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Claude Monet Landscapes of Bougival

The Alluring Village that Inspired Many Famous Monet Landscapes Located only 17 kms west of Paris, Bougival is located in the Drionne valley between the hills of Louveciennes and Jonchère. Art historians call this village one of “the Cradles of Impressionism” as many… Continue Reading →

Monet’s Impressionism Painting in London

Claude Monet painted over 100 impressionism paintings of London! Although his first trip to London was as a refugee, he developed a life long infatuation with this city. After that first visit, he vowed to return. It took him 30… Continue Reading →

The Netherlands & Monet’s Famous Paintings

Some of Claude Monet’s famous paintings are actually of the Netherlands. Between the years 1870 and 1880, Monet made several trips to this beautiful country.  It seems that the Netherlands provided the French impressionist with plenty of inspiration. Monet painted… Continue Reading →

Maximilien Luce – The Neo- Impressionism Anarchist

Maximilien Luce  (1858 – 1941)  was a prolific French neo-impressionism painter, lithographer and draftsman. In the beginning, Luce paints in the impressionism style. However later he adopts the divisionism style (pointillism), inspired by the avant-garde Neo-Impressionism painters Signac, Seurat and Pissarro…. Continue Reading →

The Post-Impressionism Trail in Ceret, France

Ceret, France is a lovely medieval city located just a stepping stone away from the Spanish region of Catalonia. It is set in the beautiful foothills of the Eastern Pyrenees and is only an hour from the Mediterranean Sea. The… Continue Reading →

Amedeo Modigliani Paintings, Illness & Addiction

Today art critcs say that Amedeo Modigliani paintings are the greatest expressionist portraits of the 20th century. His beautiful signature style depicts single-figures with long necks, elongated and oval faces, almond-shaped eyes and small, pursed lips. Modigliani’s Early Years The… Continue Reading →

Albert Lebourg – French Landscape Impressionist

Albert Lebourg – (Born: Montfort-sur-Risle 1849 – Died: Rouen 1928) Albert Lebourg is an impressive Impressionism and Post-Impressionism landscape artist. During his life time, he painted nearly 3000 magnificent landscapes. Biography Albert Lebourg was born on February 1, 1849 in… Continue Reading →

Chagall’s Tapestries in the Knesset, Israel

Knesset: Israel Parliament & Marc Chagall The Israeli Knesset is located in Jerusalem and is the home of the Israeli government. However less known and also one of Jerusalem’s best kept secrets, are the incredible Marc Chagall tapestries and mosaics… Continue Reading →

Ukiyo-e Art & it’s Influence on Impressionism

Ukiyo-e – Japanese Woodblock Art Prints The Japanese art movement called ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” created an important link between the Western and Eastern art world. Ukiyo-e art is also the name for Japanese woodblock prints or… Continue Reading →

The United Nation’s Peace Window

In 1964, Marc Chagall presented the magnificent stained-glass memorial called the “Peace Window” to the United Nations in New York. At the unveiling ceremony, Chagall urged the audience “not to see the window but to feel it. I should like… Continue Reading →

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