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Arts Everyday Living: Summer Walks in Impressionist Gardens–Escaping Social Distancing

Here’s another mini-gallery of paintings of a favorite theme for our Art Circle.  For gardens have inspired numerous artists especially Impressionists, whether from France such as Renoir and Monet or the United States such as Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase  and John Singer Sargent.  So enjoy an extended walk through these visionary works of summer! […]

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Arts Everyday Living: In Love with the Art of Renoir—Portrait of a Friend’s Daughter

French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) cultivated wealthy patrons who commissioned portraits of their families.  However, banker and diplomat Paul Berard, whose daughter Lucie is depicted above, was also Renoir’s friend.  Berard often invited Renoir to spend time at his estate, where the artist had the opportunity to  paint Berard’s four children.

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Arts Everyday Living: In Love with the Art of Renoir—Portrait of the Berard Children at the Castle

The 18th century Castle of Wargemont was rebuilt in the 19th century.  From 1855, it belonged to the Berard family, who patronized the artist Renoir. Patrimoines De France website Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) often visited client and friend Paul Berard at his chateau of Wargemont in Normandy, creating several portraits of his children. See: More […]

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