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Beyond Montmartre France – Toulouse-Lautrec’s Past

Beyond Montmartre France – Toulouse Lautrec’s Beginnings – Albi Toulouse-Lautrec’s Famous Association with Montmartre 19th century Montmartre was the home of the post-impressionism painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for most of his adult years. He loved this neighborhood. Toulouse-Lautrec was deformed and a very lonely… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Art Historical Fiction Novels about Suzanne Valadon

Two Art Historical Fiction Novels about the Post Impressionist 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… Continue Reading →

Van Gogh Amsterdam Museum is Amazing!

Tips for Visiting the Van Gogh Amsterdam Museum The Van Gogh Amsterdam museum is Awesome! The Van Gogh Amsterdam Museum is one of my favorite art museums in the world. It offers a stunning collection of so many of Vincent… Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Novel – The Moulin Rouge by Pierre La Mure

Pierre La Mure’s Novel About Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Pierre la Mure writes a wonderful novel called “Moulin Rouge”. The book ignites the imagination and romantic hunger of art-lovers seeking to be part of 19th century Paris. This period in… Continue Reading →

Toulouse Lautrec Biography – The Sad Life of an Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Biography Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s biography is a sad one. Although he is famous and loved today for his paintings and posters, during his life he lived as an outcast and was an unhappy man. Toulouse – Lautrec… Continue Reading →

Montmartre Travel & the Impressionism Trail

Montmartre Travel – In the Footsteps of the Impressionists A trip to Paris is incomplete without a visit to the bohemian district of Montmartre. It was and still is a magnet for artists, writers, painters, musicians, sculptors and intellectuals from… 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 →

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 →

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