Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ABC Wednesday - H is for Harris, Homer and Holbein


ABC Wednesday is a fun meme that focuses on a different letter of the alphabet each week. So many play yet so few post similar choices - which is really amazing.

Continuing with the art theme, H is for 3 very different artists from three very different eras.

One of my favourite artists is Lawren Harris, a Canadian.
Lawren Harris was a member of the Group of Seven. His paintings became more abstract with time, but still focused on the north.



Winslow Homer was an influential late 19th century American painter, most often of landscapes.



Hans Holbein the Younger was a early 16th century German painter and printmaker.



Be sure to visit the other great participants here.

13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting and informative post for the H Day, Bev! Always love learning something I didn't know -- and there is lots of that out there! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Vernz said...

Interesting..love Homer's pieces... Have a nice H day.


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Tumblewords: said...

I'd never heard of Harris, but I like his work. Excellent H post. Enjoying your ABC theme!

Leslie: said...

So glad you included one of the Group of Seven...and I also enjoyed the other selections.

Anna said...

Oh, I love this post-- H for the names of painters! Nice choice of artists and their work too.
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's H-word-abcWed

Gramma Ann said...

Always learn about new artist each week I visit. Thanks for sharing your H choices this week.

Roger Owen Green said...

very informative. I know Homer, but not the others.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Love learning so much from ABC Wednesday. Thanks for sharing the H artists with us. I really like Homer's Lake picture. Wonderful perspective.

Misfit in Paradise said...

I've always been a fan of Winslow Homer. Good choice for 'H'.
Donna - ABC Wednesday

helenmac said...

Yours is a great post to visit -- love it! And with Leslie I thank you for including Harris from the Group of Seven. They "transformed" the country north of Lake Superior in marvelous ways. Love that north country and their art.
Helen Mac,
ABC team

Wendy said...

I knew about "Holbein" but have been ignorant of Harris' work. Lovely! Thank you for a lovely "H" post and turning me onto a new artist :)

EG Wow said...

I like your choices! It would appear some very talented artists had names that begin with H.

jabblog said...

I like the Lawren Harris paintings you've shown - very stylistic with a beautiful use of colour. It's good to learn something new - thank you :-)