• Thomas Wilmer Dewing's Women with Musical Instruments

    4 monthes ago - By Art Contrarian

    Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) - Wikipedia entry here - painted many gauzy, dreamy images of women in a style so distinctive that it would be difficult for another artist to mimic it in order to carve out a successful career.
    I rather like his work and am always pleased when I stumble across one of his paintings in a museum.
    The settings Dewing chose varied. Below are examples of women shown with musical instruments - one of his major themes. They are arranged in approximate chronological order.
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    Lady with a Lute - 1886
    This was before he settled on his gauzy style.
    The Piano...
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