While I’m away for the holidays, here is another painting for you by nineteenth century French artist William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). In U.S. public domain.
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Returning soon! Meanwhile, welcome autumn with a seasonal offering of flowers by French artist Armaud Guillaumin.
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 had a […]
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 Renoir and Monet with his moving canvases of flowers, whether elegant roses, flamboyant peonies, or humble […]
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 in the ground-breaking movement of Realism (ultimately resulting in other […]
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 home […]
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 own feeling. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Notebooks, c. 1865 French artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot […]
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 set in […]
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, […]
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 […]