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Arts Everyday Living: In Love with the Art of Renoir—Portrait of a Friend’s Daughter

French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) cultivated wealthy patrons who commissioned portraits of their families.  However, banker and diplomat Paul Berard, whose daughter Lucie is depicted above, was also Renoir’s friend.  Berard often invited Renoir to spend time at his estate, where the artist had the opportunity to  paint Berard’s four children.

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Arts Everyday Living: In Love with the Art of Renoir—Family Album of a Favorite Friend

Here’s a chance to meet the children of Paul Berard. Reposting of earlier blog.     A family album unfolds before us. The Berard children, like snapshots, move miraculously across the painted page.  So lifelike, they seem to actually breathe, from the angelic baby sleeping soundly to the elder brother just below who studiously reads […]

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Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885-6 John Singer Sargent 1856-1925 Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1887 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01615

Arts Everyday Living: Through a Child’s Eyes—Dreams of a Summer Evening

American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is remembered as one of the late 19th century’s most accomplished portraitists.  However, Sargent, like his French Impressionist friend Claude Monet (1840-1926) was also fascinated by the changing effects of color and light in natural surroundings, including the evening setting of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose above.

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