#FridayPainting: Frederick Carl Frieseke “Afternoon Tea on the Terrace”

“Afternoon Tea on the Terrace” brings back many vivid memories, although I have never worn the bonnets, petticoats and full skirts of the era depicted. As for sitting on a … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Frederick Carl Frieseke “Afternoon Tea on the Terrace”

#FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue”

Leo Putz was sixteen when he entered the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. His father, who was convinced of his son’s extraordinary artistic gift, sent him to the Académie Julian … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue”

#FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Hat and Feather Boa”

“I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Hat and Feather Boa”

Théophile van Rysselberghe “Young Woman on the Banks of the Greve River”

Where is the Greve River? Théophile aka “Théo” van Rysselberghe (1862-1926) was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter, so I assumed that the Greve River was in Belgian. A quick internet search … Continue reading Théophile van Rysselberghe “Young Woman on the Banks of the Greve River”

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)”

Before Giverny there was Argenteuil. Whenever I think of Claude Monet, I visualize him in his gardens at Giverny. But there was another garden that is pivotal to his narrative … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)”

#FridayPainting: Frederick Carl Frieseke “Afternoon – Yellow Room”

I have already ordered my 2022 Art Calendar and am looking forward to unveiling it on January 1, 2022. It has become a tradition in our home for the past … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Frederick Carl Frieseke “Afternoon – Yellow Room”

#FridayPainting: John White Alexander “Alethea”

Why have I not heard of John White Alexander? John White Alexander was an American portrait, figure, and decorative painter and illustrator. His painting are housed in private collections and … Continue reading #FridayPainting: John White Alexander “Alethea”

#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Olive Grove”

Vincent Van Gogh sought peace in an asylum in the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He lived there between May 1889 through May 1990. During this time he painted at least 15 paintings of … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Olive Grove”

#FridayPainting: Aubrey Beardsley “Arthur and the Strange Mantle”

“People hate to see their vices depicted, but vice is terrible and it should be depicted.” Aubrey Beardsley The year was 1893. The Studio, a new illustrated magazine of fine and … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Aubrey Beardsley “Arthur and the Strange Mantle”

Why Can’t I Touch Art?

I have a confession.  It happened a long time ago, but the memory remains firmly entrenched.  I touched a work of art.  I cannot use the excuse of youth, because … Continue reading Why Can’t I Touch Art?

#FridayPainting: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner “Potsdamer Platz”

“It seems as though the goal of my work has always been to dissolve myself completely into the sensations of the surroundings in order to then integrate this into a … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner “Potsdamer Platz”