Reposted blog from 2015.
THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES
Yesterday, I discovered this cloudscape at River Farms, my personal Giverny. Remembering favorite artists’ visions that always have inspired me:
a walk with Monet,
sailing with Boudin,
and ascending into the heavens with Russian master Kuindzhi.
John Constable (1776-1837) was a pioneer in the art of landscape painting. His scenes of the English countryside in particular would have an impact on future generations including the Impressionists.
Claude Monet (1840-1926). The ultimate French Impressionist whose name symbolizes the vibrancy and beauty of the natural world.
Eugene Boudin (1824-1898). Admired by the young Monet who worked with him in their native Normandy, Boudin was one of the early seascape artists.
Arkhip Kuindzhi (1842-1910). He created a large body of work during his career, focusing on panoramic views both on the land and the ocean.
The above images are used solely for educational purposes.
Find your artistic companions, from Vermeer to O’Keeffe, in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.