[English Classicist Painter, 1863-1920]
Mourning for Icarus, 1898
oil on canvas
Benjamin Robert Haydon, The Anti Slavery Society Convention 1840 (1841)
Still Life with Young Girl Reading. Carl Vilhelm Holsoe (Danish, Post-Impressionism, 1863–1935). Oil on board. Connaught Brown.
While Holsoe’s airy brushwork evokes a sense of space, his also shows the magical pure light of the long Scandinavian summer days. In ‘Girl Reading’ the white muslin curtain increases the glowing intensity of the sunlight, producing a radiant warmth as the woman sits, happily absorbed in her book. This is a combination of luminous domesticity and meditative calm.
[Moravian Painter, 1736-1808]
Life Class in the Vienna Academy (detail)
Oil on canvas
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
(French Impressionist Painter 1861-1932)
Avenue de Clichy - Five O’Clock in the Evening
Oil on canvas, 69 x 54 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
[Swiss Symbolist Painter, 1827-1901]
Roger and Angelica
Tempera on panel, 44 x 36 cm
Jean-Antoine Watteau, Mezzetin, c.1718-20, oil on canvas, 21.75”x17”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Beneath the pretty, there is always sadness…
Sitting Couple by Jean-Antoine Watteau
The Shore at Egmond-aan-Zee by Jacob van Ruisdael
Manuel Domínguez Sánchez - Seneca’s Suicide 
Jeune Le Cafe de Paris. Jean Béraud (French, Impressionism, 1849–1935). Oil on canvas.
Béraud had an exceptional eye for detail, enhanced by the advent of photography. This vision imbued his portrayals of daily Parisian life with subtlety and elegance. He remained in his beloved, flamboyant Belle Époque city while his Impressionist contemporaries moved to the country. Béraud would often sequester himself in a taxicab to paint candid images of unsuspecting passersby and mundane, everyday activities.