|Victorian Red Haired Beauty by unknown artist|
|Contemporary Red Haired Beauties by Corry Kooy|
Charles' latest posting in ModernPrintmakers revealing a lovely small print of two cows: "Rouge and Noire" by Sylvain Boxsius (1878-1941) coincided with a planned posting on woodblock prints showing cows.
So this is a good opportunity starting with the colorful red beauties first. The opening painting of a "herd of red cattle along river Flist" by Dutch artist Corry Kooy. Although not a print perfectly illustrating the nostalgic feeling we (at least I) have when enjoying a nostalgic scenery that has almost disappeared from our landscapes.
William Nicholson (1872-1949) Anne Faulkner (1862-1933)
Since the times these printmakers took to the meadows, sat and sketched their subjects, much has changed. Many of the herds staying indoors nowadays, the bovine milking types through selective breeding changed into far more powerful and productive feno-types. Red cows and mixed stock have allmost completely disappeared. This posting with these lovely examples of times gone by a tribute to the colorful cow.
|Carl Alexander Brendel (1877-1948)|
|Siegfried Berndt (1889-1946)|
|Hiroshi Toshida (1876-1950)|
Kathleen Hale (1898-2000) - Johan van der Zee (1898-1988)This "ordinary" black & white sister had to be included here ofcourse. Japanese printmaker Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946), when staying in Brittany in 1912, made some great and surprisingly Modern (European) prints. After investigating his no doubt relationship with Breton printmaker Henri Rivière (1864-1951) I'll show them soon.
Likewise, although not prints, these cows (thank you Lily Japonisme!) also in Brittany by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and painted in 1890 before leaving for Tahiti 1891 I couldn't resist. His close friend Vincent, himself a red head, shows his love for red beauties and simultaniously, with a wink, paying his respect to Old Master Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)
And while painting this peaceful family group of red ladies (above) one of the more sensitive German printmakers Walther Klemm (1883-1937) perhaps found his inspiration for this print.
Hans Neumann (1873-1957) printed these probably Alpine red haired cows but they could also be grazing over the white cliffs of Dover.
Closing this thematic posting with contemporary Dutch printmaker Margriet de Goede.