I feel the energy of movement that comes from the child leading the way up the pathway.
Sir Peter Paul Rubens is one of the most important painters in European art history. He created 2,500 compositions and approximately 10,000 works of art: paintings, drawings, book illustrations and even tapestries. Rubens’s compositions reference classical and Christian history. His Baroque style accentuated movement, colour, and sensuality, all of which are found in “The TriumphalContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Peter Paul Rubens “The Triumphal Chariot of Kallo””
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun Painted over 600 portraits and 200 landscapes. She was a powerhouse.
“As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young” is a scene of pure joy. Laughter, singing, eating and the feeling of belonging welcomes me to join in the merriment. The connection between young and old remind me of a family sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal. But if I look closer, there are subtle meaningsContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Jan Steen “As the Old Sing, So Pipe the Young””
Tonight I am traveling virtually to Glasgow, Scotland, the port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. There is an artistic energy that vibrates in a city renowned for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. History is steeped in every step I take. I hear the echo of shipbuilding that took place duringContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Bessie MacNicol “Two Sisters””
“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 most famous actress of the 19th century. Her star quality never dimmed during her career that spanned from 1862 to 1923. Known as the DevineContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Paul Berthon “Sarah Bernhardt””