Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sir George Clausen. Part 1. Rustic Naturalism and the influence of Jules Bastien-Lepage

There is something very intriguing about “–isms” when talking about genres in art.  We are all aware of them common ones such as realism, impressionism, cubism, etc.  In fact I have an art history book about “-isms”.  Today I want … Continue reading

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Frederick Elwell. Part 4 – More of his genre works

In my final look at the life of the twentieth century Yorkshire artist Frederick William Elwell I want to conclude his life story and look at some of his genre paintings. In the last blog, when looking at his life, … Continue reading

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Fred Elwell. Part 3 – Landscapes and Mrs Elwell

As far as art was concerned, Fred Elwell was a master of many art genres.  In my last blog I looked at his superb portraiture and in this blog I want to feature some of his landscape paintings as well … Continue reading

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Fred Elwell. Part 2. Portraiture

In my second look at the life and works of Fred Elwell I want to concentrate on his masterful portraiture. In the last blog I left Fred Elwell studying in Paris with his friend Claude Rivas.  The year was 1892.   … Continue reading

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