Thursday, September 1, 2011


The artist Childe Hassam, the American impressionist, painted this piece in 1899, just as his career was blossoming. Now owned by the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, the painting is one of my favorites in the collection.

Even the frame is masterful and adds to the overall beauty of the painting. Speaking of improvisations, I came across this talented pianist on youtube who has a series of these hilarious improvs he did while on chat roulette. I highly recommend watching the clip both for his skills and for a laugh! Enjoy!


pve design said...

So funny! That pianist sort of looks like you!
Love the artwork of Childe.

David Toms said...

I can see why it is one of your favourites! And the frame.... wonderful!

Terry said...

Yes: more architecture/design comedy please.

Paisley Curtain said...

Thanks for sharing. Wonderful art, the frame is a work of art too. The piano guy is brilliant. :)

Karena said...

Childe Hassam exquisite works of art and that frame.

Great video

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