#FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “Margot”

My Art Calendar painting for November 19, 2021 was a surprise. I would never have guessed that the artist was Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. If Margot had been captured in one … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “Margot”

#FridayPainting: Henri J.F. Rousseau “The Equatorial Jungle”

Henri Julien Félix Rousseau was a French post-impressionist painter who was subjected to ridicule by critics during his lifetime. And yet, he became known as a self-taught genius who had … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Henri J.F. Rousseau “The Equatorial Jungle”

Winter in Russia with Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov

Константин Иванович Горбатов, Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov  May 17, 1876 – May 24, 1945 was a Russian post-impressionist painter.  He was born in Stavropol in the Samara province, but he moved … Continue reading Winter in Russia with Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov

Artists in the Garden: Vincent van Gogh

“I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.” … Continue reading Artists in the Garden: Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh’s “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries” 1888

  “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” Vincent Van Gogh Over the … Continue reading Vincent van Gogh’s “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries” 1888