Of all the Impressionists, Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) focused on the peasants of the French countryside, where he lived most of his career. In the work above, Pissarro creates a moving portrait of an elder gardener, almost tenderly holding the cabbage he has grown.
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Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) grew up by the sea, off the coast of Normandy in northern France. Although he spent most of his career living mainly by the Seine River, near Paris, he always returned to the ocean on his painting campaigns, particularly at Etretat, famed for its dramatic cliffs.
French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894), like his colleague and friend Claude Monet (1840-1926), lived along the Seine in the Argenteuil area, where he painted these two works. Besides being a remarkable artist, Caillebotte was also one of France’s leading yachtman.
AN IMPRESSIONIST FOR ALL SEASONS Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) is considered one of the leading artists of the Impressionist movement, along with his colleagues Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Degas, among others. Sisley’s works of art were dominated by landscapes, reflecting his love of the then often picturesque suburbs of Paris. His paintings […]
Tomorrow, February 25, French Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir would be 180! Young Spanish Woman with a Guitar is a later work of the artist, revealing the warm, rich colors and solid form of that period. Can you almost hear her playing?
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) […]
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. […]