Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sewing outdoors - Richard E Miller 1875–1943



Richard Edward or Emil Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) A Gray Day 1910


Richard Edward or Emil Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) Woman Sewing



Richard Emil Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) Young Woman Sewing



Sewing outdoors - Paul Serusier 1863-1927


Paul Serusier (French painter, 1863-1927) La Couseuse

In 1875, Parisian Paul Sérusier (1863-1927) entered the Condorcet Lycée, where he studied classical philosophy, Greek, & Latin, plus the sciences. Ten years later, he entered the Condorcet Lycee, where he became lifelong friends with Maurice Denis. In 1888, Sérusier arrived at Pont-Aven in Brittany, where he became friends with Emile Bernand & Paul Gauguin, who encouraged the young painter to release himself from the constraints of imitative painting, to use pure colors, not to hesitate to exaggerate his impressions, & to give to his paintings his own decorative logic & symbolic system.

Paul Serusier (French painter, 1863-1927) A Girl of Savoy 1890

Upon his return to Paris, together with the friends Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Maurice Denis (1870-1943), Henri Ibels (1867-1936) & Paul Ranson (1862-1909), Sérusier formed a group, which they called Nabis (Hebrew "prophets"). They met regularly to discuss theoretical problems of art, symbolism, occult sciences, & esotericism. Later, Armand Seguin, Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) & Kerr-Xavier Roussel (1867-1944) joined the group. Many of the Nabis artists participated in the scene decoration & costume design of the Symbolist plays of the theater, Sérusier among them. The theater made it possible for them to try out on a large scale their principles of simplification & the synthesis of the various means of expression. However, after Gauguin's departure to Tahiti, in 1891, the group gradually fell apart.

Paul Serusier (French painter, 1863-1927)


In 1895, Sérusier went to the Benedictine monastery of Beuron in Germany. The monk-artists of the monastery practiced the aesthetic principles, according to which the laws of beauty were divine ones; they were mysteriously hidden in nature & could be revealed only to the artists who were able to perceive the proportions & the harmony of the sizes: "God did everything in the Holy Spirit according to measurement, a number & weight." After several successive voyages to Beuron, he settled in Brittany & cultivated painting primarily based on calculations & measurements.

Paul Serusier (French painter, 1863-1927) The Embroideress


Upon his return to Paris, together with the friends Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), Maurice Denis (1870-1943), Henri Ibels (1867-1936) & Paul Ranson (1862-1909), Sérusier formed a group, which they called Nabis (Hebrew "prophets"). They met regularly to discuss theoretical problems of art, symbolism, occult sciences, & esotericism. Later, Armand Seguin, Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) & Kerr-Xavier Roussel (1867-1944) joined the group. Many of the Nabis artists participated in the scene decoration & costume design of the Symbolist plays of the theater, Sérusier among them. The theater made it possible for them to try out on a large scale their principles of simplification & the synthesis of the various means of expression. However, after Gauguin's departure to Tahiti, in 1891, the group gradually fell apart.

Paul Serusier (French painter, 1863-1927) Young Girl with a Pink Stocking or Young Breton Knitting 1920


From 1908, he started to teach regularly at the Ranson Academy. In 1921 Sérusier published "ABC of Painting", a short treatise in which he developed a theory of the curves & simple shapes, plus a theory of color & a method of research of the deafened colors. The painter died in 1927 in Morlaix.


Sewing outdoors - Theodore Robinson 1852-1896


Theodore Robinson was born in Irasburg, Vermont. His family moved to Wisconsin, & Robinson briefly studied art in Chicago. In 1874, he journeyed to New York City to attended classes at the National Academy of Design & the Art Students League. In 1876, he sailed to Paris to study under Carolus-Duran and, at the École des Beaux-Arts, with Jean-Léon Gérôme.

Beginning in the late 1880s, Theodore Robinson spent extended periods painting in & around Giverny, the French village where Claude Monet had settled in 1883. During that time he developed a close bond with Monet & embraced the color & light of Impressionism.

Theodore Robinson (American artist, 1852-1896) Sewing by the River

Robinson left France & Monet for the final time in 1892, although he intended to return. Back in America, Robinson obtained a teaching post with the Brooklyn Art School & conducted summer classes in Napanoch, New York, near the Catskill Mountains, where he painted landscapes. He also taught at Evelyn College in Princeton, New Jersey, & later at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia

Theodore Robinson (American artist, 1852-1896) Sewing in October Sunlight

While his reputation as an important American impressionst was growing, Robinson still needed to teach to support himself. He also harbored doubts about the quality of his work & if he could support himself by selling his art.

Theodore Robinson (American artist, 1852-1896) The Layette

In 1895, he enjoyed a productive period in Vermont, & in February 1896, he wrote to Monet about returning to Giverny. But in April, he died of an acute asthma attack in New York City. He was 43 years old.

Theodore Robinson (American artist, 1852-1896) Woman Sewing in Giverny


Sewing Outdoors - Mary Cassatt 1844-1926


Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Young Woman Sewing in a Garden

Every young girl should be taught to do the following kinds of stitch, with propriety. Overstitch, hemming, running, felling, stitching, back-stitch and run, button-stitch, chain-stitch, whipping, darning, gathering and cross-stitch.   Catherine E. Beecher, A Treatise on Domestic Economy, 1843

Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Lydia Crocheting in the Garden at Marley 1880


Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). Young Woman Sewing in the Garden 1886


Sewing outdoors - Pierre Auguste Renoir 1841-1919


Pierre Auguste Renoir (French artist, 1841-1919) Marie Therese Durand Fuel Sewing


Pierre Auguste Renoir (French artist, 1841-1919) The Embroiderer a Woman Embroidering in a Garden


Sewing outdoors - Berthe Morisot 1841-1895


Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). The Sewing Lesson or The Artist's Daughter Julie with Her Nanny 1884


Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). Lilacs at Maurencourt


Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). On the Balcony of Eugene Manet's Room at Bougival


Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). Woman Sewing with Child in a Garden



Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). In the Garden



Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). Patsie Sewing in the Garden



Berthe Morisot (French artist, 1841-1895). Young Woman Sewing in the Garden


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