I’ve chosen a fun theme for today—hats! So here are three unique depictions, from the elegant chapeau of Mrs. Robert Trotter of Bush by 18th century British portraitist George Romney (1734-1802); the colorful, decorative bonnets of two sisters by French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919); and the more humble straw hat (temporarily abandoned) […]
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Here’s another blog in honor of Berthe Morisot’s birthday on January 14. Manet’s portraits of Morisot are about how she looked, not just in the sense of her appearance but also in the sense of how she gazes at him. She is not merely the object of his vision but a respondent to his […]
French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) lived from 1878-1881 in Vetheuil. He painted several views of the village’s church from a small island in the Seine during the summer months.
Here is another interpretation of winter by iconic Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) which has an almost fairy tale quality to it. However, unlike the majority of his snowscapes done in France, this work was created in Norway, where he was visiting his step son Jacques Hoschede who was then residing in the northern country.
Few artists can rival French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) in exploring the changing color and light of the seasons, including winter. You might want to compare and contrast this work of art, done near Monet’s home at Giverny, with his painting inspired by the Norwegian countryside featured in today’s other blog. […]
SNOW, GLORIOUS, SNOW Welcome again to Art Circle! Winter is coming—actually it is almost here in the northern climates and arriving on Monday! Snow has often been a favorite subject of artists throughout art history, including: Japanese masters Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Hasui Kawase (1883-1957); French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926); Americans Childe Hassam […]
French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a master of color, particularly in his depiction of flowers like the magical display of chrysanthemums in a multi-colored vase.
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 […]
French Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) may not be as famous as his colleagues Monet and Renoir, but he also was in love with nature, recreating the luminous light and vibrant color of river scenes like the ones featured in this blog.
Reposted blog. RETURN OF FREDERIC BAZILLE FRIEND & COLLEAGUE OF MONET & RENOIR I can’t wait to get down to work at Meric; I intend to have the girl from Saint-Sauveur sit for me….. George Bazille, Letter to his parents, spring, 1868 French Impressionist Frederic Bazille (1841-1870), along with his […]