Last Days of Summer in ArtSeptember 21, 2019
The end of summer is approaching and these last days of sunshine create a kind of melancholy feeling. You probably like to look back on the past few weeks. The summer is a period in which we may...
Matilda Browne, a Forgotten Female ImpressionistSeptember 14, 2019
Matilda Browne (1869-1947) was a successful artist in the early 20th century, but unfortunately, few people know her name or her art today. Matilda Browne showed promising artistic talent early in her life. Growing up in Newark, New...
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,...
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