Eye Candy for Today: Tanner’s Seine

The Seine, Henry Ossawa Tanne
The Seine, Henry Ossawa Tanner

Original is in the National Gallery of Art, DC, zoomable version here; high-resolution downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons.

Though not the subject matter for which he is best known, brilliant American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner, who spent most of his later career in France, painted a number of beautifully atmospheric and richly painterly views of Paris and the Seine.

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this piece in person, and it’s just a treat.

For more, see my previous posts on Henry Ossawa Tanner (and here).

3 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Tanner’s Seine”

  1. Details of the Meisterwerke im Detail are here; http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/art/all/06002/facts.masterpieces_in_detail.htm
    Vol./Band 1: From Antiquity to the Renaissance
    Vol./Band 2: From Rembrandt to Rivera
    The author:
    Rose-Marie Hagen was born in Switzerland and studied history, Romance languages and literature in Lausanne. After further studies in Paris and Florence, she lectured at the American University in Washington, D.C.

    Rainer Hagen was born in Hamburg and graduated in literature and theatre studies in Munich. He later worked for radio and TV, most recently as chief editor of a German public broadcasting service. Together they have collaborated on several TASCHEN titles, including Masterpieces in Detail, Pieter Bruegel and Francisco de Goya.

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