Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th!



Fourth of July, 1916 by Childe Hassam, Private Collection.

Hassam is one of the most noted of the American Impressionists and he also spent time working and studying in Paris. In 1916 he began a series of flag paintings mostly of the flags of the WWI allies all flying together.

Happy Independence Day!

1 comment:

jmchez said...

Some months ago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York had a show on Childe Hassam, which included many of his flag paintings, including this one. I found it delightful and enlightening. I dind't know that there was an American who did such great work in impressionism.

The paintings were bright beautiful, lively and technically brilliant; qualities lacking in much of today's art world.

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