Highlights and Reflections

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SECRET ACCUSATION ~ FRANCESCO PAOLO HAYEZ

Secret accusation Francesco Paolo Hayez – 1847-1848

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JAMES WHISTLER ~ THE POETRY OF SIGHT

Symphony in White (1865) by James Whistler Whistler painted his lover Joanna Hiffernan. This painting shows her beautiful profile while reflected in the mirror. The white of the dress is the dominant color in this painting. Joanna has been Whistler’s lover for seven years, then she met his friend, the artist Courbet and became his lover. “Just like music is the poetry of sound, painting is the poetry of sight, and this has nothing to do with a harmony of sound or color” James Abbot Whistler

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JOSEPH RODEFER DECAMP ~ THE BLUE MANDARIN COAT

“The Blue Mandarin Coat” 1922 Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (1858 -1923)

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JOHN SINGER SARGENT ~ CASHMERE SHAWL

“Cashmere Shawl” 1910 by John Singer Sargent American 1856 – 1925

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ALFRED STEVENS ~ PAINTER OF SAD MOODS

Alfred George Stevens, a native of Brussels, spent much of his career in Paris where he was regarded as one of the most important recorders of the bourgeois and aristocratic levels of la vie moderne. 1823-1906

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ALFRED STEVENS ~ THE JAPANESE MASK

The Japanese mask 1877 by Alfred Stevens

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ALFRED STEVENS ~ FEMME AU CHALE DES INDES

Femme au châle des Indes dans un atelier by Alfred Stevens

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ALFRED STEVENS ~ THE BATH

The bath (1867) by Alfred Stevens

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ALFRED STEVENS ~ LA PARISIENNE JAPONAISE

La Parisienne Japonaise by Alfred Stevens

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ALFRED STEVENS ~ THE PAINTER AND HIS MODEL

The painter and his model (1855) by Alfred Stevens In this early work, a young woman leans over the shoulder of an artist, presumably Stevens himself, who is regarding his unfinished canvas on the easel. Hanging in the background of the studio is a Flemish tapestry showing an Adoration scene.

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