From critical to patriotic and everything in between, a vast exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts displays the full range of US artists’ reactions to World War I.
Finding the Realism in Impressionist Childe Hassam’s Work
The artist painted the rocks and coves of Appledore Island so realistically, they could be identified more than a century later.
Stroll Through the Color and Light of an American Impressionist’s Garden
As artists like Georges Seurat and Claude Monet were capturing the refinement of European gardens in quick brushstrokes, so did American Impressionists like Childe Hassam and William Merritt Chase turn to the cultivated landscapes around them for inspiration.
How Artists Interpreted the Transformation of Paris into a City of Light
GREENWICH, Conn. — Everything was illuminated at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, from 5,000 electric lamps igniting the Eiffel Tower to the Grand Waterfall, a cascading fountain animated by colored lights.
Artists of the Dark: “Night Visions: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860–1960”
Nighttime darkness compresses space and alters colors, making ordinary places both more terrifying and more freeing, changing the social dynamic of those who walk in them.
Met Museum Gets $20M from Astor Estate but Childe Hassam Painting Still Missing
When 1%-ers die, their deaths take far longer than then the deaths of 99%-ers. If their memories don’t linger among their friends and family — or at least their family foundations — then at least their afterlives continue in the courts for years, if not longer.
Commemorating the Blizzard’s Aftermath…
New York City was originally a colony of the Dutch, so maybe it’s no coincidence that the aftermath of Sunday and Monday’s storm put me in mind of some Netherland Baroque landscapes. Here’s Hendrick Avercamp’s 1608 “Winter Landscape with Iceskaters”.
Click through for some more of my favorite winter pictures.