After the carefully delineated pastures populated with fauns and nymphs typical of Baroque and Academic painting, critics were taken aback by the loose brushwork and lack of narrative typical of the Barbizon School newly emerging in France in the early 19th century. Considered the father of the French Barbizon School of landscape painting, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was born in Paris to the owners of a prosperous millinery shop. Though bourgeois, his family supported his artistic ambitions and paid for him to visit Italy to study the masters. In an age when paintings were typically based on either history or religion, Corot...
Created by: Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille
George Caleb Bingham is one of the major artists of the early American West. Though born in Virginia, he was still a child when his family moved to the Missouri Territory, then considered the frontier. Growing up there without access to eastern art schools, he began his art career as a self-taught portraitist and proved prolific, producing more than 500 portraits. However, his most important paintings were narrative scenes of frontier life like Fur Traders Descending the Missouri. Among the best of these were 3 paintings known as the election series which included The Verdict of the People. As is...
Created by: Bingham, George Caleb
When Monet and his family moved to Giverny in 1883, the sloping land between the house and the road was an orchard surrounded by high stone walls. Over the years, Monet created a magical garden there, created compositions according to his flowers colors, heights, and textures, mixing common flowers along with the most rare, and purchasing an adjoining property where he built a water garden. He declared, "All my money goes into my garden," but admitted that he was enraptured with it. Here, Ellenshaw shows us the view Monet chose to greet him every morning as he arose from sleep.
Created by: Ellenshaw, Peter
Religious and political turmoil during the Renaissance eventually led to the split of what were formerly known as the Low Countries into two nations that had different social and artistic tastes, in addition to different religions. Holland, or the Netherlands, became a Protestant (and mostly Calvinist) republic and its artists conveyed moral and religious messages via symbolism and careful tones of light and shadow, as typified in the works of Rembrandt. Flanders, on the other hand, remained Catholic and royalist and Flemish artists like Rubens and Van Dyck glorified the Church and the monarchy with grand themes, lively compositions, bustling...
Created by: Horemans II, Jan Josef
We don't have any info on what type of doll Virginia is or the origins of her costume; she is not a Gray/Blumenstiel doll. Virginia wears a red velvet walking dress trimmed in white fur over a crinoline, or hoop skirt. For truly fashionable women, 1868 was the last year in which the crinoline was generally worn, though it tended to remain popular longer with middle and lower class women who were not quite as fashion-forward. High fashion instead shifted to the half-crinoline, which was actually a forerunner of the bustle; it basically consisted of a large pad of horsehair tied around the waist with tapes. Legs were...