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The Summer House of Renoir in Essoyes

Essoyes, Champagne & the Summer House of Renoir In June 2017, the summer House of Renoir in Essoyes, opened its doors to the public. The house, now completely renovated, aims to give the the visitor a glimpse into the rural… Continue Reading →

Paris Surroundings – Follow the Art in Yerres

Paris Surroundings – A Day Trip to Yerres in the Footsteps of Gustave Caillebotte Just half an hour from the city center of Paris is the commune Yerres. In Yerres, you can visit the beautiful neoclassical mansion and beautiful gardens… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Travel Toulouse – A Pink City with a Blue-Gold Past

Travel Toulouse – The Pink City Toulouse, the forth largest city in France, is called the “pink city” or in French “La Ville Rose”. Its name comes from the distinctive rose-coloured brick buildings of the city. In the magical hours… Continue Reading →

Mont Sainte-Victoire – Paul Cezanne’s Muse

Mont Sainte Victoire – In the Footsteps of Paul Cezanne Paul Cezanne painted Mont Sainte Victoire again and again between the years 1882 and 1906. These paintings are considered as some of the best landscapes ever painted. Art historians and… 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 →

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 →

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