Posted: February 24, 2016 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1913, fauvism, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, love story, muse, painting, Paris, pastel on paper, polish, portrait, Sophie Brzeska, Vorticism, WWI
Sophie Brzeska. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. 1913.
This beautiful portrait is of Sophie Brzeska, a Polish writer and the muse of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. They met in Paris when she was almost twice his age, and Henri soon took her name although they never married. They had an intense but chaste relationship which ended abruptly with Henri’s death -he was killed in the trenches in WWI at the young age of 23.
Posted: April 10, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 19th century, April, bright, fauvism, flowers, girls, light, Maurice Denis, picking, Symbolist, white, women, yellow
April. Maurice Denis. 1892.
Posted: February 4, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1987, 19th century, abstract art, fauvism, fountain, French, girl, lake, Les Nabis, lithograph, Maurice Denis, mirror, print, reflection, Symbolist
The Reflection in the Fountain. Maurice Denis. 1897.
Posted: June 17, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1951, collage, fauvism, Madame de Pompadour, Matisse, poster
Madame de Pompadour. Henri Matisse. 1951.
Posted: May 28, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: angel, annunciation, Christianity, fauvism, gratitude, Les Nabis, light, Maurice Denis, optimism, religion, spirituality, Symbolist, yellow
The Annunciation. Maurice Denis. 1913.
Maurice Denis’ painting radiates light, joy, and positivity. Feeling a bit like this today :)