A blog about about painting, design and other aspects of aesthetics along with a dash of non-art topics. The point-of-view is that modernism in art is an idea that has, after a century or more, been thoroughly tested and found wanting. Not to say that it should be abolished -- just put in its proper, diminished place.
Louis Lang | Women's Art Class | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Born in Germany, Lang arrived in 1838 in Philadelphia, where he became known as a portraitist and probably taught painting classes. This scene may represent the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (founded 1805), which as early as 1844 allowed women to study in the galleries; the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (founded 1844); or a comparable setting in New York City, where Lang settled in 1849
Passion Flower. Passiflora hybrida. Deutsches Magazin fur Garten- und Blumenkunde; Stuggart, G. Weise. (1849)
From our collection of botanical photographs, illustrations, and paintings. We hope you will enjoy these images as much as we do.