Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Flags for the 4th!

Flag Day, Fifth Avenue, July 4th, 1916, by Childe Hassam

detail from Flags on the Waldorf, by Childe Hassam

Let your flags fly! American impressionist Frederick Childe Hassam was born in 1859 in the Boston area—in Dorchester, MA as a matter of fact. After World War I, Hassam painted a series of roughly 30 Patriotic "American Flag" canvases. Here are a few of my favorites, and a few other artist's works as well.

 Flags on the Waldorf, by Childe Hassam

The Avenue in the Rain ,by Childe Hassam

Allies Day, May 1917, by Childe Hassam

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Below, something completely different by artist Jasper Johns.

Three Flags (1958) by Jasper Johns

Okay, this last painting is of French flags 
and was painted by Claude Monet, 
but since we were in the red, white and blue spirit...
Rue Montorguiel, Paris 1878 by Claude Monet

Click here to see to read more about this last painting.

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