Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dutch artist Pieter de Hooch 1629-1684 paints City Gardens & Courtyards


Pieter de Hooch (Dutch artist, 1629-1684) A Woman at a Bleach Yard 


1938 A male Odalisque with his pipe & pet dog


Pyotr Konchalovsky (Petr Petrovich Konchalovsky, Russian Пётр Петро́вич Кончало́вский) (Russian artist, 1876-1956), Portrait of Vsevolod Meyerhold 1938

Odalisque comes from a Turkish suffix expressing a function, sort of as English "er" or "ary" might when added to a noun. And oda is a room, here a chamber in a harem.  The odalisque traditionally refers to the female slave or servant in the harem of a Turkish sultan. The term was adopted during the 19C by elitist Europe as a form of artistic eroticism in orientalism.  Painting a male as an odalisque raises questions about pleasure, sex, abuse, gender roles, homophobia, etc.


Waterside by Dutch artists Jozef Israëls 1824-1911 & Isaac Israëls 1865-1934



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Mother and Child by the Sea



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Anxiously Waiting



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Girl in the Dunes



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Sailing the Boat at Sea



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Three Women Knitting by the Sea


Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Mother and Child by the Sea



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) The Toy Boat



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Awaiting the Fishermen's Return



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Children Playing by the Seaside



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) A Fishergirl On A Dunetop Overlooking The Sea



Jozef Israëls (Dutch Realist painter, 1824-1911) Children of the Sea. 1872



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934)  The Donkey Ride.   Isaac Israels often spent his summers with his father, Joseph Israëls in the Dutch seaside resort of Scheveningen near The Hague. Guests there included Edouard Manet & Max Liebermann. Like many Impressionists interested by the changing light of sun & water, Isaac painted many colorful seaside scenes.



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934)  Het mondaine scheveningen



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934)  Donkey Riding



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934)   Jonge vrouw, uitkijkend over zee



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934) At the Beach Portrait of Martha Salomon




Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934)   Jongen en meisje op ezeltjes



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934) Two girls standing on the beach, Viareggio, Italy



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934) Vrouwen aan zee



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934)



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934)



Isaac Israëls (Dutch Painter, 1865-1934)


19C Elegant male Odalisque


Egisto Sarri (Italian artist, 1837-1901) Man on a Divan

Odalisque comes from a Turkish suffix expressing a function, sort of as English "er" or "ary" might when added to a noun. And oda is a room, here a chamber in a harem.  The odalisque traditionally refers to the female slave or servant in the harem of a Turkish sultan. The term was adopted during the 19C by elitist Europe as a form of artistic eroticism in orientalism.  Painting a male as an odalisque raises questions about pleasure, sex, abuse, gender roles, homophobia, etc.


Morning Madonna


Alonso Berruguete (Spanish artist, 1488-1561) Madonna and Child

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.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Dutch artist Pieter de Hooch 1629-1684 paints City Gardens & Courtyards


Pieter de Hooch (Dutch artist, 1629-1684) A Woman and her Maid


Women outdoors with their dogs & their dreams 1800-1900s



William Kay Blacklock (British artist, 1872-1924) Sunlight and Shadow



Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French artist, 1864-1901) Partie de campagne



Frederick Walker (English artist, 1840-1875) Rochester and Jane Eyre



Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (French painter, 1848-1903) Conversation



Frederick Walker (English artist, 1840-1875) At the Fishmonger's Shop c 1872



Edmond Louis Dupain (French artist, 1847-1933) Lady Walking Her Greyhounds on the Beach



Alexander M. Rossi (British artist, 1840-1916 ) A Girl and her Dog by the Riverside


Alfred Émile Stevens (Belgian painter, 1823-1906)


Dietz Edzard (German artist, 1893-1963) Élégante avec chien



Heywood Hardy (British painter, 1843-1933)


Dietz Edzard (German artist, 1893-1963) Promenade du matin Detail


Downing Delapoer (British Painter, 1886-1902) Secret Garden of Dreams Detail


James Tissot (French Painter, 1836-1902) Hammock



Henry John Yeend King (British artist, 1855-1924)



Ford Madox Brown (English painter, 1821–1893) Byron's Dream


Morning Madonna


Hans, the Younger Holbein (1497-1543). The Solothurn Madonna (detail) 1522

 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.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dutch artist Pieter de Hooch 1629-1684 paints City Gardens & Courtyards


Pieter de Hooch (Dutch artist, 1629-1684) A Musical Party in a Courtyard


Marie Pasquiou-Quivoron Bracquemond 1840-1916 paints women in summer


Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916). Self Portrait 1870

Born in Brittany, Marie Bracquemond began painting, when her family moved to Paris. Her earlier work shows the classical influence of Ingres, but by the 1870s, she was an active proponent of impressionism.


Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916). Afternoon Tea, 1880

Unlike many other female impressionist artists, Bracquemond did not enjoy the opportunities of privilege. She was largely self-taught. She became acquainted with members of the Impressionist circle, including Degas, Renoir, & Monet, after her designs for porcelain attracted Degas’ attention. Bracquemond exhibited in 3 of the Impressionist exhibitions.


Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916). Artist's sister Louise in the Garden 

Although she exhibited during the 1870s & 1880s, the jealousy of her overbearing artist-husband, Felix Bracquemond, caused her to stop painting. Many of the best paintings by this reclusive artist were painted in her own backyard. Felix Bracquemond's disapproval of Impressionism & his discouragement of his wife’s endeavors led her to end her artistic career by 1890.


Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916). Pierre & Aunt Louise in the Garden (The Artist's Son and Sister in the Garden at Sèvres) 1890



Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916). On the Terrace at Sevres



Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916). The Woman in White, c.1880



Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916). Women in Boat



Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916). Three Women with Parasols



Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916).  Woman with Parasol



Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916).  Self Portrait Painting