Sunday, April 17, 2022

A Glimpse of the 1890s from American Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928)

When I think of Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), I imagine dancing nudes in mythical landscapes. And I also wonder how he pulled off having two separate wives & families which were unknown to each other until after his death. These paintings, sans nudes, give us a hazy a glimpse into the late 19th century. I am especially intrigured by the harnassed little boy.

Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) Young Girl 1899

Arthur B. Davies ( 1862-1928) The Violin Lesson 1892

Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) Horn Players 1893

Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928) Children Playing 1896