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Arts Everyday Living: Shopping with the Impressionists—Renoir’s Portrait of a Teenage Shopper

  Henriette Henriot was only 17 when French Impressionist  Renoir (1841-1919)  immortalized her in his vision of La Parisienne, a symbol of the chic French woman circa 1874. She’s definitely ready for the next shopping adventure in her smart, strikingly colored ensemble including the chapeau and tight fitting gloves. Soon teenage Henriette will be navigating […]

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Arts Everyday Living: French Impressionist Berthe Morisot & Her Daughter–A Bond of Love

  Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) made significant creative contributions to the French Impressionists, participating in all but one (1879) of the eight exhibitions held by the group.  Why was Morisot unable to participate with her colleagues that year? Because of the birth of her only child Julie (1878-1966), who would someday become an artist herself. Morisot […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet–Michel, Jean-Pierre, Blanche & Suzanne

  Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) sometimes included his large family of eight children in the landscapes done around his home in Giverny.  For instance above we can see Michel Monet  and his stepbrother Jean-Pierre Hoschede, who were about the same age.  While below is his depiction of two of his stepdaughters Blanche, an artist […]

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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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