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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Reposting of a previous blog. SPRINGTIME IN PARIS AWAKENINGS ALONG THE SEINE A Light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period When March is scarcely here. Emily Dickinson, A Light Exists in Spring Both American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) were from New England. In […]
French artist Norbert Goeneutte (1854-1894) was a contemporary of the French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists like Van Gogh, near whom he is buried in Auvers, where both died while under the care of the same doctor Dr. Gachet.
I’ll be on vacation for the next week. Enjoy this portrayal of a Parisian by Finnish artist Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905).
(Note: originally published on 9/28/2012.) For my Live and Learn class. Her name was Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938): laundress, horse back rider, trapeze performer, model, and artist—-and by the way, the mother of renowned painter Maurice Utrillo. Maria as she was called then, met Laturec when she was only 18, probably around the time she posed for his […]
Here’s another painting by French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) that I couldn’t resist. Quite a contrast to the recent blog of January 24 that featured one of his summer landscapes.
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.
Artistic icon Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is famed for his depictions of the dancers and entertainers of the Moulin Rouge. However, he was also an insightful portraitist, especially of women, from all classes and backgrounds.
French Impressionist Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) spent most of his career living and working in the French countryside. However, he spent his last years residing in Paris, creating many scenes of the city during the four seasons.
Fashion is timeless. Here’s a blog that I wrote in June, 2013 in connection with a special exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Impressionists and the art of fashion. Fashion is absolutely necessary for a painter. It’s what matters the most. Edouard Manet, 1881* Illustrated journals and magazines advertising the newest […]