Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer Women - Henri Lebasque 1865-1937


Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Woman on Garden Bench

Some of my favorite portraits of women & children outdoors are by Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937).  He was born in Champigné, France; and by 1885, he was studying in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Here Lebasque met Camille Pissarro & Auguste Renoir. Lebasque maintained an intense artistic exchange with young painters, especially Vuillard & Bonnard, the founders of the artists' associations "Les Nabis" (the prophets) & the "Intimists." In 1903, together with his friend Henri Matisse & other artists, Henri Lebasque founded the "Salon d'Automne," where Georges Rouault, André Derain, Edouard Vuillard and Henri Matisse exhibited. In 1924, Henri Lebasque moved to Le Cannet on the French Riviera. His portrayals of women & their children are colorful & intimate, full of the hope & joy of life.

Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Girl Reading



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 


 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Women Sewing



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) 


Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865--1937) Sur Le Bank Vert, Sanary


Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) The Sewing Lesson


 Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Motherhood, Madame Lebasque and Children 1905



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Mrs Lebasque reading in the garden


Morning Madonna


William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French Academic painter, 1825-1905) The Virgin of the Lilies

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 a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Summer in Central Park & at the beach with American William James Glackens 1870-1938


 William James Glackens (American, 1870-1938) Beachside 1913


 William James Glackens (American, 1870-1938) Waterside



 William James Glackens (American, 1870-1938) At the Beach



 William James Glackens (American, 1870-1938) May Day in Central Park, 1905



 William James Glackens (American, 1870-1938) Bathing at Bellport 1911.



 William James Glackens(American, 1870-1938) In the Park



 William James Glackens (American, 1870-1938) Waterside



 William James Glackens(American, 1870-1938) Café de la Paix, 1906


 William James Glackens (American, 1870-1938) At the Beach



William James Glackens (American artist, 1870-1938) May Day in Central Park, 1905


Morning Madonna


Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475-1564), The Manchester Madonna and Child with St John and Angels c 1497

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 a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Women in Gardens - American Richard Edward (or Emil Miller) 1875–1943


 Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) Afternoon Tea in the Garden


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943), American decorative Impressionist painter, studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, & then sailed for Paris to study at Academie Julian (1898–1901).  Paris was the art capital of the 19C. Its museums, exhibition spaces, art academies, & the manner in which the arts were perceived as an integral part of everyday life drew painters, sculptors, & architects from around the world to the French capital. As the painter Cecilia Beaux expressed it, "Everything is there." Miller became part of the “Giverny Group,” the 2nd generation of mostly American artists to study & paint near the gardens created at his home by Claude Monet. Here are a few of Miller's women in gardens.

 Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) Tea in the garden



Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) Women with Parasol


Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) By the Riverbank 1910


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) In the Garden


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Reading in the Garden


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Summer Reverie 1914


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) The Garden Seat


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Woman Reading in the Garden


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Woman with Parasol


Richard Edward or Emil Miller (1875-1943) Reverie 1916


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Sylvan Dell or Reverie


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Young Woman Sewing in a Garden