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

#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 … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Olive Grove”

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “A Path in Monet’s Garden in 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 … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Claude Monet “A Path in Monet’s Garden in Giverny”

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 … Continue reading Winter with John Henry Twachtman

Happy Birthday Gustave Caillebotte

Join me in celebrating Gustave Caillebotte’s birthday by viewing a video produced by the Art Institute of Chicago featuring the extraordinary restoration of his most famous painting “Paris Street; Rainy … Continue reading Happy Birthday Gustave Caillebotte

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The Venice Connection

“-last words about painting, age 78… I think I’m beginning to learn something about it.”  Pierre-Auguste Renoir   Today is Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s birthday, which makes it the 178th year since … Continue reading Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The Venice Connection

The Art of Community: James Tissot’s “The Picnic (Dejeuner sur l’Herbe)”

James Tissot (1836-1902) Summers would not be complete without a picnic. A lazy August afternoon under a shady tree, a blanket to shield from the damp earth, a basket filled … Continue reading The Art of Community: James Tissot’s “The Picnic (Dejeuner sur l’Herbe)”