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Montmartre History & the Impressionism Painters

Montmartre History – Its Artistic Past Montmartre was the place to be for any budding artist in the 19th century. Painters, dancers, writers, actors and musicians flocked to Montmartre from near & afar to make their mark in the art… 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 →

Fontainebleau History & The Impressionism Trail

Fontainebleau History & It’s Importance to the Impressionism Art Movement 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,”…. Continue Reading →

Monet Landscapes of Bougival, France

Monet Landscapes of The Alluring Village Bougival Bougival is a lovely village that inspired many Claude Monet landscapes. The village is located only 17 kms west of Paris. It is situated in the Drionne valley between the hills of Louveciennes and Jonchère. Art… Continue Reading →

Varengeville, France & the Impressionism Trail

The Impressionists’ Footsteps in Varengeville, France Nestled in the gorgeous Alabaster coast of Normandy is a small village called Varengeville-sur-Mer. So small it could be missed!… But it wasn’t overlooked by some notable impressionism painters! The Impressionists were a tight… Continue Reading →

Gustave Caillebotte Paintings

The forgotten Caillebotte paintings Gustave Caillebotte paintings were dismissed for decades by art historians, despite the fact that he was a significant member of the 19th century Parisian Impressionism art movement. Why? Keep reading….. Gustave Caillebotte was smart Caillebotte was… Continue Reading →

Travel – French Riviera & the Post-Impressionist Trail

One cannot travel the French Riviera and not visit the small, picture-perfect historical town of Saint Paul de Vence. This small town has a rich artistic past, and even today continues to attract the artists. When visiting, follow the trail… Continue Reading →

Edouard Manet – Paintings & Women

Edouard Manet was born in January 23, 1832 into a wealthy Parisian family. His father, a high ranking judge, wanted Edouard to study law and follow in his footsteps. But Edouard refused to choose a respectable career. He wanted to… Continue Reading →

Dieppe Beach & Seaside Town

Dieppe Beach – Birthplace of Seaside Swimming & Loved by the Painters 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… Continue Reading →

Art Historical Fiction Novels about Suzanne Valadon

Below are recommendations of two art historical fiction novels that focus on the unconventional life of the painter Suzanne Valadon. Suzanne Valadon’s determination to succeed as an artist in her own right, as a woman and without any access to… Continue Reading →

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