It’s JOAQUIN SOROLLA DAY. I’m reposting this blog. IN MONET’S FOOTSTEPS SOROLLA—SPAIN’S FOREMOST IMPRESSIONIST I hate darkness. Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have enough light in it. I agree with him. We painters, however, can never reproduce sunlight as it really is. I can only approach the […]
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In celebration of Vincent van Gogh’s 166th birthday, I am republishing a blog of 5 years ago. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPRING IN ART: THE FLOWERING ORCHARDS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION Between late March and early May of 1888, Vincent van Gogh created some 15 paintings (with 8 in existence today) of apricot, peach, pear, […]
Australian Impressionist John Peter Russell (1858-1930) was a friend and colleague of artistic icons Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, spending most of his career in France where he created the work above.
For members of the CIRCLES OF ART class. I’m repeating a blog that was originally published in June, 2014. I’ll be presenting several of these paintings tomorrow when we share our favorite landscape artists! MONET & THE SEINE: DISCOVERING PARADISE A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION Sometimes an artist discovers that special place that becomes a vital […]
Two interpretations of the winter season by Impressionists French artist Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American painter Childe Hassam (1859-1935).
Impressionist super-star Claude Monet (1840-1926) is internationally renowned for his landscapes; however, he also created a number of paintings of fruit, including the luscious fruit above.
THE LAST ROSES OF SUMMER THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose Gertrude Stein, Sacred Emily Frans Mortelmans (1865-1936) was a Belgian Impressionist. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was not only a significant American writer but also a major collector of modern art. The above image is used solely for […]
BE CERTAIN to click on the painting to ENLARGE it. WHAT IS ART? THE SIMPLEST THINGS IN THE WORLD For very often I put myself in my pictures, and I am aware of what exists behind me. I express the space and the objects in it as naturally as though I had only […]
THE FORGOTTEN IMPRESSIONISTS THE RETURN OF CAILLEBOTTE I give to the state (of France) the pictures I own; only as I want this gift to be accepted, and accepted in such a way that the pictures go neither into an attic nor to a provincial museum but right to the Luxembourg and later to […]
BE CERTAIN to click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. THE HEALING POWER OF ART: SARAH’S JOURNEY To complete the theme of the healing power of art, here’s an excerpt from the book Beyond the Tunnel: the Arts and Aging in America presently available on amazon. Discover with Sarah, a nursing home resident, how […]