Tag Archive: French art

Jun 12

Arts Everyday Living: A Bequest to A Child—the Wings of Imagination

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       A BEQUEST TO A CHILD THE WINGS OF IMAGINATION       ____________________ ____________________ There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.* Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Although he seemed to have …

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Jun 10

Arts Everyday Living: For Love of Pansies by a Rival of the Impressionists

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           FOR LOVE OF PANSIES RIVALING THE IMPRESSIONISTS     ____________________ ____________________ I pray, what flowers are these? The pansy this, O, that’s for love’s thoughts. George Chapman, All Fools, Act II, Scene 1 French artist Henri Fantin-Latour (1863-1904) often rivaled his Impressionist friends …

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May 05

Arts Everyday Living: Welcome to May–the Sweet Fragrance of Late Spring Flowers

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         WELCOME TO MAY SWEET FRAGRANCE OF LATE SPRING FLOWERS     ____________________ ____________________ Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. Chinese Proverb French innovator Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) is best known for challenging the artistic norms of his day …

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Apr 13

Arts Everyday Living: Inside a French Home–Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere!

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         INSIDE A FRENCH HOME FLOWERS, FLOWERS, EVERYWHERE!     ____________________ God loved the flowers and invented soil.  Man loved the flowers and invented vases. Jacques Deval French artist Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) is often defined as a practitioner of intimism, an art movement rooted in the …

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Apr 07

Arts Everyday Living: Beginnings of Impressionism–Spring in the French Countryside

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         BEGINNINGS OF IMPRESSIONISM SPRING IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE     ____________________ ____________________ Be guided by feelings alone.  We are only simple mortals, subject to error; so listen to the advice of others but follow only what you understand and can unite in your …

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Feb 16

Arts Everyday Living: Toulouse Lautrec and Art of Infatuation-An Anonymous L’Amour

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         TOULOUSE LAUTREC & THE ART OF INFATUATION AN ANONYMOUS L’AMOUR ____________________ ____________________ Only the figure exists.  Landscape merely is, and must not be anything more than an addition. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec* Although  the work of French Post-Impressionist artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is mainly …

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Jul 31

Arts Everyday Living: Victoria Dubourg’s Flowers & A Tribute from Degas

Click on the paintings to enlarge or enhance them.         VIEW THE WORK OF ART   These flowers are like the pleasures of the world. William Shakespeare*   ____________________ ____________________ AND THE ARTIST TOGETHER ____________________ ____________________ Have you heard of Victoria Dubourg (1840-1926)?  Captured above in a portrait by Impressionist Edgar Degas, she was …

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Dec 31

Arts Everyday Living: Dining in Paradise with Monet’s Neighbor-Creative Routines at Home

BE SURE to CLICK on the work of art to ENLARGE and ENHANCE it.         DINING IN PARADISE WITH PIERRE BONNARD CREATIVE ROUTINES AT HOME   Bonnard’s room seems a paradise in which to dream rather than to dine.  Colors for all the senses vibrate and surprise as they multiply: lavender, tangerine, fuchsia, chartreuse, maroon, turquoise, …

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Feb 16

Arts Everyday Living: Self Portrait of a Woman Artist—A Royal Favorite

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     BEFORE THE SELFIE   A GALLERY OF SELF-PORTRAITS THIS WEEK   At 7 or 8, I remember, I made a picture by lamplight of a man with a beard which I have kept until this very day.  When my father saw it he went into …

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Dec 12

Arts Everyday Living: Celebrate Christmas at the Art Museum—Coming Soon!

PLEASE CLICK on individual works of art to enlarge or enhance them.   The holidays are definitely coming: Hanukkah begins on the 16th, while Christmas is only 2 weeks away.  Have you completed your shopping?  Mailed that long list of cards? Finalized travel plans? Decided the menu for those family meals?  Or are you behind schedule?  And …

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