Friday, July 26, 2013

Back & forth - Crossing the Atlantic with Henry Bacon 1839–1912

Henry Bacon (American artist, 1839–1912) Departure from New York Harbor

Henry Bacon (American artist, 1839–1912) The Departure

Henry Bacon (American artist, 1839–1912) Distant Thoughts

Henry Bacon (American artist, 1839–1912) Goodbye

Henry Bacon (American artist, 1839–1912) On the Open Sea

Henry Bacon (American artist, 1839–1912) Romantic Observations

Henry Bacon (American artist, 1839–1912) Land

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Women by South Carolinian Charles Fraser 1782-1860

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Girl with Kitten

When I was researching 18th-century early American gardens along the Atlantic coast, I visited The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston to look at the notebooks & journals of Charles Fraser.  Fraser was known as a miniaturist, but I was eager to see his small drawings of Charleston & its surrounds which clearly showed gardens & grounds. These are just a few of his amazing miniatures of women.

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782–1860) Harriet Hampton

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Margaret Campbell (Mrs. Mitchell King)

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Mary Bennett Campbell

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Mrs. Edward Trescott

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Mrs. Mary Sommers Buist Lamb

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Mrs. William Alston (Mary Brewton Motte, 1769-1838)

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Mrs. William John Grayson (Susan Greene)

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Mrs. William Mayrant (Ann Richardson)

Charles Fraser (American artist, 1782-1860) Rosamond Miles Pringle

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Moons

Thomas Buttersworth (1768-1842) Smugglers and Revenue Cutter

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Searchlight on the Harbor Entrance Santiago de Cuba

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch artist, 1853-1890) Starry-Night.

Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935) Moonlight on the Sound

Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) Moonrise

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Ladder to the Moon

Samuel Palmer (British artist, 1805-1881) Harvest Moon

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) Sleeping Gypsy

Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) Carnival Evening

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), On the River Tyne

Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789) Evening Seascape

Edvard Munch (1863-1944)

Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) Moonlilt Seascape

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Snow Storm, Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps 1812

Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) Wood-Boatmen on a River

Henri Julien Rousseau (1844-1910) Jungle with Lion

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Kissing the Moon

Gustaw Gwozdecki (1880-1935) Moon

George Inness (1825-1894) Harvest Moon

Joan Miro (1893-1983)

Sebastian Pether (1790-1844) A Moonlit Cove

Maria Hadfield Cosway (1759-1838) Girl Dancing by the Sea

Odilon Redon (1840-1916) Boat in the Moonlight

Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890) Evening Landscape With Rising Moon

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)

Samuel Palmer (British painter, 1805-1881) Harvest Moon

René François Ghislain Magritte (1898-1967)

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Moonlight

Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917)

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) Lovers In Moon

Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) Toilers of the Sea

Alfred Stevens (1823-1906) Moonlit Seascape

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon c. 1824

Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904) Battersea Bridge, London

Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878) Moonrise 1877

Claude Monet (1840-1926) Charing Cross Bridge, Fog on the Thames

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) Fishermen at Sea c 1796

Georges Rouault (1871-1958)

Thomas Cole (1801-1848) Expulsion - Moon and Firelight

Jean-François Millet (1814-1875) The Shepherd at the Fold by Moonlight

Hendrik Avercamp (Dutch artist, 1585-1634) Fishermen at Moonlight 1625

1711 Donato Creti (Italian 1671-1749) Astronomical Observations The Moon