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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 →

Iconic Van Gogh Art

Van Gogh’s artworks were not acknowledged during his lifetime. In fact, throughout his entire career as an artist, he only sold ONE painting. He died penniless. He only gained acknowledgement as a painter after his death. Decades later, Van Gogh’s… Continue Reading →

Dieppe Beach & Seaside Town

Dieppe beach is known as the birthplace of seaside swimming in France. As soon as the train route from Paris to Dieppe was completed in 1848, Dieppe beach and the surrounding area became the fashionable place to visit by the… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Gauguin Paintings Inspire a Wonderful Novel

Paul Gaugin Paintings Inspire a Historical Fiction Novel – ” “The Moon and Sixpence” “ If you are a lover of and familiar with Paul Gauguin paintings, then the historical fiction novel  “The Moon and Sixpence” by  Somereset Maugham is… Continue Reading →

Paul Gauguin-Paintings & Legacy

Paul Gauguin – paintings and techniques are hailed by art historians as extremely influential to 20th century modern art. Together with Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin’s paintings pioneers post-Impressionism, a movement that emerges in the 1890s. What is Post-impressionism? Post-Impressionism was influcenced and… Continue Reading →

Van Gogh’s footsteps in Arles, France

Vincent Van Gogh lived in Arles, in Southern France from February, 1888 until May, 1889 . He was extremely prolific with his painting during his time in Arles. Vincent arrived in Arles on 20 February 1888. After spending two hectic… Continue Reading →

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