Interior with a mother reading aloud to her daughter. Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (Danish, 1863-1935). Oil on canvas. Holsøe’s pieces often deal with narratives involving the home as with this piece. Here, the mother reads aloud as her child focuses on her lips. Holsøe often concentrated on interiors with a masterful technique that reflected the influence of the Dutch masters such as Vermeer.
Alfred Sisley (British, 1839–1899). Rue Eugène Moussoir at Moret: Winter, 1891. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Ralph Friedman, 1992 (1992.366) | Shortly after Courbet exhibited a group of snowy landscapes in 1867, several younger artists, among them Monet, Renoir, and Sisley, explored the possibilities of landscapes executed in white or gray with just a few touches of bright color. #snow