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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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 […]
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.
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 […]
French Impressionist icon Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a master portraitist, especially of women, often attired in colorful, fashionable hats.
French Impressionist icon Claude Monet is often associated with luminous renderings of the often calm and serene Seine River. However, he had a strong bond with the sea, expressing the dramatic multi-colors of the striking cliffs of the coast of Normandy, where he grew up.
French Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), like the rest of his colleagues, captured the often rich colors and radiant light of the changing seasons throughout the year.
French Impressionist master Edgar Degas (1834-1917) depicted his memorable ballerinas not only performing under the bright lights of the theater, but also backstage in private moments as seen above.
Poppies are forever! At least through the eyes of French master Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926), whether he was living in Argenteuil in the 1870s or Giverny a decade later.