Impressionism

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Sisters (On the Terrace)

Today we present to you this beautiful painting by Renoir. It is known under two titles - the title Two Sisters (in French: Les Deux Sœurs) was...

Zuzanna Stańska 7 April 2019

Impressionism

Wilhelm Hansen’s Impressionist Collection that Denmark Refused to Buy

On the 14th September 1918, Wilhelm Hansen founded one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in Europe in his summer house not far from...

Magda Michalska 8 December 2018

Impressionism

Monet’s Bordighera Paintings – A Backgroud Story For A Love Affair

Italy had a major movie moment when it was chosen as the scenery for Call Me By Your Name. But Elio and Oliver were not the first ones to go through...

Helena Pereira 21 July 2018

Artist Stories

When Art Hurts: The Story Of The French Painter Auguste Renoir

Today we present the story of the French painter Auguste Renoir and we also wish him a happy birthday! His paintings are renowned for their light,...

Rute Ferreira 25 February 2018

Impressionism

The Story Of The Art Dealer Durand-Ruel, The Man Behind Impressionism

The story is known: at the end of the 19th century a group of young French artists dissatisfied with academic rules began to develop a new type of...

Rute Ferreira 16 February 2018

Impressionism

What Edouard Manet and Saint Francis have in common?

Edouard Manet once remarked: “I should like to be the Saint Francis of still life”. While the comparisons between Manet and Saint Francis may...

Marta Loza 24 January 2018

Artist Stories

Brief Story of Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny

Famous Impressionist artist Claude Monet's garden in Giverny has been one of the must-see sights for every art lover visiting France. It is a...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 2 December 2017

Artist Stories

Montmartre – The Home to Many Inspirations

Montmartre - the home to many inspirations was and still is the most artistic district of Paris. It is also known as the “heart of the city” and...

Pola Otterstein 12 October 2017

Impressionism

Auguste Renoir – Two Young Girls at the Piano

In late 1891 or early 1892 Renoir was invited by the French government to execute a painting for a new museum in Paris, the Musée du Luxembourg,...

Zuzanna Stańska 8 October 2017

Impressionism

The Best Landscape Paintings to Greet Autumn

Now that summer is officially over, looking through the window in many places is all about rain and clouds. To inspire us with the more beautiful...

Pola Otterstein 28 September 2017

Impressionism

Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge

Claude Monet in 1924 wrote: "It took me a long time to understand my water lilies…. I grew them without thinking of painting them…. And then, all...

Zuzanna Stańska 17 September 2017

Impressionism

Cézanne’s Postimpressionist Portraits At The Musée d’Orsay

Paul Cézanne was a French artist widely acknowledged for bridging the late years of Impressionism and the early years of Postimpressionism.

Pola Otterstein 12 September 2017