Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Salon: Outside with Flowers

French painter Henri Martin (1860 - 1943)

American painter Kate Freeman (Clark) 1875 - 1922)

French painter Ernest Quost (1842 - 1931)

Cornish painter Harold Harvey (1874 - 1941)

German painter August Macke (1884 - 1914) Killed in action, WWI.

American painter Childe Hassam (1859 - 1935)

German illustrator Fritz Baumgarten (1883 - 1966)

American contemporary painter Timothy Easton

Russian painter Boris Kustodiev (1878 - 1927)

Hungarian painter Andor Novak (no dates or info available)

Swedish painter Carl Larsson (1853 - 1919)

French painter Louis Hayet (1864 - 1940)

French painter Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)

English painter Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1872 - 1945)

Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

American painter Childe Hassam (1859 - 1935)

American painter Frederick Frieseke (1874 - 1939)

Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)

French painter Paul Cezanne (1839 - 1906)

French painter Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953)

Various outdoor scenes interpreted by various artists. All masterful, all lovely in one way or another. Summer is here with a vengeance.


  1. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. We are just into winter here now so lovely to see sunny paintings with all the colours of the flowers.

  2. Thank you so much! What is spring without beautiful paintings of flowers, of nature blossoming?

    Many of these artists are familiar to me; some aren't. My question is: Did Matisse ever get it wrong? I don't think so. But this painting is unusual to me, not busy as his works usually are.

    And Monet and Cezanne -- ah! I grew up with a mother who loved the French artists, Cezanne being a favorite. I can see why.

    What lovely art has been given to us today. It's appreciated. I'll bookmark this page and return to it.

  3. Dear Yvette,
    I enjoyed this post.
    Thank you for introducing me to August Macke. This is an artist I had not heard of before. I like his style of work. I also really like the way Monet painted the flowers in that example you have given. Very nice!
    I notice one small typo: It would appear that Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale was born in 1872 and not 1842.

  4. Real or still life, I have always found flowers the second most difficult thing to draw after the human face. And yet it seems so simple to line draw a circle, a few petals around it, and a stem all the way down. My idea of drawing flowers, Yvette!

  5. I want to live in that Kate Freeman Clark painting!

  6. Hi, Yvette,

    It's good to see the work of some artists like Van Gogh and Cezanne, highlighting pieces of theirs with which I wasn't familiar.

    Friends of mine recently visited a garden Van Gogh painted in Arles, and were delighted to see that it has been carefully retained just as Van Gogh painted it.

  7. Thank you, Pat. Very calming, yes. :)

  8. Hi Pam, it's a topsy-turvy world. Winter by you, summer by us. Maybe I'll do some winter paintings too - especially as it gets hotter and hotter here in the States. :)

  9. Kathy, there's no Matisse in my post, maybe you meant Henri Martin? He's an especially wonderful artist too.

    I love sharing artwork, I'm so glad you appreciate it all as much as I do.

  10. Kirk, I'm smiling because I suddenly noticed this morning that Brickdale would have had to have lived to be over a hundred - not impossible, but maybe unlikely. You are quite right of course. 1872 it is.

  11. Sounds very expressionistic, Prashant. Why don't you try it?

    Realism is overrated. :)

  12. That's a nice one, Joan. I love that house and the pasture and implied garden.
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could just walk inside a painting and take up residence?

  13. I always try to find something out of the common when I can, Mark. Everyone knows all the more famous pieces after all.

    Glad you enjoyed my choices. :)

  14. Well, the Henri Martin, which I wondered about as a Matisse, turns out not to be, but is still lovely.

    Coming here is like smalling the blooms.

  15. I enjoyed all of these painrings and all the wonderful "flowers for today" that yu post on facebook, Yvette!


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