Tag: inspiration

Elegant company

Norbert Goeneutte (French, 1854-1894) – Elegant company on the riverbank (Oil on panel) – Goeneutte frequented the Père Lathuille, a cabaret, where he met Manet and was introduced to the artistic circle at the Café de la Nouvelle Athènes. He soon began exhibiting at the Salon. Here, the lady puts aside her reading to enjoy the river or perhaps she is awaiting a suitor, for which she will be the “elegant company.”

Norbert Goeneutte - Elegant company on the riverbank

In the Library

Frederick Carl Frieseke (American, 1874-1939) – In the Library, c.1917 (Oil on canvas. Hood Museum of Art – Dartmouth College) – Frieseke’s early figures most clearly show his academic training and draughtsmanship. Gradually these evolve into the most common images of the next decade, comprised of loosely-applied blotches of bright color. The vast majority of these show their subjects in the garden. Others include models in colorful, light-filled interiors.

Frederick Carl Frieseke - In the Library


Le Bal

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953) – Le Bal, 1920 (Oil on canvas) – Brilliant and direct colors are combined with simplified figures and schematic compositions, which vividly evoke the lively of dancers at the ball. His short, parallel brushstrokes lend a dynamic quality to the flat construction of geometrical forms, revealing his investigation of form and space in a brightly saturated variation of the cubist style.

Raoul Dufy - Le Bal

Princess Troubetskoi

Franz Xavier Winterhalter (German, 1805-1873) – Princess Elizabeth Esperovna Belosselsky-Belosenky, Princess Troubetskoi, 1859 (Oil on canvas) – The Princess wears a dome crinoline with black lace trim and a flounced under-skirt. She has a beauty of any fictitious princess. Her eyes are big, lips are thin and face is just faultless. Her bearing and posture enhances her grace.

Franz Xavier Winterhalter - Princess Elizabeth Esperovna Belosselsky-Belosenky, Princess Troubetskoi

Laragh McCann at piano

Vintage lingerie styling, perfectly matching the mood and lighting of the shoot. Romantic ensembles featuring the designs of Eres, Ralph Lauren, DKNY and others. From sheer lace and lightweight knits to kimono-like dressing gowns and vibrant thigh-high stockings, the ensembles are full of charming character. – (Laragh McCann at piano for Elle France, April 2012. Photograph by Gemma Booth)

Laragh McCann at piano

Self-Portrait as a Painter

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) – Self-Portrait as a Painter, 1887-88 (Oil on canvas. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam) – Van Gogh depicts himself as an artist, with all the necessary equipment: palette, brushes, and a canvas on a wooden easel. Contrasting colors, such as the blue of the smock and the orange-red of the beard, are set right next to each other in order to strengthen their effect…

Vincent van Gogh - Self-Portrait as a Painter