#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””

#FridayPainting: Peter Paul Rubens “The Triumphal Chariot of Kallo”

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””

#FridayPainting: Paul Cézanne “Still Life with Fruit Dish”

Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were in accord in their estimation of Paul Cézanne when they remarked Paul Cézanne “is the father of us all”. In history, there are pivotal moments. Paul Cézanne forged the pathway for the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a radically different world of art for theContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Paul Cézanne “Still Life with Fruit Dish””

#FridayPainting: Paul Signac “The Papal Palace in Avignon”

“The art of the colourist has in some ways elements of mathematics and music.” Paul Signac Paul Signac was studying architecture when he had a better idea. Why not become a painter? With that decision, his life evolved. He met Georges Seurat in 1884. Georges Seurat developed the technique of applying small strokes or dotsContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Paul Signac “The Papal Palace in Avignon””