Tour at Two | Frederick Cark Frieseke

• Frieseke was a major figure in American Impressionism, though he spent the majority of his career as an expatriate in France. Frieseke’s cottage in Giverny, called Le Hameau, was adjacent to Claude Monet’s home and was surrounded by lush gardens that provided the setting for many of his vibrant paintings, like Hollyhocks.

• Frieseke commonly placed elongated female figures in garden settings, making the connection between feminine beauty and the fragility or fleeting nature of blooming flowers.

• Frieseke was dedicated to painting outdoors and was always trying to record natural light and color as he actually saw it. In 1914, he was interviewed for the New York Times, saying, “There is nothing like a long, faithful study of nature to lead one away from the artificial, is there?”

• Hollyhocks appear commonly in garden paintings by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and others, and are symbols of fertility and the cycle of life.

Frederick Cark Frieseke, Hollyhocks, by 1911; Oil on canvas; National Academy of Design, New York, 479-P


• Frieseke fue una figura importante en el impresionismo estadounidense, a pesar de haber pasado la mayor parte de su carrera como expatriado en Francia. La cabaña de Frieseke en Giverny, llamada Le Hameau, se econtraba junto a la casa de Claude Monet y estaba rodeada de exuberantes jardines que servían de escenario para muchas de sus vibrantes pinturas, como Hollyhocks.

• Frieseke solía colocar figuras femeninas alargadas en entornos de jardín, haciendo la conexión entre la belleza femenina y la fragilidad o la naturaleza fugaz de las flores en flor.

• Frieseke se dedicaba a pintar al aire libre y siempre trataba de registrar la luz natural y el color tal como los veía. En 1914, fue entrevistado para el New York Times y dijo: "No hay nada como un estudio largo y fiel de la naturaleza para alejarnos de lo artificial, ¿verdad?"

• Las malvarrosas aparecen comúnmente en las pinturas de jardín de Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot y otros, y son símbolos de la fertilidad y el ciclo de la vida.

Frederick Cark Frieseke, Hollyhocks, 1911; Oleo sobre lienzo; National Academy of Design, New York, 479-P

Posted by Kristen Rambo at 9:34 AM
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