Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More Favorites From The Clark Art Institute

Offering the Panate to the Bullfighter
Mary Cassatt
American Impressionist, 1873

The Women of Amphissa
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1887

Young Christian Girl
Paul Gaugin 1894

The Snake Charmer
Jean-Leon Gerome, 1942

In a recent post I featured some works by William Bouguereau, the French painter of the
Academic Classicism school. One of those paintings, Nymphs and Satyr, adorns the title bar of my blog and is in the permanent collection at The Clarke Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. This is our Western Massachusetts art treasure and my personal favorite of all the local museums. For its pastoral setting, its fine, eclectic permanent collection and the many fine exhibitions held there, particularly in the summer - a glorious time to visit and enjoy a picnic on the beautiful grounds.

I've found these images of four other of my favorite paintings in the collection at The Clarke. I hope you enjoy them. If you're in the area and choose to visit, you will not be dissapointed by this lovely museum.


  1. beautiful. we have a very wonderful museum here and a zoo. the national aviary and the phipps, but i haven't been to any but the zoo in ages.

  2. I absolutely love the bullfighter.

  3. Sherry and Minne:

    Thanks for enjoying the paintings with me.

    I love them all but the Gaugin is my personal favorite of the four paintings in the post. I think it's that yellow of the praying girl's dress...



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