This morning we awoke to a light dusting of early snow.
Archive for the Painting Category
David Alfaro Siqueiros, 1939
Julie Manet, born this day in 1878, was the daughter of Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet’s brother Eugène. Of all the many portraits of her by members of the Impressionist circle I find this one, painted by Renoir in 1887, by far the most charming.
George Maciunas, c. 1950s
Aloïse Corbaz (28 June 1886 – 5 April 1964) was a governess at the court of Wilhelm II, where her obsessive crush on the Kaiser led to a diagonosis of schizophrenia. Committed for life to a mental hospital she began secretly to paint and write poetry there. In 1947 her art came to the attention of Jean Dubuffet, who ammassed a collection of her works that was eventually donated to the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne and recently formed part of a large exhibition there entitled Aloïse. Le Ricochet Solaire.
The Sleep of Venus, c. 1602
The Penitent Magdalen, c. 1598
Venus with Satyr and Cupids, c. 1588
3 November 1560 – 15 July 1609
Autumn on the Thames
Tissot seems to have had a particular fondness for the form and autumn colour of horse chestnut leaves. Horse chestnuts being very common here along the Thames these paintings feel quite close to home.
Portrait by Edgar Degas of his friend and artistic mentor James Tissot