Travelling in the Footsteps of the Impressionists


January 2019

Paris Museum of Modern Art – Amazing!

The Paris Museum of Modern Art (also called Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris or MAMVP) is a stunning art museum. This museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum is HUGE… Continue Reading →

Eva Gonzales & The Impressionism Art Movement

Eva Gonzalès (April 19, 1849—May 6, 1883) was a French  painter in the Impressionism art movement.  Gonzalès was born in Paris into a wealthy & educated family. Her father was a writer and her mother a musician. When she turned 16, Gonzales… Continue Reading →

Matisse Paintings in Le Cateau

In Paris and looking for a museum to view a great collection of Matisse’s Paintings? On a road trip and stopping in Le Cateau? Stop by the fantastic Musee Matisse Le-Cateau. You will not be disappointed! The Musee Matisse in… Continue Reading →

Musee Matisse in Nice

The Musee Matisse is a beautiful museum dedicated to the artworks of Henri Matisse who lived in Nice from 1917 to 1954. The museum traces the history and artistic development of Matisse. The exhibition includes his sketches, paper cut outs,… Continue Reading →

The Matisse Chapel in Vence

The Chapelle du Rosaire is often referred to as the Matisse Chapel. It is a small chapel built and decorated between 1949 and 1951 for Dominican nuns in the town of Vence on the French Riviera. The chapel was built… Continue Reading →

Henri Matisse – Paintings, Chapels & More

Henri Matisse’s paintings are iconic and recognisable anywhere. They are characterised by their bold, expressive, non-naturalistic color & loose brushwork and simplified forms.  Henri Matisse is widely regarded as the greatest colorist of the 20th century. He emerged as a Post-Impressionist, and… Continue Reading →

Other Post-Impressionism Painters

There are so many outstanding French artists who, although did not practice impressionism, were highly influenced by them. Many of the art movements and techniques that evolved from impressionism, fall under the broad term post-impressionism. What exactly is Post-Impressionism? Post-Impressionism… Continue Reading →

Paul Signac & Neoimpressionism

Paul Signac (November 11, 1863 – August 15, 1935) together with Seurat were the pioneers of neoimpressionism (pointillism). This was a new art movement that evolved from impressionism. Both Seurat and Signac were inspired by a scientific optical theory, that color… Continue Reading →

Georges Pierre Seurat

Georges Pierre Seurat is a wonderful French neo-impressionist most famous for creating Pointillism art (paintings created by thousands of dots!!! ) Childhood Georges Pierre Seurat was born in Paris, in 1859, and into a wealthy family. In 1870 the family… Continue Reading →

The Impressionists Move to the Seaside Villages

Au Revoir Paris!! Heading South to the Seaside Villages of Cote d’Azur & Rustic Provence In the 1870’s the Impressionists were centralized in the Parisian capital, discussing art in the cafes and nightclubs of Montmartre and planning their next exhibition…. Continue Reading →

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