Mini-Post | “Brooklyn Bridge in Winter”, Childe Hassam

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…

Mini-Post | “Winter Landscape”, Caspar David Friedrich

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…

Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757)

A Muse, Rosalba Carriera, mid-1720s, pastel on laid blue paper (Getty Museum, 2003.17) Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program. On Monday 12th June 1741, Henrietta Fermor, Countess of Pomfret, was exploring Venice with her travel companions. She had been on a Grand Tour with her husband and two of her daughters since…

A Visit to the Pompidou: The Day I Fell in Love with Matisse

Last week I got to banish the January blues and Wednesday “hump day” in one fell swoop with a day trip to Paris with my sister. We got a nice and early Eurostar from London, ate croissants on the way there (to get us in the right mood of course!) and had a whirlwind day…

Cabinets of Curiosity, Salons and the Era of Annual Exhibitions at Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

I’ve recently got back from a two-week whirlwind trip to Canada so I think my November and December posts are going to be full of some of my favourite places we visited: starting with my first, which was the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. We’d been in Montréal approximately half an hour when we arrived…