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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French master Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) had a long and fruitful career, starting in the last half of the 19th century during the height of the Impressionist movement to the post-War World II period. He often depicted the interior of his own home using rich and varied colors as seen above, in which he included […]
Reposted blog. THROUGH THE EYES OF GAUGUIN THE ART OF HUMILITY Humility is perfect quietness of the heart…. Andrew Murray Before French Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) traveled to Tahiti, the locale most associated with his work, the artist spent several years in Brittany, the inspiration for the painting above. Andrew Murray (1828-1917) […]
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 […]
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 […]
French artist Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) often created interiors and still lifes, filled with rich colors and complex patterns.
When Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was living in Paris with his brother Theo, he created several vases of flowers, distinguished by vibrant colors and expressive brushwork. The location of one of these Parisian floral arrangements shown above is unknown: it is said to be currently missing from the Mahmoud-Khalil Museum in Cairo. […]
French master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is famous for his colorful and exotic interpretations of Tahiti. Landscape with Peacocks above was created during Gaugin’s first stay on the tropical island as well as possibly his self-portrait below.
Would you consider Vincent van Gogh’s pair of shoes which he painted in 1887, a self-portrait? Do they reveal Vincent’s personality? His character?
I’m still away. French iconic artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) traveled to Tahiti, searching for the ideal society where he could express his dream-like visions.