My Favorite Peales
Art

My Favorite Peales

I have always enjoyed early American art and especially love the paintings of that artistic brood named Peale. Among all the great works of art throughout the history of western civilization, some of the works by the father, Charles Wilson Peale and his sons, Rembrandt, Raphaelle, Rubens, and Titian remain distinct in my visual memory. This list … Continue reading

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte.
Art / essay

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte.

A Brief Look at Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte:   Art Elements The various elements of this painting form carefully balanced verticals all across the canvas, repeated with the trunks of trees and the rather stiff figures. Partly responsible for the sedate atmosphere, these verticals support the verdant background, … Continue reading