luminists

Eaton’s Neck, Long Island
John Frederick Kensett (American; 1816–1872)
1872
Oil on canvas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida - A Gypsy by Irina

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida was a Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes.

Salt Marsh Hay
Martin Johnson Heade (American; 1819–1904)
ca. 1866–76
Oil on canvas
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Anniversary
In the mid 1880′s, the impressionist and neo-impressionist movements almost simultaneously had their breakthrough in Emile Claus’ native country, Belgium. But Claus only got enthusiastic about them in 1889 during a long stay in Paris and specifically after a visit to an exhibition of Monet at the Boussod-Valadon gallery.
From then onwards, he integrated (neo-)impressionism into his work and eventually became the leader of the “Luminist” movement in his country.
Claus was born on September 27, 1849.

Emile Claus, De kastanjelaar (The Chestnut Tree), 1906. Oil on canvas, 135 x 144 cm. Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain de Liège, Belgium

Newburyport Meadows
Martin Johnson Heade (American; 1819-1904)
ca. 1876-81
Oil on canvas
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Anniversary
Emile Claus was the leader of the Luminist movement in his native country, Belgium. Luminism can be seen as the synthesis between French impressionism and neo-impressionism on the one hand, and the realist tradition of the Belgian art on the other.

Emile Claus was born on September 27, 1849.

Emile Claus, Winterzon, namiddag (Wintersun, afternoon), 1902. Oil on canvas, 98,5 x 143 cm. Private collection

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Toorop, Charley (1891-1955) - 1919 Flowers (Dordrechts Museum, the Netherlands) by Milton Sonn

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<br />Daughter of Jan Toorop. She was self-taught as an artist and began to paint in 1909. Her early works are luministic. While she was living in Bergen (1912–15) she painted in a Cubist and Expressionist style. She painted landscapes (of the province of Zeeland and Bergen), figures (her children, friends and portrait commissions) and self-portraits. Also during this period she exhibited at the Moderne Kunstkring and at De Onafhankelijken (‘The Independents’) in Amsterdam. Between 1915 and 1919 she lived in Laren, Utrecht and Amsterdam. From 1919 to 1921 she frequently stayed in Paris, where she associated with Piet Mondrian. 

Charley Toorop (March 24, 1891 – November 5, 1955) was a Dutch painter and lithographer.

Anniversary
Today we celebrate the birthday of Emile Claus, a Belgian painter who was born on September 27, 1849.
This monumental oil is an example of his work before 1889. During that pivotal year in his career, Claus stayed in Paris for a while and visited Monet’s exhibition at the Boussod-Valadon Gallery.
That is when and where he became an impressionist. Claus later became the leader of the Luminist movement in his country.

Luminism can be seen as the synthesis between French impressionism and neo-impressionism on the one hand, and the realist tradition of the Belgian art on the other.

Emile Claus, De oude tuinman (The Old Gardener), 1885. Oil on canvas, 216 x 140 cm.  Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain de Liège, Belgium