Monday, January 5, 2015

William Merritt Chase 1849-1916 - His daughter Alice


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) My Daughter Alice Dieudonne Chase in the Mirror


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Mrs William Merritt Chase and Cosy (Daughter Alice Dieudonne Chase) 1895


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) My Daughter Alice Dieudonne Chase 1898


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) My Daughter Alice Dieudonne Chase 1902


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) My Daughter Alice Dieudonne Chase 1902


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) My Daughter Alice Dieudonne Chase, Shinnecock Hills 1902


William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) My Daughter Alice Dieudonne Chase with Russian Wolfhound 1903



Thursday, January 1, 2015

And a few cats by Suzanne Valadon 1865-1938


Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) Two Cats



Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) Study of a cat in 1918



Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) Bouquet and a Cat 1919



Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) and Louison Raminou, 1920



Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) sitting on a cloth Raminou 1920



Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) Miss Lily Walton with Raminou 1922



Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) and Raminou pitcher with skin tones in 1932


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Off to Russia with French-born Louis Caravaque 1684–1752


 Louis Caravaque (French-born Russian painter, 1684–1752) Empress Elizabeth


One of the most successful foreign artists to work in Russia, Louis Caravaque is an example of the Europeanization, that Peter the Great sought to bring to his new city of Saint Petersburg. Born into a family of artists in Marseilles, Caravaque began his career painting ships like his father, but his portraits attracted enough attention to warrant a contract in 1715 to come to Russia for 3 years to paint portraits, battle paintings, historical scenes & landscapes. By 1716, Caravaque was living in St. Petersburg, painting & teaching students.  Caravaque continued to be a dominant force in the world of portrait painting in the Russian court through the reigns of Catherine, Anna Ioannovna & Elizabeth, all of whom he painted. His work covers a variety of members of the Imperial family & the nobility at various stages in their lives.  In addition to portraits, Caravaque designed several interiors & painted a variety of battle scenes related to Peter's military victories in the Northern Wars. He was also commissioned to paint several icons, becoming one of the first foreign artists to do so. Caravaque died in 1752, in St. Petersburg & was buried in the cemetery at St. Sampson Cathedral.


 Louis Caravaque (French-born Russian painter, 1684–1752) Empress Elizabeth


 Louis Caravaque (French-born Russian painter, 1684–1752) Empress Elizabeth


 Louis Caravaque (French-born Russian painter, 1684–1752) Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia (1718-1746)


 Louis Caravaque (French-born Russian painter, 1684–1752) Portrait of Empress Anna Ioannovna 1730


 Louis Caravaque (French-born Russian painter, 1684–1752) Portrait of Tsesarevna Anna Petrovna


Louis Caravaque (French-born Russian painter, 1684–1752) Catherine I of Russia  (1684-1727)


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Off to Russia - by Edgar Degas 1834-1917


Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834-1917) Russian Dancers 1895


The whirling Russian dancers of Russian painter Philip Andreyevich Maliavin (1869-1940) remind me of These late 1890s pastels of Edgar Degas (1834-1917).


Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834-1917) Russian Dancers 1899


Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834-1917) Russian Dancers 1899


Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834-1917) Russian Dancers 1899


Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834-1917) Russian Dancers 1899


Edgar Degas (French painter, 1834-1917) Russian Dancers 1899


Monday, September 1, 2014

Off to Russia - Alexey Venetsianov (1780-1847) paints mostly peasant girls


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl in a Kerchief. 1830s.


Alexei Gavrilovich Venetsianov (1780-1847) Was a master of genre art in Both rural landscape paintings and life in portraits. Venetsianov Was the first artist in a history of Russia, Who Represented the life of Peasants. This posting features de son Many peasant paintings.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) A Peasant Girl with a Calf. 1820s.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl in a Kerchief. 1830s.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl with the Birchen Basket. 1824.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Fortunetelling.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Milk Woman.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Girl with Butterflies.


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Woman Combing Flax


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Pelageya. Peasant Woman with Rake and Scythe. c 1825


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Portrait of the Merchant's Wife Obraztsova. 1830s


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Reaper. 1820s


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Wet-Nurse with a Child. 1830


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl with the Cornflowers. 1820s


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl with Milk


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) A Peasant Girl from Tver


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Woman


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Girl


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Old Nurse in Shlychkov


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Young Woman


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Shelling


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Spinner


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Nastya Havskaya


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) VS Putyatina


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant with sycle in the Rye


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Girl with Accordion


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Reapers


Alexey Venetsianov (Russian painter, 1780-1847) Peasant Woman with Rake