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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Jeanne Samary, 1878, oil on canvas, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Arts Everyday Living: Portrait of an Actress–Through the Eyes of Renoir & Abbema

French artist Louise Abbema (1853-1927) is an example of the increasing prestige of women painters in the late nineteenth century, from new art educational opportunities to growing professional acceptance in areas such as portraiture.  Both she and Impressionist Renoir (1840-1919) recreated the vitality and spirit of actress Jeanne Samary (1857-1890), though utilizing different styles.

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Arts Everyday Living: Renoir’s Portrait of Children—An Afternoon at the Castle

The 18th century Castle of Wargemont was rebuilt in the 19th century.  From 1855, it belonged to the Berard family, who patronized the artist Renoir. Patrimoines De France website Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) often visited client and friend Paul Berard at his chateau of Wargemont in Normandy, creating several portraits of his children.

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Eva Gonzales, French, 1847 - 1883; Pommes d'Api; 1877-1878; Pastel on paper mounted on canvas; 14 3/4 x 17 7/8 in. (37.47 x 45.4 cm); Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund and Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton 2007.72

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

  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 colleagues Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, is often grouped with the Impressionists, although she never officially […]

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

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 poet Theodore […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Dream River--Monet's Giverny Through an Impressionist's Eyes

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 to Giverny, […]

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