Elihu VEDDER (1836 -1923) ✿

Elihu Vedder (1836 -1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City. He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. He was born in New York City.

Ambrose McEVOY ✿

Ambrose McEvoy ARA (12 August 1877 – 4 January 1927) was an English artist. His early works are landscapes and interiors with figures, in a style influenced by James McNeill Whistler. Later he gained success as a portrait painter, mainly of women and often in watercolour.

Jacob MARIS (1837-1899) ✿

Jacob Maris (August 25, 1837 – August 7, 1899) was a Dutch painter, considered to be the most important and influential Dutch landscape painter of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. With his brothers Willem and Matthijs belonged to what has come to be known as the Hague School of painters.


Henry Scott Tuke (York, 12 June 1858 - Falmouth, 13 March 1929) was a British painter and photographer. His most notable work was in the Impressionist style and he is probably best known for his paintings of young men and boys, which have earned him pioneering status in homosexual culture and queer art.

Alfred STEVENS Painting ✿

Se ti avessi nei miei occhi
distratto Amore
saprei cosa dirti...

Viverti di più avrei voluto...di Catherine La Rose

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avrei voluto...
Ma il mio orgoglio
l'amarti troppo
goccia a goccia dosarti

Nido di farfalla di Catherine La Rose

Il peccato non va oltre
questo corpo...
Congelato in metamorfosi
per Amore compianto
e vulnerabilità
urla tregua
e pietà

Jean Gabriel DOMERGUE ✿

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (4 March 1889 – 16 November 1962) was a French painter often described as “the inventor of the pin-up” for his wide-eyed, slender-necked portraits of Parisian women from the 1920s. He was in Bordeaux, France and studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Irving Ramsey WILES ✿

Irving Ramsey Wiles (April 8, 1861 – July 29, 1948) was an important American artist, born in Utica, New York. Wiles was a popular exponent of American grand manner portraiture as redefined by the work of John Singer Sargent, Giovanni Boldini, and James Whistler in late 19th century Europe.

Joseph BAIL ✿

Joseph Bail (1862-1921) è stato un pittore naturalista francese nato a Limonest, nella regione francese del Rodano. Joseph Bail ricevette la sua prima formazione dal padre, Antoine Jean Bail (1830-1919), praticante della tradizione realista dei soggetti di genere, prima di passare per lo studio di Jean-Léon Gérôme e quella di Carolus-Duran.

Francois Gall ~ Ballerine ✿

François Gall (Kolozsvár, 22 marzo 1912 – Parigi, 9 dicembre 1987) è stato un pittore francese di origine ungherese noto per il suo stile impressionista. Perfeziona il suo talento artistico all'Accademia Reale di Belle Arti di Roma e al Collegium Hungaricum.

James John HILL ✿

James John Hill RBA (1811-1882) was an English landscape and portrait painter, known for his many rustic paintings and portraits of Lady Burdett-Coutts.

Alexandre Jacques CHANTRON ✿

Alexandre Jacques Chantron was a French painter of religious scenes, figures, nudes, portraits, still lifes and pastels. He was born in Nantes in 1842.


Marie Bracquemond (1840 – 1916) was a French Impressionist artist, who was described retrospectively by Henri Focillon in 1928 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt.

Walter Ernest WEBSTER ~ Ballet ✿

Walter Ernest Webster (1877-1959) was a British figure and portrait painter. He also worked as an illustrator. He specialised in painting portraits of young women in a soft, fluid style.

Ernest BIÉLER ~ Swiss Art ✿

Ernest Biéler (1863-1948) was a Swiss painter and illustrator. He worked in oil, tempera, watercolour, gouache, ink, charcoal, pastels, acrylic and pencil. In addition to paintings, he also created frescoes, stained glass and mosaics. Initially influenced by Impressionism, later turned to Art Nouveau.

Theobald CHARTRAN ✿

Théobald Chartran (Besançon, 1849 – Neuilly sur Seine, 1907) was a classical French academic painter and portrait artist. He studied at the Lycée Victor-Hugo in Besançon before heading to Paris in order to devote himself entirely to the study of art under Alexandre Cabanel, later attending the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Henry Guillaume SCHLESINGER ✿

Henry Guillaume SCHLESINGER (1814-1893) was a French-German painter, born in Frankfurt am Main in Prussia. He first studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Vienna, then continued his artistic education in Paris.

Paulina WILK, 1980 ✿

Paulina Wilk is a Polish painter and graphist born in 1980. She studied graphic design at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Maria Sklodowska-Curie where she graduated with honors. Her thesis was entitled "Illustrations in the magazines of Lubelskie in the years 1918-1938".

Mary Jane Q CROSS, 1951 ✿

Angelo mio
sento il tuo profumo nell'aria
volteggiarmi nel tuo spirito respiro
Ora, sento la tua anima
stringersi a me
nel tuo abbraccio così celestiale
e miracoloso...
Sembra caduto dal cielo!

~ Catherine La Rose©2022 ~

Mian SITU ~ Portraits ✿

Mian Situ (司徒绵) Chinese/American artist born in 1953 in Southern China, Mian Situ’s received his formal art training in his native homeland of Guangdong, formerly Canton.  During his schooling, he experimented with various artistic styles such as impressionism, post-impressionism and expressionism. He was also deeply influenced by the 19th Century European Academic Realism that traveled to Russia and was eventually imported to China.

Hans CANON ✿

Hans Canon or Johann von Straschiripka (1829-1885) was an Austrian history and portrait painter. Hans Canon attended the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts from 1845 and had Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Carl Rahl as teachers.