Saturday, July 23, 2016

American Women in Gardens


 Karl Albert Buehr (German-born American Painter, 1866-1952) Gathering Flowers


Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859-1936) Summer Garden



Irving R. Wiles. (American artist. 1861-1948) Among the Rhododendrons



Hamilton Hamilton (American artist, 1847–1928) Falling Blossoms



 Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859-1936) Women with Flower Basket



Richard Edward or Emil Miller (American artist, 1875-1943) The Chinese Robe



Robert Vonnoh (American painter, 1858-1933)  Girl with Poppies



Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) Near Kennebunkport



Helen M. Turner (American painter, 1858-1958) Morning 1919



Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859 – 1936) In a Field of Flowers


Eastman Johnson (American painter, 1824-1906) Holly Hocks


Abbott Fuller Graves (American artist, 1859-1936) Picking flowers by the Sea



Charles Courtney Curran (American artist, 1861-1942) Ladies on a Hill



Eastman Johnson (American painter, 1824-1906) Catching the Bee



John Twachtman (American painter, 1853-1902) In the Sunlight 1893




John Leslie Breck (American artist, 1860-1899) Woman in Garden


Women in Gardens - American Richard Edward (or Emil Miller) 1875–1943


 Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) Afternoon Tea in the Garden


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943), American decorative Impressionist painter, studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, & then sailed for Paris to study at Academie Julian (1898–1901).  Paris was the art capital of the 19C. Its museums, exhibition spaces, art academies, & the manner in which the arts were perceived as an integral part of everyday life drew painters, sculptors, & architects from around the world to the French capital. As the painter Cecilia Beaux expressed it, "Everything is there." Miller became part of the “Giverny Group,” the 2nd generation of mostly American artists to study & paint near the gardens created at his home by Claude Monet. Here are a few of Miller's women in gardens.

 Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) Tea in the garden



Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) Women with Parasol


Richard Edward Miller (American painter, 1875-1943) By the Riverbank 1910


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) In the Garden


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Reading in the Garden


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Summer Reverie 1914


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) The Garden Seat


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Woman Reading in the Garden


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Woman with Parasol


Richard Edward or Emil Miller (1875-1943) Reverie 1916


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Sylvan Dell or Reverie


Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943) Young Woman Sewing in a Garden


Morning Madonna

Andrea del Verrocchio (Italian Early Renaissance artist, c 1435-1488) Madonna and Child 1470

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.