giovedì 23 luglio 2015

George Sheridan Knowles' paintings: the Beauty of ingenuity and of naivety.


Nato a Manchester, il 25 novembre 1863 George Sheridan Knowles è conosciuto come un insigne pittore di quadri ad olio ed acquerellista che ha prodotto tele dai temi nostalgici, spesso in costume, con l'intento di evocare tempi e sentimenti trascorsi, tra cui i primissimi, timidi approcci dettati dalla passione, ma soprattutto l'ingenuità legata all'infanzia, e proprio per questo sua ricorrente romantica nostalgia fu molto apprezzato già in epoca vittoriana.


There they go ...



Egli studiò arte presso la Manchester School of Art e alla Royal Academy Schools, per giungere a dipingere sia tele accademiche che nostalgiche, ravvivate da colori luminosi e da un leggero tocco di pennello che proprio in quegli anni stava sperimentando l'impressionismo che, sfumando la scena, giunge ad acuirne il carattere evocativo. 



Untitled



Nel 1885, Knowles si era già trasferito a Londra quando le sue più grandi opere venivano esibite alle più famose mostre; divenne membro del Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, del Royal Institute of Painters in Oil Colours, del Royal Cambrian Academy, così come della Royal Society of British Artists trovando così la meritata gratificazione quando ancora era in vita, cosa che ahimè, non di tutti i più grandi artisti si può dire.



Feeding the Pidgeons


Ma mi astengo dal procedere a scrivere per lasciarvi ad osservare la delicatezza e la sensibilità di questo artista che diede vita a dei dipinti caratterizzati da una tale soavità, suggestivi ed elegiaci al punto da divenire persino toccanti.


Waiting at the Ferry




Title unknown




Summer Fun




Eventide - Kittens




Mother's Comfort




One Too Many




The Little Ones - Mother's Pride




The Morning Ride




Imprudence




The Love Letter




 Into Christmas Atmosphere




Many Hands Make Light Work




Bubbles




A Merry Sleight Ride




Pets




Nella speranza di avere ancora una volta catturato il vostro entusiasmo e che abbiate gradito queste immagini che trovo incredibilmente suggestive e poetiche vi lascio con un'ultimo dipinto ad olio così in tema con questa nostra caldissima estate. 



 Summer Pleasure on the River




A presto miei cari 


















Born in Manchester, on November 25th, 1863 George Sheridan Knowles is known as a famous painter of oil and watercolor paintings who produced painter by nostalgic themes, often in costume, with the intent to evoke past times and feelings, among which the very first, timid approaches dictated by passion, but above all the ingenuity linked to childhood, and for this recurring romantic nostalgia og his he was already much appreciated at his time, the Victorian age.




- picture 1 - There they go ...




He studied at the Manchester School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools, to come to paint both canvases academic and nostalgic, revived by bright colors and a slight touch of the brush that was adopted just in those years by the impressionism, which, blurring the scene, increases its evocatice character.




- picture 2 - Untitled




In 1885, Knowles had already moved to London when his greatest works were exhibited at the most famous exhibitions; he became a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, of The Royal Institute of Painters in Oil Colours, of The Royal Cambrian Academy, as well as of The Royal Society of British Artists so finding a well-deserved reward when he was still alive, which, alas, not all of the greatest artists can be said.




- picture 3 - Feeding the Pidgeons




But I restrain myself from going on writing to let you observe the delicacy and the sensitivity of this artist who gave life to paintings characterized by so much sweetness, evocative and elegiac as to become even touching.




- picture 4 - Waiting at the Ferry


- picture 5 - Title unknown


- picture 6 - Summer Fun


- picture 7 - Eventide - Kittens


- picture 8 - Mother's Comfort


- picture 9 - One Too Many


- picture 10 - The Little Ones - Mother's Pride

- picture 11 - The Morning Ride


- picture 12 - Imprudence


- picture 13 - The Love Letter


- picture 14 -  Into Christmas Atmosphere


- picture 15 - Many Hands Make Light Work


- picture 16 - Bubbles


- picture 17 - A Merry Sleight Ride


- picture 18 - Pets




Hoping to have once again captured your enthusiasm and that you've enjoyed these images that I find incredibly suggestive and poetical I'm leaving you with one last oil painting so in theme with this hot Summer of ours.




- picture 19 -  Summer Pleasure on the River




See you soon my dear ones 


20 commenti:

  1. A visual delight! Wishing you a lovely weekend, my friend.

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    1. @ June
      your visit is a ray of sun, my blessed friend !
      I thank you with dear love and wish you a Joyous Sunday and new week ahead ✿≼♥≽✿

      Elimina
  2. My goodness, these are so beautiful, Dany.
    I love the softness and the muted colors in each one.
    My favorite is "Waiting for the Ferry."
    It is just wonderful.

    Thank you so much for sharing these here, sweet friend.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend. xo.

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    1. @ Lisa
      my darling friend, these paintings are charming, aren't they, Sheridan Knowles was such talented !
      As a keen photographer you can appreciate every little detail in every kind of picture, you eye and your words are so precious, and what you've written let me know that he was truly unique, I wasn't mistaken :)

      Have a wonder-filled Sunday, sweetest friend, sending love wholeheartedly ❤*❤

      Elimina
  3. This is such a beautiful post once again my dear friend. These works of art are magnificent. I am captured by their lovely colors and simple beauty. He captured the essence of the period beautifully. The elegance of the time. So amazing how these paintings of everyday life are forever captured by this extraordinary artist.

