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Henri-Edmond Cross- The French Artist Who Played a Crucial and Vital Role in the Development of Modern Painting

 

Henri-Edmond Cross- The French Artist Who Played a Crucial and Vital Role in the Development of Modern Painting

Vivid Cypresses at Cagne by Henri Edmond Cross - Painted 1908
"Oh! What I saw in a split second while riding my bike tonight! I just had to jot down these fleeting things ... a rapid notation in watercolor and pencil: an informal daubing of contrasting colors, tones, and hues, all packed with information to make a lovely watercolor the next...

The Raphael Of Flowers Was The Nickname of Pierre-Joseph Redouté

Illustration of a Lilac Flower, Fritilaria Flower and Candolle Rose by Pierre Joseph Redouté

The Raphael Of Flowers Was The Nickname of Pierre-Joseph Redouté

 

 

  • Redoute was the premier botanical artist 1790 – 1830.
  • Redoute was an art tutor to Marie Antoinette (the last Queen of France) and she became his patron.
  • Redouté received the title of "Draughtsman...

PAUL KLEE

Paul Klee The Bauhaus Master And Father Of Abstraction Was An Excellent Art Teacher And His 100-Year-Old Art Theories Are Still Influential, Relevant and Taught Today!

Paul Klee The Bauhaus Master And Father Of Abstraction Was An Excellent Art Teacher And His 100-Year-Old Art Theories Are Still Influential, Relevant and Taught Today!

Paul Klee’s In The Desert Detail 1914

The work of the Swiss Artist Paul Klee shows that he was truly...

Beatrix Potter The Tale of an Extraordinary Woman

                    "Thank goodness I was never sent to school;                             it would have rubbed off some of the originality."

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“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream “ Vincent Van Gogh

Self Portrait Painted by Van Gogh 1888

 Vincent Van Gogh Tormented Artist

Vincent Willem van Gogh, 1853-1890, was a Dutch post-impressionist painter- artist, his early life was unremarkable and as a young man he floundered failing from one job to the next. Although he is now known as a well-respected artist, Van Gogh basically only painted for the last 9 years of his life, and...

THE SPHINX of DELFT- DUTCH ARTIST JOHANNES VERMEER

Vermeer’s View of Delft 1660–1663
The character of Vermeer’s paintings is said to be photographic in realism

Johannes Vermeer, 1632 –  1675, was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic paintings. He was a moderately successful painter in his lifetime, but he was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death. Vermeer painted mostly domestic interior scenes. Most of his paintings were apparently set in two small rooms in his...

A Medieval Mystery filled with Myth and Lore… The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries

 

The Virgin and the Unicorn by Domenico Zampieri, known as Domenichino c 1602

The Virgin and the Unicorn by Domenico Zampieri, known as Domenichino c 1602

 

The unicorn (from Latin unus "one" and cornu "horn", also called monoceros by the Greek) is a mythological creature. Though the modern popular image of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in the single spiral horn on the middle of its forehead, the traditional unicorn also has a beard of...

NIMBLE NICKS

The Nimble Nicks Santa’s Colorful Cute and Happy Helpers!

The Nimble Nicks Santa’s Colorful Cute and Happy Helpers!

I have always loved the Nimble Nicks characters.  As I started to research them I realized having been raised in Massachusetts of course I would have an interest in characters that were born-created in Worcester Massachusetts. There is not a lot of information about the history of the Nimble Nicks but the article written by Roy Nunn and published in The Antique Shoppe...

The HUNT for the UNICORN TAPESTRIES

 

 

On view at the Cloisters Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

The Hunt for the Unicorn, or the Unicorn Tapestries, is a series of seven tapestries dating woven between 1495 and 1505, and woven in Brussels or Liège, and currently on display at the Cloisters - Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. The tapestries show a group of noblemen and hunters in pursuit of a unicorn. The Hunt for the Unicorn was a common theme in late medieval and renaissance...

Ernst Ludvig Kirchner’s Work Helped Form the Foundation of Modern Art

Ernst Kirchner The Most Influential Modern Artist That You Have Probably Never Heard Of

 

 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880 – 1938, was a German expressionist painter and printmaker. He was one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge",which was a group of artists that helped establish and build the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art.

 

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Die Brücke (The Bridge) was...