Tag Archive: French Impressionists

Jul 06

Arts Everyday Living: Impressionist Eva Gonzales—A Taste for Dessert Apples

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           IMPRESSIONIST EVA GONZALES A TASTE FOR DESSERT APPLES     ____________________ ____________________ A small, crisp variety of dessert apples, brightly flushed and formally much valued for their decorative qualities. Pommes d’Api, translation and definition, Oxford Dictionaries Eva Gonzales (1849-1883), like her …

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Jun 16

Arts Everyday Living: Degas and the Ballet–A Fantasy and an Obsession?

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.             DEGAS AND THE BALLET A FANTASY AND AN OBSESSION?       ____________________ ____________________ A painting requires some vagueness, some fantasy.  When you always make your meaning plain, you end up boring people. Quote of Edgar Degas* Why was French Impressionist …

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Mar 08

Arts Everyday Living: Renoir and the Flowers of Light—Glorious Gladioli

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         RENOIR AND THE FLOWERS OF LIGHT GLORIOUS GLADIOLI   ____________________ ____________________ Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke, The Stony Garden Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) continues to uplift viewers with his dozens of resplendent floral interpretations; Pulitzer Prize winning American …

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Feb 20

Arts Everyday Living: Dream River–Monet’s Giverny Through an Impressionist’s Eyes

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         DREAM RIVER AT GIVERNY THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES     ____________________ ____________________ Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide down thy stream Gently,—-as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream. Bryan Walter Procter, Poems of Home American Impressionist John Leslie Breck (1860-1899) returned often …

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Dec 10

Arts Everyday Living: Monet in December—Let It Snow

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         MONET IN DECEMBER LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW       ____________________ ____________________ A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air, and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth, now whirled again aloft into remote regions …

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May 26

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Degas—Horses in a Meadow

PLEASE CLICK on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.     THROUGH THE EYES OF DEGAS HORSES IN A MEADOW     The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood. Johannes Jensen* ____________________ ____________________ *Attributed to Johannes Jensen (1873-1950), a Danish author. The above image is used solely …

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Feb 06

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Pastel–Mary Cassatt & the Joys of Motherhood

BE SURE to click on the pastel to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.     THE ART OF PASTEL THE GENIUS OF CASSATT ____________________ ____________________ I have touched with a sense of art some people—they felt the love and the life.  Can you offer me anything to compare to that joy for an artist? Mary Cassatt   I …

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Jan 16

Arts Everyday Living: Degas, a Lady, and the Dance of the Flowers

Please click on the work of art to ENHANCE it.   AN EARLY DEGAS THE DANCE OF THE FLOWERS   You must  aim high, not in what you are going to do at some future date, but in what you are going to make yourself do today.  Otherwise working is a waste of time.* Edgar …

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Jan 14

Arts Everyday Living: Renoir’s Love Affair with Women—A Favorite Actress

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.         RENOIR’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH WOMEN MADAME HENRIOT, A FAVORITE MODEL   I’ve loved women even before I learned to walk.* Pierre-Auguste Renoir   ____________________ ____________________ Universally celebrated Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) had a love affair with women, both on and off the canvas, …

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Jan 12

Arts Everyday Living: The Supreme Impressionist—A Country Walk with the Young Monet

PLEASE click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.       THE SUPREME IMPRESSIONIST A COUNTRY WALK WITH THE YOUNG MONET     It seems to me, when I see nature, that I see it ready made, completely written—but, then, try to do it all….. Claude Monet, Letter to Frederic Bazille ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ …

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