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