Monthly Archives: April 2015

Frederick William Elwell. Part 1. The early days.

When I look back on the four and half years of doing this blog I see my early entries were quite short but appeared nearly three or four times a week.  Nowadays due to other commitments and my being sucked … Continue reading

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William Sidney Mount. Part 3, More of his genre paintings

This is Part 3 of my blog featuring the nineteenth century American genre painter and portraitist, William Sidney Mount.  In my first blog about this great painter I looked at his genre works which featured his great love of music … Continue reading

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William Sidney Mount. Part 2 – The Portraitist, and some of his early historical works

In my last blog I looked at the early life of William Sidney Mount, hailed as the first American genre artist.  I looked at his love for music and how he depicted song and dance in his paintings.  Today I … Continue reading

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William Sidney Mount. Part 1. The Music Man

Genre art is defined as the pictorial representation of scenes or events from everyday life.  They often depict settings such as a marketplace or tavern or simply everyday occurrences in houses or in the street.  They can be either realistic depictions … Continue reading

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