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Eye Candy for Today: Theodore Rousseau landscape

The Edge of the Woods at Monts-Girard, Fontainebleau Forest, Théodor Rousseau, oil on wood, roughly 32 x 48 inches, (80 x 122 cm), in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has zoomable and downloadable versions of the high-res image. Rousseau was one of the primere painters of the Barbizon School, painting in the nearby Forest of...

Portraits of the artist’s father

Some portraits of artist’s fathers. (Images above, [links are to relevant Lines and Colors posts]: Albrecht Durer, Pablo Picasso, William Macgregor Paxton, M.C. Escher, Maarten van Heemskerck, Laura Knight, Nikolai Fechin, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jules Bastien Lepage)  

Eye Candy for Today: Summer Bloom by Joaquim Vayreda

Summer Bloom by Joaquim Vayreda, roughly 52 x 104 inches (130 x 263 cm). Link is to Google Art Project; downloadable image on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Museu Nacional D’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona. We can start the summer with this beautifully idyllic pastoral scene by 19th century Spanish painter Joaquim Vayreda. The wide aspect ratio...

Negative Space stop-motion animation

Negative Space is a touching and beautifully realized stop-motion animated short by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter. It focuses on a father and son who bond over the way to properly pack a suitcase. My link is to the short hosted on Cartoon Brew, which is where I encountered the film. There is also a page and short film devoted to the making of the animation....

Robert S. Duncanson

Robert S. Duncanson might be the most significant American landscape painter you never heard of. There is even some confusion about his name and the national origin of his father. Referred to by critics in the early part of the 19th century as the “best landscape painter in the west”, Duncanson spent much of his career in the Ohio Valley. Though popular...

James Ransome

James E. Ransome is an award winning American illustrator of children’s books, with over 60 books — as well as murals, posters editorial illustration and gallery paintings — to his name. He has been awarded the Coretta Scott King and NAACP Image awards, and was named one of 75 authors and illustrators everyone should know by the Children’s Book Council....

Eye Candy for Today: Henry Tanner’s Flight Into Egypt

Flight Into Egypt, Henry Ossawa Tanner Oil on canvas, roughly 29 x 26 inches (74 x 66 cm). Link is to a reasonably large file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Metropolitian Museum of Art As he did in many of his biblically themed canvasses, Tanner brings to bear his uncanny touch with light and shadow to dramatize this scene from the story...

Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney is a renowned American children’s book illustrator and writer — winner of numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal, Caldecott Honors and Corretta Scott King Awards, as well as awards from The New York Times, the Society of Illustrators and others. His illustration credits include over 100 books as well as editorial and institutional...

Edward Mitchell Bannister

Edward Mitchell Bannister was a Canadian-American painter active in the late 19h century. Born in New Brunswick, he emigrated to the U.S. — initially to Boston — and spent much of his life and career in Providence, Rhode Island. Though he painted a variety of subjects, Bannister is known primarily for his serene pastoral landscapes, done in the American...

Eye Candy for Today: Bierstadt’s Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook, Albert Bierstadt Oil on canvas, roughly 44 x 36 in (12 x 92 cm), in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, whose site includes both a zoomable and downloadable version of the high-res image. German-American painter Albert Bierstadt, who is associated with both the Hudson River and Rocky Mountain schools of painting, is known...

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