In spire of being mainly self-taught, French artist Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942) became a successful portraitist—his commissions included Marcel Proust, Edgar Degas, and James Joyce. However, he was also an expert at depicting fashionable hats whether the petite chapeau of Mademoiselle Meuriot above or the wide-brimmed bonnet of the unknown woman below.
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French artist Henri Lesbasque (1865-1937) thrived in the creative milieu of his day, influenced by a variety of styles, from Impressionism to works by Matisse and Bonnard. Notice particularly Lesbasque’s use of rich color in his moving depiction of an intimate moment shared by his wife and daughter.
French artist Eugene Petit (1839-1886) often interpreted bouquets of flowers with unusual sensitivity and feeling, apparent in the delicate arrangement of wildflowers above. Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) also created his own version of the same subject, utilizing vibrant colors and energetic brushstrokes.
French artist Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a master painter of floral arrangements in the latter half of the nineteenth century.