To Ellen

This blog is made to the honor of my grandmother Ellen Elisabeth Thomsen who was a modern woman .
She was born in Randers in Denmark 1895 and died in Copenhagen 1976.
She had long salmon red hair down to her hips. It was braided and put up with lots of hairpins to make it look short.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

red hair in full or half profile

Carl Forup

Anders Zorn

Toulouse Lautrec

I love the background and the way he used the blue line,
 sometimes it's shadow and sometimes reflection. 


Max Buri

Albert Edelfeldt


Toulouse Lautrec
"Madame Lily Grenier"

Jan Thoorop

Anna Baklane
Latvian Contemporary

Childe Hassam
"Against the light"

Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann
Re blogged from the site with the ugly owner stamp

Paula Modersohn Becker
"Farmer woman"


Fredrick Leighton

Sophie Anderson


Ferdinand Kitt

Carl Larsson


Guy Pene de Bois

Harold Gilman
Re blogged from Abacus Gallery
Harold Gilman the English artist is one of my favorite painters, he is an outstanding colourist . The light and shadows in his paintings are  glowing. I don't know any other painter who measure up to this knowledge when it comes to creating color harmonies.He is also one of the few who uses pink .

Harold Gilman

Harold Gilman
"Portrait of Sylvia Gosse"

Do compare the 3  Gilman portraits  and look how the  harmonies changes temperature.
Compare him to the other artists in this post and look how he color wise is on a totally different
 and much more advanced level. It is like music some composers make harmonies that are outstanding
 and in a way unrealistic because they are so fare from what everyone else do.
No automation in it, this is created rather than recreated.

Artist not Known

Edmund Blair Leighton

Sir Frances Dicksee
"Portrait  of Agnes"

Elisabeth Sonrel

Jules Ballavoine

Anna Lee Stacey
"So Long"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Redhaired musicians

Betalan Karlovszky

Thomas Wilmer Dewing

Malcolm Leipke

Henry Holiday
"The small duet"

Toulouse Lautrec
"Madame Juliette Pascal"

William Hollman Hunt

Frances David Millet
"Old Harmonies"

From Art Institute of Chicago

William Merritt Chase
"Mrs Meig at the houseorgan"

Poul Friis Nybo
Danish Artist 1869-1929

Chen Yefei

Fredrick Childe Hassam
The sonata

Theo van Rysselbergh

Elanor Colburn

Artist Unknown

Frederic Soulacroix

 Bertalan Karlovszky
" Woman playing"

Sir Francis Dicksee

Sir Francis Dicksee 

Charles Edward Halle'

Francesca and her Lute