Travelling in the Footsteps of the Impressionists

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Wonderful Art Museums in France for Impressionism Art

Articles and posts about wonderful art museums in France for viewing the artworks of the French 19th century impressionism artists such as:

  • Claude Monet
  • Edouard Manet
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Edgar Degas
  • Camille Pissarro
  • Eva Gonzales and many others

Art Museums in France with Wonderful Collections of the French Post Impressionists

Also art museums in France with rich collections of artworks of the post-impressionism painters. These also include artworks from all the post impressionism art movements. These include:

  • Neo-impressionism – an art movement inspired by Paul Signac and Georges Seurat that applies an optical theory. This theory states that rather than mix colors together, you can place small dots or brushes of color side by side. The mixing of colors takes place from a suitable distance, in the viewer’s eye, as an “optical mixture”
  • Synthetism and Symbolism- was an art movement created by Paul Gauguin, Émile Bernard and other artists in Pont-Aven during 1886-1890. Their philosophy was that an artwork should incorporate the artist’s impressions and memories.  This was a reaction against rationalism & materialism in the Western European culture. The idea was that art could portray the expression of an idea and feelings rather than a realistic description of the natural world.
  • Fauvism – was the art movement created by the Fauves (French for “the wild beasts”). These were a group early 20th-century modern artists whose used bold and strong colors, rather than the realistic tones used by Impressionists. Some Fauvism artists include Henri Matisse, Maurice de Vlaminck, Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy and others.
  • Cubism – Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque founded the cubism art movement. They used geometric shapes to portray humans and other subjects in their artworks. Over time, their use of geometric shapes became so prominent that often the viewer could hardly discern the represented form. Cubism paved the groundwork to abstract art.

Prominent artists in the post-impressionism art movement include:

  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
  • Paul Signac
  • Georges Seurat
  • Paul Cezanne
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Camille Pissarro

The large majority of impressionism and post-impressionism art museums in France are located in three regions where most of the artists lived and loved to paint. These regions are:

  1. Paris – the epicenter of the art world in the 19th and 20th centuries
  2. Normandy (the birthplace of impressionism); and
  3. Southern France (the French Riviera and Provence)

The Famous Impressionists & their Homes

The Famous Impressionists & Their Homes in France Scattered throughout France are quite a few houses that belonged to the famous impressionists. It’s pretty amazing visiting these homes as they give you a more intimate glimpse into their lives. The homes… Continue Reading →

Must See in Normandy: The World Class Art Museums

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Normandy & the French Impressionists No other place is so intrinsically associated to the Impressionism art movement than the Normandy region of France. Many of the Impressionism painters, including Monet, Pissarro, Manet, Boudin and Morisot, flocked to the Normandy countryside… Continue Reading →

Pablo Picasso’s Love of the French Riviera Towns

Travelling through the French Riviera Towns in the Footsteps of Picasso Like so many other artists, Pablo Picasso fell under the spell of the French Riviera towns of Southern France. The sparkling blue Mediterranean seas, the sunny weather and bright… Continue Reading →

Paris Art Museums Displaying the Impressionists

Why Paris Art Museums showcase the BEST Impressionism artworks in the world! Paris now Celebrates it’s Rich Impressionism Past Paris is the city where the impressionism movement emerged. Today the French capital houses the world’s finest collections of their beautiful… Continue Reading →

Jacqueline Roque & The New Picasso Museum in Aix

September 2020 Update: No Jacqueline Roque – Picasso Museum in Aix for Now The establishment of the Picasso Museum in Aix-en-Provence is not happening at the moment. The opening date for the museum was originally scheduled for 2021. However the… Continue Reading →

The Summer House of Renoir in Essoyes

Essoyes, Champagne & the Summer House of Renoir In June 2017, the summer House of Renoir in Essoyes, opened its doors to the public. The house, now completely renovated, aims to give the the visitor a glimpse into the rural… Continue Reading →

The Maurice Denis Museum – A Hidden Gem

The Beautiful Maurice Denis Museum From a decrepit hospital into the beautiful home of Maurice Denis & now a national treasure The Maurice Denis museum, known as Musée départemental Maurice Denis, opened its doors to the public as a museum… Continue Reading →

Paris Surroundings – Follow the Art in Yerres

Paris Surroundings – A Day Trip to Yerres in the Footsteps of Gustave Caillebotte Just half an hour from the city center of Paris is the commune Yerres. In Yerres, you can visit the beautiful neoclassical mansion and beautiful gardens… Continue Reading →

Albi Travel in the Footsteps of Toulouse-Lautrec

Albi Travel in the Footsteps of the Post-Impressionist Toulouse Lautrec Toulouse-Lautrec’s Famous Association with Montmartre 19th century Montmartre was the home of the post-impressionism painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for most of his adult years. He loved this neighborhood. Toulouse-Lautrec was deformed and was a… Continue Reading →

3 Days in Provence in the Footsteps of the Artists

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3 Days in Provence & Soak up the Rich Artistic Past Below is a 3 day itinerary for Provence in the footsteps of the French post-impressionism painters, Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh. When travelling around Provence you will see… Continue Reading →

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