From the time of this marriage and after the birth of his 2 children, Butler concentrated on domestic subjects, painted indoors or in his garden, describing the daily life of his family. After dealing with a lingering illness, Butler’s wife died in 1899. Within the next year, he married Suzanna’s sister, Marthe, who cared for Butler’s 2 children. In 1914, Theodore Butler and his family moved to New York when Butler received a commission to paint mural panels for the home of William Paine, an American businessman who co-founded the brokerage firm, Paine Webber.
A flower is a subject matter that demonstrates artists’ vision of the beauty of natural elements. Most art pieces in this group were painted in Monet’s garden. His house had an exquisite garden, which was his most prized possession. The flowers were nurtured lovingly by Monet himself. In addition, in 1892, he constructed greenhouses because he became more interested in flower subjects (Robinson as cited in “Monet’s years,” 1978).
Zhang’s childhood was during the political upheavals known as the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s, which exerted an element of impact on Zhang’s painting. In 1975, he met his first teacher Lin Ling, who was a Chinese water color painter and taught him formal water color and sketching techniques. He started having a great interest on drawing at that time. Therefore, Zhang was accepted into the Sichuan Academy of Fine arts two years after, and then he began studying oil based painting. While he was studying in the University, his professors continued to teach him styles of Revolutionary Realism such as the Soviet Union realist art, which converted him to the modern arts of the western countries.
William Merritt Chase (1849 –1916), a prolific artist from Illinois who trained first in New York and then in Munich, became a key American artist in the Impressionist movement. Often, Chase was unfairly overlooked because of his contemporaries, yet Chase was deserving of the same repute as he was “equally capable and talented” as some of the most famous expatriate artists of the time, such as John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, or Mary Cassatt. When viewing such works as Mrs. Chase in Prospect Park, it is clear to see that he merited more recognition as an artist who was truly unique and progressive during an already incredibly innovative movement. In order to comprehend the many facets of Chase’s work, it is helpful to examine one of his paintings.
Seurat is known for his innovative use of different painting media and techniques. He is the founder of pointillism. Pointillism It is a technique of painting that depends on using small, distinct dots of color in patterns to compose an image.
“The Renaissance of the fifteenth century was, in many things, great rather by what it designed then by what it achieved.” - Walter Pater. Benozzo Gozzoli was an early Italian painter during the Renaissance. He designed and painted many of the Renaissance’s greatest masterpieces, such as the Procession of the Magi, The Conversion of Saint Paul, and Virgin and Child with Angels. Gozzoli’s artwork was influenced by many things and people around him, that helped shape him to be one of the greatest painters during the Renaissance.
Gustave Caillebotte began painting and drawing shortly after. In 1868 he received his law degree like his father. Shortly after, he was drafted into the Franco-Prussian war, and served in the Garde Nationale Mobile de la Seine.
The artist, Gustave Caillebotte, uses the 19th century style Impressionism to paint the artwork called “Angling” in 1878. In the past, artist tried to have a realistic appearance in the picture but Impressionism is moving on from that. When the Impressionist painted, they used a feathery stroke that contained bold colors to make it look realistic from afar but they could not see the main object close up creating the “Circle of Confusion.” In the artwork, Caillebotte uses lighter and darker colors for the different shades of the artwork. The different shades of color in the picture creates a sense of calmness.
He was important because he painted his emotions and used colors to represent what he was feeling. One his quotes were, "Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I see before me, I make more arbitrary use of color to express myself more forcefully.” - Vincent van Gogh. This shows how Vincent van Gogh says how he uses colors to express himself. Starry Night was Vincent van Gogh 's most important piece.
The Poetry of Nature I was lucky enough to see this display of landscape art from the Hudson River School. These paintings are from the golden era of America landscapes, a period stretching from 1818 to 1886. The Hudson River School is also considered to be the first American art movement. The art they created was nation wide. My favorite was titled Morning in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
All literature writers have their own style of writing and works that cause their fame; however, few literary writers write their books with the purpose to illustrate a region of their country. Frederic Remington was a writer who did that. Reared in the North, he painted and wrote about the West. Schoolwork was always secondary to his desire to draw and use his imagination. Creating life in the West as a new subject in the art world was his lifelong goal.