Five Shades of Hornel. 1904.

Young girls in a landscape. The colours and shapes overwhelm the subject. The children and the swans, are perhaps a symbol about innocence. Five Shades of Hornel’s painting. Well Read Harvest Gold Red Devil Tan Zeus Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864–1933.) Scottish painter. Landscapes, flowers, and foliage, with children. Tate Gallery >  Autumnal. 1904 Les nuanciers de l’automne […]

High Bridge, New York. 1905.

One of the prominent figures in America of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ranger is considered a leader of the Tonaliste movement. Beginning in 1899, Ranger became a leading member of the artists’ colony at Old Lyme, Connecticut, where a group of painters influenced by the Barbizon and impressionist styles gathered in the […]

The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal. 2012.

Tim is relaxing with his family in the kitchen of his large, rural (second) home. His business partner (in yellow) has just told him that he is now an extremely wealthy man, as they have sold their software business to Richard Branson. On the table is a still life demonstrating the cultural bounty of his […]

Saint Sebastian Cured by Irene. 1665.

Luca Giordano. 1634 – 1705. Musée ou collection : Philamuseum. Sebastian, a Roman soldier turned Christian, was stripped and shot with arrows for shielding Christian martyrs in defiance of the Emperor. He is shown here under the care of Saint Irene, who miraculously removed the arrows and healed his wounds. Sebastian’s triumph over his affliction led him […]

Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–1833.

“There were no museums here, as yet, in the 1830s, and no color representations of paintings.” Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872) Terra Foundation for American Art. Les pionniers d’un art américain. Samuel Morse, John Singleton Copley, Charles Peales, Gilbert Stuart. “So he (Morse) was going to bring the culture of Europe — mainly the Renaissance Italian masterpieces […]

Tommies Bathing, 1918.

In 1918, Sargent received a commission from the British government for a monumental painting commemorating the joint efforts of American and British troops during World War I. That summer, he traveled to the western front in the valley of the Somme in search of a subject. He painted a number of informal watercolors, including these sketches […]

Susan Walker Morse (The Muse) 1836–37

Samuel Morse The American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art  An ambitious farewell to his career as an artist. Stymied by a lack of financial success, he abandoned painting for science and inventing. The painting shows the daughter of Samuel Morse at about the age of seventeen, sitting with a sketchbook in her lap and […]