French artist Henry Moret (1856-1913) is considered an Impressionist, recreating the beauty of nature with the colorful approach of Monet and Renoir, among others. A favorite locale was Brittany where he befriended and worked with Paul Gauguin.
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Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) is considered one of the pioneers of modern art—his art defined as abstract, often without a recognizable subject. However in By the Sea, an early work, viewers can still discern the sea, the beach, and sky, depicted in broad areas of color and form. You might want to compare the more […]
I’m reposting this blog. Sorolla is gaining in popularity; I’m discovering more people are familiar with his name and works of art. Want to take a mini-vacation this week—at least through an artist’s eyes? I’ve been inspired to embark on my visual getaway by the discovery of the works of Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), a […]
I’m reposting a blog from six years ago, while I’m away. And remember to click on the work of art to enlarge it. YOU LEFT ME by Emily Dickinson You left me – Sire – two Legacies – A Legacy of Love A Heavenly Father would suffice Had the offer of – […]
This blog was published on October 17, 2012. I’m posting it again for my class tomorrow. Monet was raised in the Normandy region of France where he developed a life long passion for the sea, recreating its power and drama from the initial days of his career. However, in the beginning of the 1880s, […]
We are restarting our blog with Time for a Bath, Valencia by Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923), celebrating the last holiday weekend of the summer.
DOWN TO THE SEA WITH RENOIR INTO THE WAVES There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables The birthdays of two giants of French arts […]
SAILING WITH RENOIR LOST IN THE SUNSET, BEYOND THE SHORE One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the distant shore. Andre Gide Impressionist great Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) did not confine his creative output to portraits of women and children that are so beloved by […]
BE CERTAIN to click on the painting to ENLARGE it. WHAT IS ART? THE SIMPLEST THINGS IN THE WORLD For very often I put myself in my pictures, and I am aware of what exists behind me. I express the space and the objects in it as naturally as though I had only […]