French Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) lived in Louveciennes, a suburb of Paris in the 1870s, creating many landscapes of the town and surrounding countryside. Although the snow scene above was supposedly done at nearby Argenteuil, is it perhaps more likely that the site is Louveciennes?
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While I’m gone, a gift of flowers by French Impressionist Eva Gonzales.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SUMMER BLOSSOMS OF JULY I paint flowers so they will not die. Frida Kahlo, 1940 The colorful and striking works of French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) have been overlooked until recent years when several retrospective exhibitions have […]
THE ART OF LOAFING THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing. Attributed to E.W. Howe Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931) was a French Impressionist, exhibiting in several of their group shows; he admired Degas, often depicting scenes of Parisian night life as well as ballet dancers. American E. W. […]
Please click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE FABULOUS GERANIUMS THROUGH THE EYES OF DEGAS’ IMPRESSIONIST FRIEND Such geraniums! It does not become us poor mortals to be vain—but really, my geraniums! Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village I wish I could discover the location of Geraniums […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. RETURN OF FREDERIC BAZILLE FRIEND & COLLEAGUE OF MONET & RENOIR I can’t wait to get down to work at Meric; I intend to have the girl from Saint-Sauveur sit for me….. George Bazille, Letter to his parents, spring, […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE COMEBACK OF AN “UNKNOWN” IMPRESSIONIST CASTLE IN THE MOUNTAINS A legendary land of rocks and castles….Holidays in the Dahner Felsenland are an invitation to dream, days without stress and traffic jam, days of rest and joy of life. Tourist […]
DOWN TO THE SEA WITH RENOIR INTO THE WAVES There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables The birthdays of two giants of French arts […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. MONET’S WATER LILIES FLOWERING ISLANDS OF SUMMER I have painted these water lilies many times, modifying my viewpoint each time….since the water flowers are far from being the whole scene; really they are just the accompaniment…The essence of every motif is the […]
TRAVELS WITH MONET A TRAIN RIDE IN THE SNOW My heart is warm with the friends I make, And better friends I’ll not be knowing; Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take, No matter where it’s going. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Travel French Impressionist super star Claude Monet (1840-1926) was fascinated with trains, […]