«Fallen Leaves» is one of the most famous works of Isaac Brodsky, yet landscapes for him were a rare occurrence. The bulk of the artist's pictures were portraits of Soviet leaders, especially Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. // Isaac Brodsky, «Fallen Leaves», 1913
PART 20: INNER SANCTUM-Continuing my visit to Rome I act on advice and end up spending some 20 minutes nearly alone in the Sistine chapel and ponder this religion to a god I have chosen years previously to not believe in. From the dome of St. Peters I realize I am burnt out on traveling to big cities but long for the snowy mountains of Switzerland. http://www.leftyparent.com/blog/2016/04/03/coop-goes-to-europe-part-20-inner-sanctum/
Albrecht Altdorfer . Peintre, sculpteur et graveur allemand (Ratisbonne v. 1480-v 1538) On sait peu de choses de sa vie dont il passa la majeure partie à Ratisbonne. Doué d'une imagination et d'un sentiment de la nature des plus vifs, il fut le 1° en Allemagne à conférer au paysage une complète autonomie. Il est un des 1 à avoir utilisé l'eau-forte, l''ensemble de son œuvre en fait l'un des créateurs les plus orignaux de la Renaissance allemande
'Emigrants' (1879) by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (15 Oct. 1836–8 Aug. 1902). Tissot was born Jacques Joseph Tissot in Nantes, France. He came into contact with the Impressionists as a young man. Tissot moved to London in 1871. In 1876 Tissot met a young, attractive Irish divorcee, Kathleen Newton, who became his mistress. She became Tissot’s muse, appearing in many of his pictures. She was the love of his life but died in 1882 aged 28 of consumption. He never recovered from this tragedy.