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Mont Sainte-Victoire – Cezanne’s Muse

Mont Sainte Victoire – In the Footsteps of Paul Cezanne Paul Cezanne painted Mont Sainte Victoire again and again between the years 1882 and 1906. These paintings are considered as some of the best landscapes ever painted. Art historians and… Continue Reading →

Monet’s Beautiful Venice Landscapes

Claude Monet’s Venice Landscapes (October, 1908 – December, 1908) Claude Monet’s Venice landscapes are considered the most popular and best known of his artworks. In his wildest dreams, Monet would never have thought that these paintings would one day become… Continue Reading →

The Renoir Masterpiece & Maison Fournaise

Auguste Renoir Masterpiece – Luncheon of the Boating Party Even if you are indifferent to impressionism art, you will probably still be familiar with the very famous Renoir masterpiece: Luncheon of the Boating Party. This painting is practically the “Mona… Continue Reading →

Albert Marquet – The Forgotten Post Impressionist

Albert Marquet (1875-1947) is one of the forgotten French post-impressionism artists of the twentieth century. He chose to evolve on his own rather than to belong to any of the art movements. His paintings are beautiful, showing elements of both… Continue Reading →

Fontainebleau History & The Impressionism Trail

Royalty & Fontainebleau History Only 55 kms southeast of Paris is Fontainebleau. Napoleon named this area and it’s elegant Chateau “the house of the centuries; the true home of kings,”. He was certainly correct. The Chateau and it’s surroundings were… Continue Reading →

Vincent Van Gogh – Life in a Mental Asylum

Van Gogh – Life in Arles, Provence In February 1888, Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch painter, left the hectic Parisian capital for Provence. Coming from the cold and grey city, Van Gogh fell for the bright colors, sunshine and rugged… Continue Reading →

Famous Landscape Paintings of Ile de la Grande Jatte

Although Ile de la Grande Jatte is a tiny island, it inspired the great impressionism painters. Some of their most famous landscape paintings are located here! The most well-known painting of them all is Georges Seurat‘s pointillism painting, entitled: A Sunday… Continue Reading →

Stunning Art-Themed Sound & Light Shows in France

Carrieres de Lumieres in Provence & Atelier des Lumières in Paris Carrieres de Lumieres in Provence & Atelier des Lumières in Paris are the two venues for the stunning art-themed digital Sound & Light exhibitions.  Both venues use over 100 projectors… Continue Reading →

Barfleur Harbour Immortalized by Paul Signac

Barfleur Harbour Historically, Barfleur harbour was one of the most important ports in the Middle Ages. It was also the first port of Normandy. Later on however, this picturesque harbour and town attracted many painters, writers and artists. Paul Signac,… Continue Reading →

River Seine Paintings by the Impressionists

The River Seine Paintings – Capturing French life on the river in the 19th century The vast amount of river Seine paintings indicates that the impressionists never tired of capturing it’s flow and colors. Claude Monet, Pierre Bonnard and Berthe… Continue Reading →

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