Thursday, January 29, 2015

Interiors - Scottish painter Annie Rose Laing (née Low) 1869-1946

Annie Rose Laing (née Low) (Glasgow painter, 1869-1946) At the Breakfast Table

Each time I look at these paintings, I think of my grandmother. The light; the tall windows; the muted rug; the lace tablecloths & curtains; the piano & its red shawl; the intimate table talk - she is in all of it. I can smell the warm bread & the tea. I was an only child, & my grandmother was a remarkable woman. And, apparently, so was artist Annie Rose Low Laing, who somehow painted my childhood without ever knowing my grandmother or my mother or me & without ever being in my grandmother's house. Born in Glasgow, she painted figures, landscapes, & interiors. She exhibited mainly in Scotland, lived for a while in Italy, & finally settled in London. She exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Academy, the Glasgow Institute, the Walker Gallery, and elsewhere during her lifetime.

Annie Rose Laing (née Low) (Glasgow painter, 1869-1946) The Breakfast Table

Annie Rose Laing (née Low) (Glasgow painter, 1869-1946) The Mirror

Annie Rose Laing (née Low) (Glasgow painter, 1869-1946) A Helesburgh Breakfast

Annie Rose Laing (née Low) (Glasgow painter, 1869-1946) After Rehearsal

 Annie Rose Laing (née Low) (Glasgow painter, 1869-1946) After Dinner

Annie Rose Laing (née Low) (Glasgow painter, 1869-1946) Sewing

Morning Madonna

Mosaic Artist, Italian Santi Maria e Donato, Murano, 1200-50

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were the core of early Western art.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Interiors - Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)  The White Interior

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) Basket and Plate of Fruit on a Red-Checkered Tablecloth 1939

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) Interior with Flowers 1919

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Basket of Fruit Oranges and Persimmons, c 1940

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) Work Table 1926 reworked 1937

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Poppies 1914-15

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)  Table Setting under the lamp (c. 1899)

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) The Breakfast Room 1931

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947)  The Bowl of Milk (1919)

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Mimosa 1915

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) The Dressing Room 1892

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947). The Provencal Jug 1930

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) Open Window

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) The Window

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Bouquet of Mimosas, c 1945

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) The Yellow Room 1942

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Still Life with Earthenware Dish 1918

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Norman Earthenware 1910

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Basket of Fruit, 1930

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Interior 1913

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Still Life with Lemons 1917-18

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Dining Room Overlooking the Garden (The Breakfast Room), 1930-31

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) Pot of Flowers 1888

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947)  Table in Front of the Window, 1934-35

Pierre Bonnard, (1867-1947) The Blue Pot 1920

Pierre Bonnard (French artist, 1867-1947) Corner of the Dining Room

Pierre Bonnard (French artist, 1867-1947) Dining Room on the Garden

Pierre Bonnard (French artist, 1867-1947) The Door Window with Dog

Pierre Bonnard (French artist, 1867-1947) The Workshop with Mimosa 1935

Pierre Bonnard (French artist, 1867-1947) Toilet with a banquet red and yellow 1913

Pierre Bonnard (French artist, 1867-1947) The Red Cupboard

Interiors - Henri Matisse 1869-1954

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Interior in Aubergines. 1911-12

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Interior with a Violin Case, 1918-1919.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Interior with Etruscan Vase. 1940.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Large Red Interior. 1948

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Moorish Screen. 1917-21.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). My Room At the Beau-Rivage. 1918

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Oriental Rugs. 1906

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Pianist and Checker Players, 1924

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Red Interior. Still Life on a Blue Table. 1947

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Seville Still Life. 1911.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Spanish Still Life (Seville II). 1911.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). The Egyptian Curtain. 1948.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). The Lute. 1943

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). The Window (Interior with Forget-Me-Nots). 1916.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Vase with Iris

Henry Matisse (1869-1954). The Dessert Harmony in Red. 1908