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Arts Everyday Living: Seeing Creatively, Cloudscapes from Constable to Monet

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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet—Discovering Little Known Works of His Art

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 […]

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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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