I love the night passionately. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime. Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Night came on, the lamps were lighted, the tables near him found occupants, and Paris […]
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WORLD OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS—A WOMAN WITH A PARASOL Take a stroll with the Impressionists and their visions of women: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919); John Singer Sargent (1856-1925);* and Claude Monet (1840-1926). Her little Parasol to lift And once to let it down Her whole Responsibility— To imitate be Mine.** Emily Dickinson […]
Seeing the world through an artist’s eyes expands and enhances our experience of daily life. What do you think of the difference between the interpretations of sailboats by French master Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American early Modernist Charles Demuth (1883-1935)? Decades separate these works of art, Monet’s Sailboats at Argenteuil representing the Impressionist style, […]
Japanese artist Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924) was influenced by both the artistic traditions of his native country as well as Western styles such as Impressionism. His interpretation of lilies is unique, representing the elegant flowers in a natural setting rather than displayed in the more standard vase.
Whether it’s spring or summer, gardens invite us into their realm of blossoming flowers and verdant trees. I could find little information on Polish artist Stanislaw Kamocki (1875-1944) but his painting above is overflowing with the bounty of nature. German Impressionist Max Liebermann (1847-1935) was honored in his native country for his creative contributions, […]
SPRING, A REBIRTH THROUGH ART Spring is finally here in the Northern Hemisphere! To celebrate its arrival, here’s a mini-gallery of spring themes, created by a variety of artists such as French Impressionists Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) plus their American counterparts Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Willard Metcalf (1858-1925), John Leslie Breck […]
French artist and model Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) learned the foundations of art from Impressionist masters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, obvious in her buoyant interpretation of blooming tulips.
During the 19th century, women artists were making great advances, growing in number and influence. Both French Impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) and German-born Swiss painter Louise Catherine Breslau (1856-1927) often created domestic scenes including these portrayals of each one’s mother and sister. What do you think of the differences in style? And the […]
Finese Women engaged in domestic activities such as embroidery and knitting is a theme that has been popular in art. Do you have a favorite among these interpretations by Austrian Franz Xaver Simm (1853-1918), Swede Anders Zorn (1860-1920), and French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). Patience Concentration
Are you tired of winter already? Yet, the lake view above by Danish painter Johan Thomas Lundbye (1818-1848) is almost inviting, on a bright sunny day. Can you even imagine yourself sitting on the wooden bench? Or perhaps the empty chair next to Marie Kroyer, the artist wife of Danish master Peder Severin Kroyer […]