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