10 Best Boy with a Hat Paintings

The Torn Hat Thomas Sully

The word "best" in this title is, of course, subjective. What this gallery of a post features are some of my favorite boy with a hat paintings from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Boys wearing hats are an interesting subject in painting. They wear on their faces the innocence of their young age, but … Continue reading 10 Best Boy with a Hat Paintings

Summer in 19th Century Painting

If you have a moment, let us take a stroll through the world of painting and experience summer as the artists of the 19th century saw it, from Edouard Manet to Edward Charles Williams. The following paintings all evoke summer in one way or other, even if summer was not necessarily their chief subject. Some … Continue reading Summer in 19th Century Painting

Old Man

Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity's Gate) by Van Gogh

For three years now my grandfather has been dying in a little room pill by pill diaper by diaper spoon by spoon. He cannot walk. He cannot talk. He cannot breathe. Who can tell his sadness? Who can tell his rage? With what effrontery do we hold him by the nose open his mouth and … Continue reading Old Man