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  • Eye Candy for Today: Claude Lorrain drawing of an oak tree

    Study of an Oak Tree, Claude Lorrain Roughly 13 x 9 inches (33 x 22 cm), pen and brown ink, brown wash, over graphite. Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version here, as part of this article on the Claudian Landscape; original is in the British Museum. 17th century French painter…

  • The Frick Collection, NYC

    I was in New York over the weekend and I took the opportunity to visit the Frick Collection, which I haven’t been to for a few years (it’s often hard for me to get past the Met and the Morgan Library to other museums when I’m in NYC). The Frick is based on the collection…

  • Eye Candy for Today: Daubigny small oil

    Cows Grazing by a River, Charles François Daubigny Oil on card, roughly 3 x 7 inches (7 x 17 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. What a wonderful little painting this is — a sky full of movement and a richly textural landscape, both defined and enlivened by thick, rough brush…

  • Charles-François Daubigny

    Contrary to the notion you might get from some sources, French Impressionism did not spring full-blown from the brushes of Monet, Renoir, Sisley and Bazille the moment they met in Charles Gleyre’s atelier in the 1860’s. Not only did the fully realized style we know as Impressionism take time to develop among the artists themselves,…

  • Rowland Hilder

    Born in the U.S. to British parents, Rowland Hilder moved to England with his family at the age of 10, studied at Goldsmith’s College School of Art — where he eventually returned as a professor of drawing — and went on to become one of the UK’s most popular watercolor artists of the 20th century.…

  • Théodore Rousseau

    Étienne Pierre Théodore Rousseau was one of the first of the French painters to be attracted to the gnarled trees, bolder-strewn hillsides and deep forests of Fontainebleau, and after visiting frequently, one of the first to move to the small nearby village of Barbizon, where he became one of the premiere painters of the Barbizon…