Born in Barcelona, Spanish artist Santiago Rusinol (1861-1931) was a friend and colleague of Ramon Casas (1866-1932). Like Casas, Rusinol was inspired by Paris, expressed in this poetic tribute to twilight on the Seine.
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Spanish artist Ramon Casas (1866-1932) divided his time between his native Barcelona and Paris, then the center of the art world. Plein Air is set in the Montmartre section of the City of Light; its central figure, a stylish young woman, seems less interested in us, than the gentleman within her sights.
Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was born to British parents but spent most of his life in France. American Julius Le Blanc Stewart (1855-1919) was known as the “Parisian from Philadelphia” and like Sisley, made France the center of his art world. Both of them created riverscapes along the Seine, so calming and detached from the […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]
Henriette Henriot was only 17 when French Impressionist Renoir (1841-1919) immortalized her in his vision of La Parisienne, a symbol of the chic French woman circa 1874. She’s definitely ready for the next shopping adventure in her smart, strikingly colored ensemble including the chapeau and tight fitting gloves. Soon teenage Henriette will be navigating […]
Polish artist Ludwik de Laveaux (1868-1894) was drawn to Paris, then the center of avant garde art, as a young artist. Place de L’Opera in Paris is one of the works he created, only a year or so before his death at the age of 25. Reposted blog.
RANDOM IMPRESSIONS WITH CASSATT A BOX AT THE PARIS THEATER Mary Cassatt is remembered best for her unforgettable depictions of maternal love, but she also was inspired by the audience at the Parisian theater. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Reposted blog. TOULOUSE-LAUTREC WOMEN OF THE BELLE EPOQUE CLOSE-UP Only the figure exists. Landscape merely is, and must not be anything more than an addition….* Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Women dominate the French master Touloouse-Lautrec’s artistic vision, from his countess mother to Jane Avril and La Goulue of the Moulin Rouge to the occupants of a […]