Monday, April 29, 2013
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). Portrait Of Woman In Blue
I forgot to tell you, that I saw the most glorious blue sky yesterday. Not gray or dusky white or glaring bright, but an inspiring, calming blue sky hovering over the fresh, new greens of spring...
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) Young Woman in a Blue Blouse, Portrait of Lydia Delectorskaya the Artist's Secretary
Henri Matisse (1869-1954). The Romanian Green Bluse, 1939
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Woman in a Plumed Hat 1901
Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). Portrait Of Adeline Ravoux
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The first Became aware of Jacob Eichholtz (1776-1842), when i Roamed the halls of the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore During the 1980s. He was born north of Baltimore in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he tried His hand at being a tinsmith, a cooper, & amp; a sign painter. But His passion was for painting portraits. He wrote of His unexpected friendship with Thomas Sully in Lancaster County in 1808, "Chance about this time threw a painter into the town of my residence. This in a moment my DECIDED make as to the arts. Previous to the arrival of this painter, I had made some rude Efforts with tolerable success, having nothing more than a Bootjack for vane, and anything in the shape of a brush, for at that time brushes were not to be had, not even in Philadelphia. At length I was lucky enough to get a few half-worn brushes from Mr. Sully, being on the eve of His departure for England. This was a great feast to me, and enabled me to go on until others were to be had. " In 1811, Eichholtz visited Gilbert Stuart in Boston, & amp; Began a lifelong series of exhibitions with the Society of Artists at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Probably before 1820, Eichholtz was painting portraits in Baltimore & amp; Beyond, from Pittsburg to Delaware. By 1821 he had set-up a studio in Philadelphia; where he painted, until he returned to Lancanster County in 1832, painting portraits until His death 10 years later.