#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”

#FridayPainting: Paul Berthon “Sarah Bernhardt”

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy.” Sarah Bernhardt I was drawn to Paul Berthon’s lithograph before I knew he had captured the face of the renowned Sarah Bernhardt, arguably the … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Paul Berthon “Sarah Bernhardt”

Sir John Everett Millais – The Controversy Begins

In the last post on Art Nouveau, we met Christina Rossetti, the sister of Dante, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The Pre-Raphaelites were revolutionary for their time.  … Continue reading Sir John Everett Millais – The Controversy Begins

Dante’s Kid Sister – Christina

“Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground.”   Christina Rossetti Every Christmas, I listen to In the Bleak Mid-Winter, never realizing the connection to Art Nouveau and the Pre-Raphaelites.  That … Continue reading Dante’s Kid Sister – Christina

Art Nouveau – Bing & the Defining Moment

“I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Siegfried Bing was a businessman; he came from a family of trade. Born in Hamburg, Germany … Continue reading Art Nouveau – Bing & the Defining Moment