THE ART OF VALENTINE’S DAY—IN LOVE WITH LOVE! Ah l’amour!!! Here’s a special holiday Art Circle to celebrate the joy, the passion, and endurance of love, both visually and in writing. The featured artists constitute an international cast: Austrian Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); Frenchmen Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) and Rene-Xavier […]
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Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) often traveled outside his native France throughout his career, searching for new artistic subjects. However he was particularly attracted to the landscape of the Netherlands, capturing the brilliant multi-colors of the blooming tulip fields in spring.
French artist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) like his friend and colleague Claude Monet (1840-1926) often painted the popular sailing site of Argenteuil, full of boats floating along the shimmering Seine.
French artist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) may not be as well known as his fellow Impressionist colleagues Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, but his reputation has been growing in recent years with retrospective exhibitions and other displays in major art museums.
French Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) created a multitude of flower still lifes during his long career. However, Basket of Flowers is one of his most sumptuous bouquets, overflowing with a variety of fleurs, particularly rich in color.
Reposted blog from 2015. SEEING CREATIVELY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES Yesterday, I discovered this cloudscape at River Farms, my personal Giverny. Remembering favorite artists’ visions that always have inspired me: _____ Constable skies, a walk with Monet, sailing with Boudin, and ascending into the heavens with Russian master Kuindzhi. John Constable […]
The iconic paintings of French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) are celebrated throughout the world, from boating scenes along the Seine River, filled with sparkling sunlight to dramatic seascapes to enchanting waterlilies. However, some of his works are not as well known such as the apple trees above, rich with vibrant multi-colors or the petite young […]
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! […]
A painting is above all a product of the artist’s imagination. It must never be a copy. If, at a later stage, he wants to add two or three touches from nature, of course, it doesn’t spoil anything.* Edgar Degas French Impressionist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) not only created depictions of ballerinas in the studio […]
Reposted blog. DREAM RIVER AT GIVERNY THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES Touch us gently, Time! Let us glide down thy stream Gently,—-as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream. Bryan Walter Procter, Poems of Home American Impressionist John Leslie Breck (1860-1899) returned often to Giverny, the home and inspiration of Claude […]