Boxed Notecards - Pomegranate

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper
Published with Wadsworth Atheneum
ISBN 9780764907722

America’s first native school of landscape painting emerged between 1825 and 1875, when artists created distinctive style that came to rival portraiture as the premier focus of painting in the United States. These artifacts frequented the Catskill Mountains of New York; several built houses along the Hudson River.

The discovery, exploration, and settlement of the land were central themes to the painters of the Hudson River School. Their legacy to American art embodies the reverence for nature and national idealism that prevailed at the middle of the nineteenth century. In lush, richly colored depictions of quiet river valleys, dramatic coastal vistas, and vast reaches of mountain and forest, they captured the wonder of an America still untouched by the plow.

This notecard assortment presents four magnificent works from the Wadsworth Atheneum, home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of Hudson River School Paintings.

Contains five each of the following notecards:
John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816–1872), Mount Washington from the Conway Valley, 1867
Asher Brown Durand (American, 1796–1886), View toward Hudson Valley, 1851
Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900), Coast Scene, Mount Desert (Sunrise off the Maine Coast), 1863
John William Casilear (American, 1811–1893), Lake George, 1860

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
ISBN 9780764977480

Canadian artist Jean Bradbury’s paintings celebrate nature while encouraging connection with our emotions. Rabbits and hares appear in a number of her paintings, sometimes reflecting the human feeling of being alone in the woods. “I paint gardens inhabited by whimsical and often vulnerable creatures. Both joyful and sinister, these places celebrate our own gentle natures in a world where anxiety and heartache lurk. My paintings remind me to observe nature and to take care with our world and our hearts. There is beauty in the small and strength in intimacy.”

Born in Scotland in 1963 and raised on an organic farm in Canada, Bradbury traveled Europe and the Middle East before settling in Washington State. Her artwork can be found in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, China, and Kuwait, and in Jordan, where she teaches art to rural women in a farming community near the Dead Sea.

Contains 5 each of the following notecards:
Portrait of Jerome, 2009
Bunny in Winter Fog, 2009
Crazy World, 2010
We Are Alone. We Are Not Alone., 2010

John Dickson Batten (English, 1860–1932)
Apples and Red Admirals, 1920

John Dickson Batten, born in Plymouth, Devon, was an English painter of figures in oils, tempera and fresco and a book illustrator and printmaker. He studied under the tutelage of the seminal French painter, etcher and sculptor Alphonse Legros. He is sometimes credited with introducing the practice of making colour woodcuts after the Japanese method into England.

  • Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
  • Published with the British Museum
  • ISBN 9780764981616

Chakra is a Sanskrit word used in yoga and meditation practices to refer to swirling wheels of energy within the body. Seven chakras, each corresponding to a different color vibrational frequency and controlling various bodily functions, align along the spine from the base to the crown of the head. The energy that flows through the chakras is called prana. Proper alignment and balance of the chakras is key for physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

Artist Paul Heussenstamm (American, b. 1949), whose artist parents “met at the easel,” grew up in a highly creative, spiritual environment that helped form the pattern of his life and work. He immersed himself in the philosophies of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity and has made it his life’s work to create sacred art that he shares with others. To this end, he has painted more than 2,000 unique artworks. So that others may discover their own paths, he teaches Art as a Spiritual Practice workshops around the world.

Contains five each of the following notecards:
Chakraman Blue
Chakraman Sky
Chakra Master Black
Chakraman Chocolate

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper.
ISBN 9780764975684

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the British Museum

William Giles (1872–1939) is widely considered to be one of the most important and innovative British colour printmakers of the early twentieth century. Born in Reading, England, he studied at London’s Royal College of Art and later in Paris, focusing on the Japanese woodcut relief method, a technique new to the Western world at the time. With his partner, Ada Shrimpton, he experimented with applying the relief method to metal plates. In some of his best-known works, the artist combined use of the woodcut and metal relief printing. Unlike most colour woodcut artists of the time, Giles did not use a key block in his works. Eliminating this once essential element gave way to a softer blending of colour and form, and his woodcuts are often mistaken for paintings.

Contains 5 each of the following images:
Midsummer Night, 1919
The Sources of the Clitumnus, 1910–1914
When Winter Wanes, 1924
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, 1900–1939

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) is often considered a tragic figure—struggling against madness, in and out of mental hospitals—yet he created works of genius. Shimmering with light and color, saturated with the intensity of his vision, they resound throughout the world of art.

Van Gogh could be delightfully amusing. Writing to his sister Willemina from Provence, the artist offered a self-portrait in prose: “My complexion has changed from green-greyish-pink to greyish-orange … and I am always very dusty, always more bristlingly loaded like a porcupine, with sticks, painter’s easel, canvases and further merchandise. Only the green eyes have remained the same.”

He sold only one painting in his lifetime, but over the course of a single decade he produced more than two thousand drawings and paintings.

Contains 5 each of the following images:
Farmhouse in Provence, 1888
Oleanders, 1888
Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889
Irises, 1890

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