Saturday, October 19, 2019


Starting off today, we have Waterloo Bridge: Effect Of Sunlight In The Fog, a 1903 oil painting by the master of Impressionism, Claude Monet, with the bridge just barely visible in a heavy fog.

Fellow Impressionist Alfred Sisley painted The Hillsides At Bougival in 1875.

This is a recent acquisition for the Gallery. Sunshine In The Drawing Room is a 1910 painting by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershoi. Hammershoi often featured his wife in a painting, as is done here.

Bowl With Zinnias And Other Flowers is the title of this 1886 painting by Vincent Van Gogh.

Young Woman In A Grey Cloak was painted between 1920-24 by British artist Gwen John.

I'll be wrapping up the tour tomorrow. Today I conclude with a sculpture by Jacob Epstein. Torso From The Rock Drill. Originally meant to be part of a larger sculpture, this bronze is the only part of the design that was cast. It reminds me of something out of Tolkien.


  1. Oh, wonderful. Now I have that ABBA-earworm!!
    We have a street called "Waterloo Strasse" and every time... ahhh...

    I like the Impressionist´s work, too.
    Big wow to the work of Hammershoi!

  2. Addendum: I do like ABBA, but I hate earworms!

  3. I like every one of those paintings. Thank you for showing them.

  4. The paintings are beautiful.
    My favorite are The Hillsides At Bougival and the Bowl With Zinnias And Other Flowers!

  5. Wonderful. Gwen John is one of my favourite artists. I like the Hammershoi interior too:)

  6. That is a funny looking sculpture in the last picture.

  7. This is the period I love and which inspired me to start painting it was from impressionism on. I have seen an exhibition of Claude Monet in Paris ! My favorite painter since I was however remains van Gogh !

  8. enjoy the blooms. have a great weekend. so cold here. down in the 30s this AM. no clue what that is in C? any who ... so chilly .. frostie. ( ;

  9. The first and the last are my faves today William ✨

  10. ...Impressionism is one of my favorite style, thanks for sharing.

  11. Thanks for the tour, William. I have enjoyed seeing all the art.

  12. Sitting near that first painting, I could easy dream away looking at the enchanting effect of sunlight in the fog

  13. Loved all the art you've been fav might be the zinnias!

  14. @Iris: I'm fortunate enough to not be familiar with that song.

    @John: you're welcome.

    @Ella: thank you!

    @Rosie: so do I.

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @Gattina: both are great.

    @Marie: indeed.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Grace: thank you!

    @Tom: you're welcome.

    @DJan: I've enjoyed showing it.

    @Jan: me too.

    @Barbara: they're great!

  15. I really like the first painting. It's very peaceful.

  16. You found some lovely old masters today!

  17. The paintings are all beautiful, the first one is my favorite.

  18. This time I like the paintings more than the sculpture, William! Especially the Monet.

  19. Hello, beautiful paintings. The first one is my favorite. The sculpture is cool. Happy weekend!

  20. Beautiful paintings, my favorite is The Hillsides At Bougival.

  21. @RedPat: very much so.

    @Red: I think so too.

    @Sharon: I did indeed.

    @Karl: it is a beauty.

    @Catalyst: I love Monet.

    @Marleen: so do I.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Bill: thanks!

  22. There is no painting there I could not happily live with.

  23. I like Impressionist work and I also like that last sculpture though it doesn't evoke Tolkien to me. Thank you for the tour.

  24. I have to say, I think Impressionism is my favorite style.

  25. An era when the frames were as lovely as the paintings!

  26. Lovely photography of wonderful artworks ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  27. That first painting is my favourite …

    All the best Jan