Eye Candy for Today: Charles Gifford Dyer still life

Seventeenth-Century Interior, Charles Gifford Dyer

Seventeenth-Century Interior, Charles Gifford Dyer (details)

Seventeenth-Century Interior, Charles Gifford Dyer

Oil on canvas, roughly 37 x 28 inches (94 x 71 cm), in the collection of the Art Institute Chicago

This is a nineteenth century American artist painting a still life in the manner of seventeenth century Dutch still life — and doing a bang up job of it.

 
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5 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Charles Gifford Dyer still life”

  1. Yes, in some of his landscapes he shows the influence of Impressionism, but I think in this piece he wanted to explore his admiration for 17th century Dutch still life. Unfortunately, there are not many of his works online.

  2. Mary Cassatt is considered the most famous American painter of Impressionism, according to John I. Clancy, in his book ‘Impressionism: Historical Overview and Bibliography”.
    If that’s the case, then, how and why?

  3. Cassatt was an American painter who was part of the original French Impressionist circle, and exhibited with them in their joint exhibitions. There are a number of other painters who are loosely called “American Impressionists” who were not part of the French Impressionist circle, and while influenced by the original French Impressionists, did not adhere fully to their philosophy of painting. They took the influence and went their own way with it. Dyer and other American painters fall into the second description.

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