Venice has always been a magical city for artists. Both French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) utilized color in particular to recreate its monumental buildings and multiple bridges. For instance, Prendergast’s Ponte della Paglia vibrates with rich patterns of stain glass-like tones while Renoir’s Venice (Doge’s Palace) is defined by the luminous light […]
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Reposted blog. This blog is the second installment of Vincent van Gogh’s celebration of spring in Arles in the South of France. A virtual exhibition that will enhance and enrich your life during this period of social isolation. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPRING IN ART: THE FLOWERING ORCHARDS VIRTUAL EXHIBITION, PART II […]
Time for another Art Circle blog, featuring the theme of seascapes, a refreshing escape from the heat of summer experienced by so many of us now. So enjoy the multiple moods of the ocean, through the eyes of a variety of visionary artists such as Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Vincent van Gogh, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, […]
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) often created paintings of vases overflowing with unforgettable roses and other flowers as seen above. However, while below German Expressionist August Macke (1887-1914) focuses on just two geraniums defined with striking red colors.
Would you like to join our ART CIRCLE virtually via this blog? Usually I lead a participatory art series in the local community and one of our most popular sessions focuses on landscapes created by a variety of artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, John Constable, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh. We explore their often panoramic […]
Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) lived in Paris from 1886-1888. During this period, his vision of art was changed dramatically by the style of the Impressionists, particularly their use of color and light, evident in Van Gogh’s series of paintings set in the suburb of Asnieres, on the border of Paris.
Reposted blog on theme of cottages and houses in art. Ah, to paint figures like Monet paints landscapes. That’s what remains to be done despite everything, and before, of necessity, one sees only Monet among the Impressionists.* Vincent van Gogh, letter to brother Theo The excerpt above is from a letter […]
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 […]
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.
This blog is reposted from before. MONET & THE SEINE: DISCOVERING PARADISE, PART I A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION Sometimes an artist discovers that special place that becomes a vital source of his or her vision. For Van Gogh, it was Arles, Gauguin, Tahiti, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ghost Ranch and Monet, Giverny. But Monet (1840-1926) also […]