After his brother Lawrence died, Thomas kept matters in the family, taking Lawrence's 4 children under his wing and marrying his widow Sarah with whom he had 9 more children, including the duo pictured here, his daughters Blanche and Rosalie. Though the neo-classical style had dominated portraiture at the beginning of the 19th century, Sully became influenced by Romanticism. Instead of the stylized, formal poses typical of neo-classicism, this portrait reveals the character of the girls, playing off the more restrained Blanche, who sits straight and gazes into the distance beyond the canvas, with the playful and bold eye contact...
Created by: Sully, Thomas
The sense of furious action and kinetic tension exhibited in this work are similar to what Remington would soon be bringing to his sculptural pieces. The subject is a young acquaintance of Remington's who was making his own acquaintance with a spirited Western bronco. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Graham F. Blandy went West as a young man, where he became the subject of this portrait of a "greenhorn" cowboy sometime between 1890 and 1900. Soon after, Blandy returned to the East, making his fortune as a prominent New York stockbroker and acquiring a large estate called "The Tuleyries" in...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
As a member of the New Hope Pennsylvania Impressionists, Walter Emerson Baum painted outdoors in the plein aire tradition of the French Impressionists, going out even in falling snow to capture the scene with immediacy and applying his pigment heavily with palette knife and brush. However, like the American Impressionists he counted himself among, he was a far more conservative painter than the admittedly radical French Impressionists who often painted the seedier side of Parisian life. Instead, Baum focused on American middle class lifestyles and icons like the church of this painting. In that, he echoed the most famous of...
Created by: Baum, Walter Emerson
As the protegee of Corot and a sort of honorary Barbizon, Bonheur was always interested in the countryside, but her own preference was to populate it with the domestic animals that became her stock in trade. Cantal, the largest volcanic feature in Europe, is located in Frances Massif Central, a huge uplifted area that began forming approximately 350 million years ago during the creation of Pangea. Cantal has been quiet for 3 million years, but its geologic adventures have left it one of the most picturesque spots in France and a favorite with many French painters. Rosa Bonheur chose this magnificent backdrop for a painting of one of...
Created by: Bonheur, Rosa