"The Art Spirit"

Art work by Robert Henri

Kathleen, Robert Henri, 1924, From the collection of: Huntington Museum of Art
This portrait is expressive and is a vessel to what the young girl was feeling.
Lady in Black with Spanish Scarf (O in Black with a Scarf), Robert Henri, 1910, From the collection of: de Young museum
In this painting, I was astonished by the vibrance of the lady's hair contrasted with the flow of her dress.
Portrait of Mary Patton, Robert Henri, 1927, From the collection of: Philbrook Museum of Art
In the Portrait of Mary Patton, Henri uses warm colors to illuminate her face; creating a heated atmosphere from a candle-lit glow.
The Reader in the Forest, Robert Henri, 1918, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
In this picture, the colors have contrasted in a very dramatic way. With her bright and vibrant hair, the background aids her presence.
Ballet Dancer, Robert Henri, 1901, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
In this, I especially love the rough texture of the brush stroke used to create the skirt, and the pensive look on the ballerina's face.
Portrait of Willie Gee, Robert Henri, 1904/1904, From the collection of: The Newark Museum of Art
This, in my opinion, is one of the more realistic portraits that Henri did.
Edna Smith in a Japanese Wrap, Robert Henri, about 1915, From the collection of: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
With this painting, the style is rougher and is not as clean as that of the last.
Dutch Girl, Robert Henri, 1910; reworked 1913 and 1919, From the collection of: The Phillips Collection
I believe that the rough style was not only intended, but necessary to complete the informal, childish demeanor.
My Friend Brien, Henri, Robert, From the collection of: The Mint Museum
In "My Friend Brien", The style is more sophisticated. I also really admire the detail of the wrinkles, but more so, the composition of his right hand.
The Laughing Boy (Jopie van Slouten), Robert Henri, 1910, From the collection of: Birmingham Museum of Art
I like this painting because it captures the amusement the boy held in the moment that Henri decided to dedicate every stroke to recreating it.
Laughing Child, Robert Henri, 1907, From the collection of: Whitney Museum of American Art
I admire this portrait because it has soft innocence about it in every way; the brush strokes, the colors, the hair, etc.
The Old Model (Old Spanish Woman), Robert Henri, 1911/1913, From the collection of: Blanton Museum of Art
This portrait shows the age and beauty of the old woman.
Calero (Antonio Baños), Robert Henri, 1908, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
I love how Robert Henri has used the paint on his face to show where the light source is.
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Robert Henri, 1916, From the collection of: Whitney Museum of American Art
In this painting, Henri demonstrates the personality that this woman has effortlessly.
Sudden Shower, Robert Henri, c. 1900, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
This is one of my favorite landscapes that Robert Henri has done because of the technique used in the hay/grass.
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