The National Gallery 5 Minute Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is a form of meditation that involves a guide who leads the practitioner through a series of visualizations and relaxation techniques. The purpose of guided meditation is to help the practitioner achieve a state of deep relaxation and focus, which can lead to a variety of physical and mental benefits. During a guidedContinue reading “The National Gallery 5 Minute Guided Meditation”

John William Waterhouse “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May”

British Pre-Raphaelite artist John William Waterhouse explored, in this painting, the theme of roses, early summer and fleeting moments found in the 17th century poem, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick. There are two painting with the title, “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May”. It is a lovely scene, holdingContinue reading “John William Waterhouse “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May””

Still Life: Still Life with Flower by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder

Considered one of the most important Dutch painters of the 17th century, Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder’s work was influential in the development of Dutch Golden Age painting. Still Life with Flower by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder is an iconic 17th century Dutch still life painting. The painting is oil on canvas and is currently housedContinue reading “Still Life: Still Life with Flower by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder”

Suzanne Valadon: Young Girl in Front of a Window

“Young Girl in Front of a Window” Suzanne Valadon, 1930 Susanne Valadon (1865-1938) was a French artist and model, best remembered for her paintings of the Parisian avant-garde. Born Marie-Clémentine Valadon in Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France, she was the daughter of a seamstress and a farmer. Montmartre, the bohemian quarter of Paris, was her home. She supportedContinue reading “Suzanne Valadon: Young Girl in Front of a Window”

“Louveciennes in the Snow” by Alfred Sisley

‘Louveciennes in the Snow’ by Alfred Sisley The painting ‘Louveciennes in the Snow’, by the renowned Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley, is a serene winter landscape. The painting depicts a small village in the French countryside, blanketed with a thick layer of snow. Surrounded by trees and hills, with a gray sky and a few patchesContinue reading ““Louveciennes in the Snow” by Alfred Sisley”

Still Life: Vase of Flowers by Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon’s Vase of Flowers, painted in 1916, is a elegant oil painting that captures the beauty of nature. The painting is composed of a large vase in deep blue surrounded by a variety of colors, including pink, yellow, and white. The flowers are painted in a realistic style, with each petal and stem carefullyContinue reading “Still Life: Vase of Flowers by Odilon Redon”