Brushstrokes

Artists Against the Eiffel Tower

“I ought to be jealous of the tower. She is more famous than I am.” Gustave Eiffel Gustave Eiffel’s words have a prophetic ring.  The Eiffel Tower continues to be more famous than the man who designed and fought for her existence.  Surrounded by a history of controversy, the Tower embraces the whole of Paris […]

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Happy Birthday, Pierre-Auguste Renior

“To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.”  Pierre-Auguste Renoir “The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself, carry you away. It is the means by which […]

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