Sunday, September 25, 2016

Women & Children in Small Boats by Henri Lebasque 1865-1937

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Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Promenade Sur L'Eau 1918



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) A Fishing Expedition 1920

Some of my favorite portraits of women & children outdoors are by Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937).  He was born in Champigné, France; and by 1885, he was studying in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Here Lebasque met Camille Pissarro & Auguste Renoir. Lebasque maintained an intense artistic exchange with young painters, especially Vuillard & Bonnard, the founders of the artists' associations "Les Nabis" (the prophets) & the "Intimists." In 1903, together with his friend Henri Matisse & other artists, Henri Lebasque founded the "Salon d'Automne," where Georges Rouault, André Derain, Edouard Vuillard and Henri Matisse exhibited. In 1924, Henri Lebasque moved to Le Cannet on the French Riviera. His portrayals of women & their children are colorful & intimate, full of the hope & joy of life.


Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Young Girls in a Boat c 1900



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Girl in a Boat



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Girls in a Boat



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) On the Banks of the Seine in Andelys



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Fishing Party 1915



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Promenade En Barque



Henri Lebasque (French artist, 1865-1937) Boat on the Marne


Madonnas attributed to Sandro Botticelli 1445-1510


Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna and Child with 2 Angels 1470



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna of the Loggia 1467



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) The Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate c 1480



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child with young Saint John the Baptist c 1500



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna and Child with Angel



s1 Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin of the Pomegranate



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin Teaching the Infant Jesus to Read c 1480



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist, detail of the Madonna and Child



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna and Child in a Niche Decorated with Roses



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna and Child Crowned by Angels, detail of the Madonna



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna and Child with a young John the Baptist



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna del mare (1477)



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna and Child with a young John the Baptist



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna of the Eucharist 1470



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Mary and Child with the young John the Baptist & 2 Angels 1468



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) The Madonna and Child with the young St. John the Baptist in a Landscape



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin & Child with 5 Angels



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin & Child



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin & Child c 1475



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin & Child with a young John the Baptist



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin & Child



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child with young John the Baptist c 1490



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna of the Magnificat c 1485



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child 1470



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Madonna and child with 2 Angels



Sandro Botticelli (Italian artist, 1445-1510) Virgin and Child with Angel

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the continuum of our shared past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were the core of early Western art.