#FridayPainting: Thomas Faed “Sir Walter Scott and his friends at Abbotsford”

When I view the painting, “Sir Walter Scott and His Friends at Abbotsford” by Thomas Faed, I try to imagine the discussion. It seems that Sir Walter Scott is reading from one of his novels to a group of friends eager to hear what comes next. Some lean forward, while others sit back in contemplation.Continue reading “#FridayPainting: Thomas Faed “Sir Walter Scott and his friends at Abbotsford””

#FridayPainting: Alfred Henry Maurer “An Arrangement”

An American modernist painter, Alfred exhibited his work in avant-garde circles internationally and in New York City during the early twentieth century. He had an auspicious start and a promising future, with his painting “An Arrangement” being compared to the work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Then at 36, he changed the trajectory of hisContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Alfred Henry Maurer “An Arrangement””

#FridayPainting: Berthe Morisot “The Artist’s Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny”

“I do not think any man would ever treat a woman as his equal, and it is all I ask because I know my worth.” Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) Berthe Morisot, born January 14, 1841, was before her time, the only woman to show at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. Her work hung beside piecesContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Berthe Morisot “The Artist’s Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny””

#FridayPainting: Amedeo Modigliani “Portrait of the Painter Frank Haviland”

Who was Frank Haviland? Frank Burty Haviland, born in 1886 Limoges, France, was a French Cubist painter.   From an early age, Frank Haviland was influenced by his family’s creative professions.  He was the grandson of Philippe Burty, art collector and critic who gave us the artistic term, “japonisme.” He was the son of CharlesContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Amedeo Modigliani “Portrait of the Painter Frank Haviland””

Happy Lunar New Year 2022 Celebrating The Year of the Tiger

Gong hei fat choy! Happy New Year Cantonese Greeting ChasingART is celebrating Lunar New Year 2022 with Hu Zaobin, who was an early 20th-century Chinese painter, famous for painting tigers. Today on February 1, 2022, The Lunar New Year of the Tiger is celebrated worldwide by almost two billion people. It is a huge celebrationContinue reading “Happy Lunar New Year 2022 Celebrating The Year of the Tiger”