- Russ Ramsey
Art Wednesday 2022 Round Up
Well, we’ve reached the end of another year of Art Wednesday weekly posts. Let’s do a round-up of all the art we looked at this year. Whew, we’ve covered a lot, and I have learned a lot in the process. Here are some of the highlights of 2022:
Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930
2022 Art Wednesday topics: For Ash Wednesday we looked at Rembrandt’s paintings centered on the life of Christ, then, Bazille’s Studio 9 rue de la Condamine, the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist, and some other stolen paintings.
Bazille, Studio 9, Rue de la Condamine, 1870
2022 Art Wednesday topics, continued: We got to know some blind painters, took a detailed dive into Vincent van Gogh’s The Red Vineyard (the only painting he ever sold while alive), learned about Auguste Rodin, followed the Stations of the Cross leading up to Easter, collected some self-portraits, homed in on Vermeer’s detail, surveyed Mary Cassatt for Mother’s Day, and took a detailed look at Michelangelo’s David.
Van Gogh, The Red Vineyard, 1888
2022 Art Wednesday topics, continued: We got to know Norman Rockwell, Caravaggio, Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, paintings about fatherhood in preparation for Father's Day, paintings that celebrate summer, classic American paintings for Independence Day, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.
Xie Dongming, Father and Son, 2010
2022 Art Wednesday topics, continued: We looked at Illustrators, J.M.W. Turner, Vincent van Gogh's tells (yellow, blue, and sunflowers), Winslow Homer’s seascapes, Albert Bierstadt, and Leonardo DaVinci’s Studies of the human form.
Albert Bierstadt, Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, 1865
2022 Art Wednesday topics, continued: We took a detailed look at Norman Rockwell’s Breaking Home Ties, paintings that dignify work leading up to Labor Day, Lilias Trotter, Josephine Nivison Hopper, a detailed look at Rembrandt’s Storm on the Sea of Galilee, artist palettes, and Camille Pissarro.
Van Gogh Palette and Painting
2022 Art Wednesday topics, continued: And finally, we spent some time looking at Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquait, Eugene Delacroix, the gruesome Artemesia Gentileschi, Pablo Picasso, Degas’ Dancers, Frederic Remington, Andy Warhol, James McNeill Whistler, and art focused on the Nativity story.
Let’s keep going.