    Thank you for sharing these amazing paintings with us.

    Happy weekend my dear friend.

    Janet

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    1. @ Janet
      as usual your visit brighten my morning, my beloved friend !
      He was so talented to put in image, thanks to soft colours, shades, nuances and shadows, the most precious sentiments, I think this was and still is his great talent making his works so lovable and admirable.

      ஜ With all my love and deep gratitude I wish you a joyous day and new week, I'm so very grald you've enjoyed knowing George Sheridan Knowles and his works of art, I hug you sweetly ஜ

      Elimina
  4. Bellissimi questi dipinti Dany, per me sono il massimo
    della bellezza e della dolcezza, così ricchi di particolari
    sono una finestra sul mondo di quell'epoca....meravigliosa!!
    Un abbraccio mia cara, qui si è rinfrescato per fortuna.
    Love Susy ♥

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    1. @ Susy
      benvenuta dolcissima, leggo con gioia che il caldo dei giorni scorsi non sta più rendendo le vostre giornate così estenuanti, qui anche sono leggermente scese, soprattutto la notte ... speriamo duri così :) !!

      Sono felicissima che ti piacciano questi dipinti, sapevo che la 'parte vittoriana' che alberga e vive in te avrebbe ripreso vita nel vederli !

      Un bacio grande a te e a Mr.Cottage, vi auguro una bellissima serata e con tanto affetto una settimana colma di cose liete ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  5. Such magnificent works of art! So much elegance, and don't they all look just so happy? :) I really like the one with the peacock, it's so British! "Summer Fun" and "The Little Ones" are simply stunning too.
    Have a happy new week, my dear! xo

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    1. @ Kia
      my lovely and sweetest friend, probably the ones you do prefer are those I also like more, but it's so hard to decide !
      You're right, all his faces communicate such a serenity that I think is the most beautiful thing ( and probably the most hard too ) a painter can do, because we, while are watching his paintings, immediately feel this gladness in our hearts.

      Have a joyous and bright evening, my Beautiful friend, and a serene continuation of the week ❥

      Elimina
  6. Oh, these are all so romantic ... such lovely scenes !
    I do love the Christmas painting and those with the cats included ... but I'm pretty sure you knew that ... :-)
    Thank you for this wonderful post, Dany !
    Have a great week, my friend !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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    1. @ Sylvia
      well, I think these images to be the most perfect representation of the victorian romanticism and, to be honest, I was far too sure you'd have liked those with the cats, we both are so deeply fond of these lovely creatures !!!
      ❖I'm so grateful for your beautiful friendship, sweetie, and for your always so beautiful words, have a special week, my darling friend ❖

      Elimina
  7. There seems to be an innocence, a simplicity, to the lives these beautiful photos depict that has been lost.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. @ Amalia
      good morning my dear friend and welcome with your sweetness !
      Probably that's the reason why i do love these paintings so much, they communicate and make me feel such a serenity I cannot find in anything else nowadays, and I seem to recover it here.

      With so much gratitude for your beautiful words, I fondly wish you that the continuation of your week may be extra lovely and richly joyous ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  8. Que de tendresse dans ces tableaux exquis ! Je suis sous le charme et transportée dans une autre époque !

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    1. @ Christelle
      first of all my dear, let me thank you ever so much for taking the time to visit with me, it's always such a honour and a pleasure for my heart !

      I cannot understand why, having made copy and paste of the link of your blog to follow you long ago ( you truly deserve it, the charm you share is unique !!! ) I haven't received any update since then and so I haven't put comment for so long, I'm so sorry, probably there's some mistake in the server, it doesn't depend on me, I assure you, it's such a pleasure to come and visit you with the images and the lovely words you always share !

      Thanking you for your beautiful friendship in the blog world and for leaving me the most beautiful comments, I wish you a special week...sending you much love ღ*ღ

      Elimina
  9. Adoro questi dipinti cara Dany, sono così vividi e trasmettono tante emozioni
    Un saluto Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      ... e quanto sono preziose le emozioni che ci comunicano i dipinti !!!

      Come sempre ti ringrazio per le tue bellissime parole, i tuoi commenti sono come un raggio di sole, umile, che scalda il cuore ❥

      Elimina
  10. Hello, dearest Dany. I find myself giddy with excitement when I visit your beautiful blog because I know your posts are always full of loveliness and charm. As I sipped my morning coffee I was once again delighted by the words and pictures.

    This was a wonderful post and I will be featuring it at Roses of Inspiration - thank you for joining the party, my friend. I hope you're able to join us again this week. Much love to you!

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    1. @ Stephanie
      you cannot imagine the joy and the delight which you bring here when you come and visit me, my beloved friend !

      So you're going to feature me tomorrow ??? I'm truly thrilled while reading it, actually, I cannot believe it yet, we're always so many at your party and you've chosen just me, I have no words which to thank you with !
      Have a blessed day and ... of course we'll see tomorrow for the next party of yours, I cannot help but to participate, I'm enthusiastic more and more !!!

      Sending much love, gratitude and hugs, lots of hugs ⊰♡❤♡⊱

      Elimina

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