Happy 180th birthday to Berthe Morisot! Born on this day in 1841, I'll be celebrating her life and work in today's post!
Welcome back to winter in art with this beautiful and serene landscape by Japanese artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Instead of reflecting on what has possibly been the most fraught year in recent memory, I thought I'd instead look ahead and wish you all the best for 2021 - may your new year be full of sparkle and happiness!
Today’s winter in art post is from the collection of Telfair Museums: Brooklyn Bridge in Winter, by Childe Hassam, from 1904. Hassam was from the Boston area and spent the years 1886 to 1889 studying in Paris, where he became enamoured with French Impressionism. He joined his French colleagues in portraying modern life in his…
On Wednesday (16th December), it’s Jane Austen's 245th birthday. To commemorate, I’ve been exploring portraits of Austen at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and I have three to share! (This originally appeared on my Instagram in July, but I'm excited to share these beautiful portraits here too!) Jane Austen, by Cassandra Austen, c.1810, NPG…
Winter Landscape, c.1811, oil on canvas. (Copyright National Gallery London, NG6517). And here is one of the snowiest, most wintery scenes I could find for my December Winter in Art series. This is Winter Landscape by Caspar David Friedrich, which I think is as dramatic as it is seasonal! Friedrich was a key member of…
Winter, eighteenth-century, attributed to Anne Vallayer-Coster, oil on canvas. (Open Access image, courtesy Met Museum, 07.225.462.)
Degas was a founding member of the group that staged the eight 'Impressionist' exhibitions between 1874 and 1886 in Paris, yet his art is markedly different - how do we understand his relationship to Impressionism?
Kerry Postle's latest historical novel follows the final twelve years of the life of Raphael the painter and explores his relationship with La Fornarina, Margarita Luti.
Happy 176th birthday Mary Cassatt, a fascinating female artist! I'm celebrating her life and work in today's post.