Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Women in veils 1880s-1930s



Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919) Madame Darras as a Horsewoman


Women have been wearing veils since at least the 13th century B.C. in Assyria. Classical Greek & Hellenistic statues sometimes depict Greek women with both their head & face covered by a veil.  Statues of Persian elite women from Persepolis show examples of some women wearing veils & some without.  Here are a few from the 19th & early 20th century, which I find fascinating.



 Emily Eastman (Loudon New Hampshire 1804-c 1841) Woman in Veil c 1825



Louis Anquetin (French artist, 1861–1932) Woman on the Champs-Elysees by Night 1890



Anders Leonard Zorn (Swedish artist, 1860-1920) In mourning, 1880



Louis Anquetin (French artist, 1861–1932) Two Woman 1892



Alice Pike Barney (American artist, 1857-1931) Self Portrait



Jozsef Rippl-Ronai (Hungarian artist, 1861-1927) Mme Mazet 1896



Mary Cassatt (American-born artist, 1844-1926) Woman Arranging Her Veil 1886



Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French painter, 1841-1919), Jeune femme à la voilette



Louis Anquetin (French artist, 1861–1932) Woman with a Veil 1890



Edmund Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) The Blue Veil 1899



Joseph DeCamp (American artist, 1858-1923) Pink Feather Brown Veil 1908



Gustav Klimt (Austrian Symbolist painter, 1862-1918) Girl With Blue Veil, 1902



Edmund Tarbell (American painter, 1862-1938) Summer Breeze 1904



Gustave Van de Woestijne (Belgian artist, 1881-1947) Les deux printemps



Pierre Bonnard (French painter, 1867-1947) Woman in a Veil c 1917



Henri Matisse (French artist, 1919-1942)  The Spaniard 1928



Rudolf Wacker (Austrian painter, 1893 -1939) Ilse Wacker with Mask, 1925



Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet Hastings (British artist 1901-1990) Untitled, 1934



 Thomas William Roberts (English-born Australian artist, 1856-1931) Portrait of Florence, 1898



Jean-Louis Forain (French artist, 1852-1931) Head of a Woman with a Veil



Henri Matisse (French artist, 1919-1942) Woman with a Veil



Alice Pike Barney (American artist, 1857–1931) Dream Book



Tamara de Lempicka (Polish Art Deco artist, Russia 1898–1980 Mexico) (Tamara Rosalia Gurwik-Gorska) La Couronne de Fleurs II, 1932


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Swiss artist Félix Edouard Vallotton 1865-1925 paints traditional Portraits


Félix Edouard Vallotton 1884 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) The Artist's Mother



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1886 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Juliette Lacour



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1886 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) The Artist's Parents



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1892 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) The Invalid



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1902 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Workshop with my Wife



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1904 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) womn Reading at the Window



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1906 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Melot Martha wife of Alfred Natanson



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1907 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Gertrude Stein



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1908 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Gabrielle Valloton



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1908 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Mrs Hasen



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1909 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) At the Cafe



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1911 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Coquettery



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1911 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Seated Black Woman



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1911 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Young Woman with Yellow Scarf



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1912 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Children of Hans and Lisa Hanloser



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1913 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) The Yellow Sheet


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Swiss artist Félix Edouard Vallotton 1865-1925 paints rather non-traditional andscapes



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1913 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) The Rising Tide



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1895 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Moonlight



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1915 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) the sheaves



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1921 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) View of Cagne from Horseback



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1922 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Part of the Town of Pont-Audemer



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1917 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Verdun



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1920 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Alyscamps morning sun



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1923 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) A Vallon Landscape



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1922 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) The Family of Trees



Félix Edouard Vallotton 1925 (Swiss artist, 1865-1925) Landscape Rocamadour


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)