French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is the supreme artist of the ballet, creating countless works of dancers performing on the stage, symbols of beauty and graces. However, the work of art above offers us a rather unusual view of the curtain, actually descending on the ballerinas. What you think of this interpretation of the world of […]
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French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was fascinated by the movement of horses, particularly the various stages of the races. In this case, the artist depicts the tense moments before the upcoming competition, when the jockeys are trying to control their anxious and restless mounts.
French artist Robert Antoine Pinchon (1886-1943) was greatly influenced by the Impressionists, portraying landscapes and gardens with the multi-colored palette he inherited from the older generation of Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro.
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) decided to make umbrellas the theme of the work of art above, set among a Parisian crowd in the rain–a lively group of all ages. Do any of the figures particularly attract your eye? American John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) focuses on just two subjects, artists Wilfrid de Glehn (1870-1951) […]
AROUND PARIS Take another tour of Paris through the eyes of an international cast of artists, from Frenchman Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925), Spaniard Ramon Casas (1866-1932) and American Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942).
THROUGH THE EYES OF A FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST IN THE HEART OF PARIS French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) was a born Parisian, spending his entire life within its environment, especially drawn to its streets and boulevards. London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation. G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) You’re no true Parisian, you […]
French impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) is identified with waterlilies, building his own floral paradise at his home in Giverny, today a major tourist destination. He created some 250 interpretations like Waterlilies, Reflections of Tall Grass above, ranging in scope, from standard sized canvases to the huge murals at Musee de l’Orangerie in Paris. Fellow […]
French master Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) was an influential member of the Impressionists, creating a variety of subjects, including this delicately rendered floral still life of colorful lilacs and peonies.
French artists Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was often considered the guiding spirit of the Impressionist group that included Monet, Renoir, and Degas, among others. He was the only member who participated in all 8 of their exhibitions (1874-1886), demonstrating his support of their innovative style. The two works presented in this blog were […]
Frenchman Henri Gervex (1852-1929), American Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), and Swiss Jeanne-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) all understood how pastel could be utilized to attain intensity of color, naturalistic form, and a luminous lighting. Gervex often captured Parisian nightlife while Cassatt and Liotard were brilliant portraitists.