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Arts Everyday Living: Along the Timeless Seine–Views of an Impressionist & an Adopted Parisian

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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Paris at Night–From Cafe Corners to the Seine in Moonlight

      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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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a French Impressionist--In the Heart of Paris

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a French Impressionist–In the Heart of 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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Shopping with the Impressionists—Renoir’s Portrait of a Teenage Shopper

  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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Toulouse-Lautrec: Women of the Belle Epoque Up Close

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 […]

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