French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) spent his later years in the south of France, seeking a warmer climate for his chronic rheumatoid arthritis. Springtime in Essoyes was painted near his home, artistic proof of Renoir’s ability to continue creating in spite of his increasing disability.
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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.
Although French Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) often painted landscapes in the north of France, he did venture south to the Riviera, attracted to this dramatic view immortalized in The Red Road Near Menton.
Welcome in 2018 with one of French artist Suzanne Valadon’s interpretations of the feline universe. Her dates are born, 1865, died 1938. In the U.S. public domain.
A painting is above all a product of the artist’s imagination. It must never be a copy. If, at a later stage, he wants to add two or three touches from nature, of course, it doesn’t spoil anything.* Edgar Degas French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) not only created depictions of ballerinas in the studio […]
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.
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 […]
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 Edgar Degas […]
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 […]
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, […]