A View of Gentofte Lake (“The Sunshower”) by Vilhelm Hammershøi

A View of Gentofte Lake (The Sunshower) by Vilhelm Hammershøi A View of Gentofte Lake ("The Sunshower")1903NaturalismOil on canvasPrivate Collection Hammershøi is best known as a painter of architectural spaces, however, he also created a significant body of natural landscapes of his native Zealand, Denmark. Teasing out the same otherworldly presence from the depopulated subject … Continue reading A View of Gentofte Lake (“The Sunshower”) by Vilhelm Hammershøi

Delaware Water Gap by George Inness

Delaware Water Gap by George Inness Delaware Water Gap1857NaturalismOil on CanvasThe National Gallery, London, UK ‘Delaware Water Gap’ depicts the emergence of the North American steam train network, however, the prominence of the locomotive is diminished. On the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the foreground rocks and grasses are shadowed by the cover of … Continue reading Delaware Water Gap by George Inness

Niagara by George Inness

Niagara by George Inness Niagara1889NaturalismOil on canvasSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA A bold work symbolising a stylistic departure for Inness. Niagara is a return to the themes of the great American landscapists, but unlike Frederic Church’s mesmeric hypernaturalism of the Niagara Falls, Inness expresses the power and noise of the falls through expressive … Continue reading Niagara by George Inness

El Khasné, Petra by Frederic Edwin Church

El Khasné, Petra1874RomanticismOil on canvasOlana State Historic Site, New York Church created several paintings following his travels across the Middle East during late 1860s and early 1870s. Capturing the vista of El Khasné in a dramatic glimpse of the neoclassical columns Petra emerging from the towering dark avenues of stone the revelation of the façade … Continue reading El Khasné, Petra by Frederic Edwin Church

I Am My Own Muse

Artist: Frida Kahlo Born: 6 July 1907, Mexico City, Mexico Nationality: Mexican Movement: Naïve art, Modern art, Surrealism, Magical Realism, Symbolism, Naturalism, Primitivism, Social realism, Cubism Died: 13 July 1954, Mexico City, Mexico...