#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Olive Grove”

Vincent Van Gogh sought peace in an asylum in the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He lived there between May 1889 through May 1990. During this time he painted at least 15 paintings of olive trees. In the final months of his life, Vincent Van Gogh turned to nature to seek relief from his mental turmoil and emotional distress.Continue reading “#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Olive Grove””

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “The Artist’s Garden at Giverny”

“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything,my head is bursting with it.” Claude Monet “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” Claude Monet “IContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “The Artist’s Garden at Giverny””

#FridayPainting: Berthe Morisot “The Artist’s Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny”

“I do not think any man would ever treat a woman as his equal, and it is all I ask because I know my worth.” Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) Berthe Morisot, born January 14, 1841, was before her time, the only woman to show at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. Her work hung beside piecesContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Berthe Morisot “The Artist’s Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny””

#FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue”

Leo Putz was sixteen when he entered the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. His father, who was convinced of his son’s extraordinary artistic gift, sent him to the Académie Julian in Paris. After military service, Leo Putz returned to Munich and opened his first studio in 1897, the same year he became a member ofContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Leo Putz “Lady in Blue””

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)”

Before Giverny there was Argenteuil. Whenever I think of Claude Monet, I visualize him in his gardens at Giverny. But there was another garden that is pivotal to his narrative and the narrative of Impressionism. In 1874, Claude Monet signed a six-and-a half year lease on a house at Argenteuil, which is located on theContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)””

Winter with John Henry Twachtman

John Henry Twachtman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 4, 1853. He is known for his impressionist paintings which embraced an experiential, even personal element. Known to be outgoing, he also had moments of deep contemplation. His moods between restlessness and serenity allowed his creative energy to explore painting, etchings and drawings in pastel. “Winter…Continue reading “Winter with John Henry Twachtman”