#landscape painting

Landscape Painters, National Parks, and the American West in Art

The U.S. National Parks are natural and man-made monuments legally set aside for protection and public enjoyment. Yellowstone became the first...

Alexandra Kiely 12 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Francis A. Silva, Kingston Point, Hudson River

Wind gently blows on the water of the lapping shore, and light gently glows on the sailcloth of the floating boat. All is gentleness and harmony. All...

James W Singer 8 November 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Winslow Homer, Summer Squall

The crashing waves roar with a deafening thunder, and the foamy spray flies with a quickening speed. Great gusts of wind blow the waters over the...

James W Singer 11 October 2020

Artist Stories

Winslow Homer – Painter of America

From soldiers to frolicking schoolchildren and New England fishing communities, Winslow Homer depicted American life. His works present un-idealized,...

Alexandra Kiely 6 October 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Camille Pissarro, Rainbow at Pontoise

Camille Pissarro has an interesting portfolio of paintings. His works are divided between cosmopolitan views of Paris and countryside views of...

James W Singer 27 September 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Lyonel Feninger, Sailboats

Cubism. The word instantly evokes images of Picasso and his figures with multiple noses. However, there is more than just Picasso who excels in this...

James W Singer 30 August 2020

The British Landscape in Art

The British Landscape: where do we start? From Turner to Hogan the British landscape presents a constant challenge to artists to capture its elusive...

Sarah Mills 25 June 2020

Artist Stories

Life and Work of Peder Mørk Mønsted

Today marks 79 years since the death of Peder Mørk Mønsted, a Danish painter who created an extensive oeuvre in realist works of art. Though a...

Maya Tola 20 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Abbey in the Oakwood by Caspar David Friedrich

Sadness and desolation fill this scene like an oppressive melancholy. The sun is dying behind the horizon as fog enshrouds the ground. Skeletal trees...

James W Singer 14 June 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Vincent Van Gogh, Almond Blossom

Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime. He was not a financially successful artist, and he was entirely dependent on his brother...

James W Singer 17 May 2020

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Van Gogh’s Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most popular painters of all-time. He dominates Post-Impressionism. He fills art books. He inspires modern viewers. In...

James W Singer 3 May 2020

Museum Stories

Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings at Princeton University

Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings is a new exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum. Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) is a familiar artist to...

Alexandra Kiely 19 March 2020