French Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) explored and interpreted nature in a new way, from the mountain landscape near his home in southern France to the familiar figure of his wife Hortense to displays of fruit, intermingled with pots and vases of flowers.
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French master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) often created portraits of women, ranging from Tahitian natives to the sister of fellow artist Emile Bernard.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake…. Henry David Thoreau* Symbolist French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is rarely surpassed in his extraordinary representations of flowers. The writings of author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) continue to be relevant in the 21st century, ranging from the environment to politics. *A Week on the Concord […]
My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet. Edith Wharton French Post-Impressioist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) had a sympathy, even an empathy for animals, portraying them often during his lifetime, beginning as a teenager on the family estate in the country through his years in Paris at the peak of his artistic career. Pulitzer Prize winning author […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or expand it. VAN GOGH, MILLET & SIESTA IN THE AFTERNOON A NOONTIME RESPITE Millet is father Millet….counsellor and mentor in everything for young artists. Vincent van Gogh, excerpt, letter to brother Theo, 1885 While he was at the mental institution in Saint-Remy, […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A TEENAGER ARTIST TOULOUSE-LAUTREC & MARGOT ….Yes, what disturbed me especially was his disorderly form. Poor Henri! Every morning he came to my studio; at the age of 14, in 1878, he copied my studies and painted portraits; mind you, […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. LOST LOVES IN ART GAUGUIN’S TAHITIAN MUSE I will soon be a father anew in Oceania.* Paul Gauguin, letter to Daniel de Monfreid Whatever happened to Tehamana, Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin’s muse and mistress? Only thirteen in Woman with a Mango above, and obviously pregnant, she […]
PLEASE CLICK ON THE PAINTING TO ENLARGE IT. A WEEK AT THE SEA DREAM TIDES, PEACOCK WAVES Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides. Unknown Blue Seascape, Wave Effect created by French painter George Lacombe (1868-1916) symbolizes the spirt of The Nabis (meaning prophet in Hebrew), a group of avant-garde […]
Please click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. COMING ON MONDAY VAN GOGH & THE CYPRESSES OF SAINT-REMY The image above is used solely for educational purposes. And this Monday, begin a new week with Van Gogh and other artists in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!
Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. I have been terribly busy this week, because apart from the painting class I also go in the evening to draw, and after that, from nine-thirty to eleven-thirty, I go to work from the model in a club. For I have even joined two of these […]