Ah, the garden!

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Sweet Solitude, 1919, by Edmund Blair Leighton

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The Four Leaf Clover, 1873, by Winslow Homer

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Garden at Giverny, 1895, by Claude Monet

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Conversation in a rose garden, 1876, Pierre Auguste Renoir

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Young woman sewing in the garden, 1880, Mary Stevenson Cassatt

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Carlo Perugini

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A Capri Girl

Charles Edward Perugini (1839–1918)

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Peonies

Charles Edward Perugini (1839–1918)
Walker Art Gallery

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Girl Reading

Charles Edward Perugini (1839–1918)

Art UK and Manchester Art Gallery

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Charles Edward Perugini (1839 – 1918), originally Carlo Perugini, was an Italian-born English painter of the Romantic and Victorian era.

Biography

Perugini was born in Naples in 1839, but lived with his family in England from the age of 6 to 17.

He trained in Italy under Giuseppe Bonolis and Giuseppe Mancinelli, and in Paris under Ary Scheffer.

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He became a protégé of Lord Leighton, who brought him back to England in 1863.

(You remember that Lord Frederic Leighton painted “Flaming June” and others.)

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Perugini may at first have worked as Leighton’s studio assistant. Under Leighton’s influence, he began as a painter of classical scenes; then “he turned to the more profitable pastures of portrait painting, and genre pictures of pretty women and children.”[1]

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In 1874, he married the youngest daughter of novelist Charles Dickens, who as Kate Perugini[2] pursued her own artistic career, sometimes collaborating with her husband.
Perugini’s 1878 picture A Girl Reading, perhaps his best-known single work, is in the collection of the Manchester Art Gallery.
Perugini and his wife, Kate, maintained an active social life in artistic circles of their era.

He died in London in 1918.

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Impasto

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Ann Marie Coolick

 

Ann Marie Coolick is an impasto painter from Arlington, VA focusing on geometric abstractions and expressionist landscapes using only palette knives and heavy body paint straight from the tube. She slathers frosting-like paint layer upon layer onto the canvas with paint running off the edges, resulting in a sculptural, three-dimensional appearance.