Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A spanking dog day - HOT





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


Pieter de Hooch (Dutch artist, 1629-1684) Woman with Basket of Beans in the Kitchen Garden 1651


Seaside & in the garden with Belgian artist Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe 1862–1926



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Summer afternoon tea in the garden 1901



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Garden in Summer



Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Jeanne Pissarro 1895



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) The Garden of Felicien Rops at Essone



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) The Fountain parc sans souci at Postdam 1902



  Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Daisy Weber 1907



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Garden with villa and fountain 1924



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Mathilde Vereeken 1891



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Saint Clair 1912



  Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Family in the orchard 1890



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Girl with Flowers



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) The Promenade 1901



Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926)  Elisaeth van Rysselberghe in a Straw Hat



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Reading in the Garden



Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Counseuse Sewing in the Garden



Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) A Reading in the Garden



 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Maria and Elizabeth van Rysselberghe Knitting in the Garden


 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Mrs. Schlumberger and her Daughter


 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) On the Jetty


 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) On the Terrace at Sevres


 Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) The Gardens of Generalife in Grenada


Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (Belgian artist, 1862–1926) Young Woman on the Sand Shore


Morning Madonna


Benedetto Bonfigli (c. 1420–1496) Madonna and Child with Angels

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.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

John Singer Sargent 1856-1925 - Frederick Law Olmstead, American Park Pioneer


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Portrait of Fredrick Law Olmstead.


John Singer Sargent 1856-1925 - Gardens from Europe to America



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Florence Fountain Boboli Gardens

John Singer Sargent was not actually brought up in America. Sargent was born in Florence, Italy, and spent his childhood & adolescence touring Europe with his American parents who had decided on a nomadic lifestyle abroad in pursuit of culture rather than a more secure existence back home.

John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Villa di Marllia Lucca


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Villa di Marlia Fountain


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) The Garden Wall



John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Villa Torlonia Frascati


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Garden in Corfu


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) Villa Torre Galli The Loggia


John Singer Sargent (American expatriate artist, 1856-1925) On the Veranda at Ironbound Island, Maine.


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


Pieter de Hooch (Dutch artist, 1629-1684) Woman and Child in a Courtyard


Surprise! the softer side of Edvard Munch...Seaside on a summer night


Edvard Munch (Norwegian artist, 1863-1944) Summer Night or Lingering on the Beach 1889


Nordic Gardens & the amazing Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden



 Anna Gardell-Ericson (Norwegian artist, 1853-1939) Summer at Hejdeby in Kräklingbo



Johannes Grenness (Norwegian artist, 1875-1963)  A woman seated in a garden.  I am not positive, that this is a Norwegian garden; as Grenness painted in Norway, Germany, & Denmark.



 Frits Thaulow (Norwegian artist, 1847-1906) In the Garden 1882



Johannes Grenness (Norwegian artist, 1875-1963)  A woman in a red dress in a garden with poppies 1914.  I am not positive, that this is a Norwegian garden; as Grenness painted in Norway, Germany, & Denmark.



Gustav Wentzel (Norwegian artist, 1859-1927) Nypetornbusken - The Rose Tree 1909



Johannes Grenness (Norwegian artist, 1875-1963) A Summer day in the garden.  I am not positive, that this is a Norwegian garden; as Grenness painted in Norway, Germany, & Denmark.

I have no paintings of The Arctic-alpine Botanic Garden (Arktisk alpin Botanisk hage) which opened in 1994, but it is an amazing garden.  It is the world's northernmost botanic garden, located in Tromsø, Norway, and run by the Tromsø University Museum.  From May 15 until July 27, the midnight sun is continuously above the horizon in Tromsø. From November 21 until January 17 the sun never rises.


 Meconopsis betonicifolia Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, Norway



 Large Pink (Dianthus superbus) Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, Norway



 Saxifraga fernandi Coburgi Dracula Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, Norway



 Pulsatilla halle Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, Norway



 Primula sikkimensis Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, Norway



Lewisia rediviva (Rocky Mountains) Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden, Norway


Surprise! the softer side of Edvard Munch... In a garden 1902


Edvard Munch (Norwegian artist, 1863-1944) In the Garden 1902


Flowers Everywhere - Selling Flowers by American artists



Charles Sprague Pearce (American Painter, 1851-1914) The Little Flowergirl



Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) Flower Sellers



Charles Cromwell Ingham (Irish-born American artist, 1796-1863)  Flower Seller



John George Brown (American genre paintere, 1831-1913)  Buy a Posy



Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) The Chrysanthemum Show



John George Brown (American genre paintere, 1831-1913)  The Flower Seller