Painting of the Week: Edward Henry Potthast, Ocean BreezesSeptember 8, 2019
This week’s Painting of the Week is Ocean Breezes by Edward Henry Potthast. It’s a wonderfully vivid work, showing two girls and their mother caught up in the breeze at the beach. Standing in front of it, I...
Florence Griswold – “Patron Saint” of American ImpressionismAugust 28, 2019
Florence Griswold wasn’t an artist or even an art collector, but she was a key figure in American Impressionism. The New York Times even called her the movement’s “Patron Saint”. Florence Griswold (1850-1937) came from an upper-class but...
Claude Monet and Saint Lazare Train StationAugust 9, 2019
Between 1853 and 1870 Paris has been renovated and modernized by Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussmann. This prefect of the Seine Department of France was chosen by Emperor Napoleon III to carry out a massive urban...
It’s too Hot to Move – Paintings for the HeatwaveJuly 2, 2019
As the heatwave rolls across Europe, it is certainly becoming too hot to move. And when we’re not moving, nothing is more pleasant than to lie down. So, limit all your activity, lie down comfortably and take a...
Painting of the Week: Joaquín Sorolla, Capturing the MomentJune 30, 2019
The Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla spent most of his summers with his family in French Biarritz, 35 kilometres from the border with Spain. Sorolla was a master of capturing the moment – here, in the work entitled Capturing the Moment,...
Painting of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Sisters (On the Terrace)April 7, 2019
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 given to the painting by the artist himself, and the title On the Terrace (Sur la...
Painting of the Week: Mary Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue ArmchairMarch 10, 2019
Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she became friends with Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists as one of “les trois grandes dames”...
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