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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 →

Other French Artists & Impressionism

There are so many noteworthy French artists who aligned themselves and even actively belonged to the impressionism art movement of the 19th Century. In those times, the art world did not accept the techniques and colors of the impressionists. Many… Continue Reading →

A Homage to Camille Pissarro paintings in Pontoise

Many of the Camille Pissarro paintings are of landscapes surrounding the town of Pontoise. Pissarro left the busy life of Paris for the more tranquil and rural setting of Pontoise between the years 1872 and 1884. It wasn’t too far… Continue Reading →

Biography of the Impressionists set in Belle Epoque Paris

The biography: The Private Lives of the Impressionists By Sue Roe This book is a stunning biography of many of the artists in the impressionism art movement. Roe provides a fascinating account of the lives of the Impressionists within the… Continue Reading →

Montmartre, Marmottan museum & so much more

A trip to Paris is incomplete without a visit to the bohemian district of Montmartre. This neighborhood was and still is a magnet for artists, writers, painters, musicians, sculptors and intellectuals from all over France and around the world. Montmartre… Continue Reading →

Travelling in Paris – Visit the Wondeful Petit Palais

When travelling in Paris, I highly recommend that you visit the lesser known museum – Petit Palais. This museum is an architectural beauty dating back to 1900, situated on the avenue des Champs-Elysées. The impressive building was built for the… Continue Reading →

Historical Fiction book – I Always Loved You

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira is a historical fiction book about the relationship between Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. The book immerses you into the world of the impressionists in Belle Epoque Paris in the 19th Century. Mary Cassatt,… Continue Reading →

Mary Cassatt-Paintings Noticed by Degas

Mary Cassatt Paintings – Caught the Impressionists Attention! Mary Cassatt paintings were highly regarded during her lifetime. She is considered as one of the greatest American female painters. Cassatt lived in Paris for more than sixty years. She was the… Continue Reading →

The One & Only Musee D’Orsay !

When in Paris you MUST go to Musee D’Orsay!  You cannot call Musée d’Orsay (Orsay Museum Paris) a hidden gem. In fact, it is listed as the number ONE place to go on Tripadvisor when travelling in Paris. And yes,… Continue Reading →

France – Normandie and the Impressionists

Do you love the Impressionists? Are you visiting France? – Normandie is where it all happened!! One cannot separate the history of Impressionism and Normandie in France. It was here in Normandie, where it all began. The beautiful north-western part… Continue Reading →

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