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Travel Provence in the Footsteps of the Impressionists

Travel Provence & Soak in the Rich Artistic Past When travelling around Provence you will see lush colourful landscapes and centuries-old villages scattered all over. Provence is an incredibly picturesque region of France. Not surprising that the region served as a… 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

The Impressionists’ 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… Continue Reading →

The Incredible Carrieres de Lumieres – Provence

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 →

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 →

Vincent and Theo – Heiligman Biography

Vincent and Theo – A Wonderful Biography of the Van Gogh Brothers The author of Vincent and Theo, Deborah Heiligman, writes an engaging biography about the famous Van Gogh brothers. In her book, she details beautifully the brothers’ lives during… Continue Reading →

Iconic Van Gogh Art

The Sad Story Behind Vincent Van Gogh – Art, Failure & Mental Illness Van Gogh’s art was not acknowledged during his lifetime. In fact, throughout his entire career as an artist, he only sold ONE painting. He died penniless. He… Continue Reading →

Scenic French Landscapes & Medieval Towns near Paris

Visit the French Landscapes Painted by the Impressionism Painters & Only a Short Train Ride from Paris Although Paris was the happening place to be in the 19th century, many of the impressionists eventually left the hectic captial. Some left… Continue Reading →

Georges Pierre Seurat

The Incredible Neo-Impressionism Painter Georges Pierre Seurat Georges Pierre Seurat is a wonderful French neo-impressionist most famous for creating Pointillism art (paintings created by thousands of dots!!! ) Childhood Georges Pierre Seurat was born in Paris, in 1859, and into… 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 →

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