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).
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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.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WITH LOVE FROM MARY CASSATT American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is the perfect artist to celebrate motherhood and the yearly celebration of Mother’s Day. Few painters can rival her portrayals of the maternal bond, particularly the love between mother and child. Yet, notice too the uniqueness of each work. […]
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 […]
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.