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

Celebrating Paul Cézanne’s 180th Birthday.

“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.” Paul Cézanne One hundred and eighty years ago, on January 19, 1839, Paul Cézanne was born in Aix-en-Provence,  a city-commune in the south … Continue reading Celebrating Paul Cézanne’s 180th Birthday.

Happy Birthday Jonathan Eastman Johnson

  The American painter Jonathan “Eastman” Johnson was born today, in 1824.  His birthplace was Lovell, Maine, which is situated by Kezar Lake in Oxford County, Maine. In the 19th … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jonathan Eastman Johnson

Celebrating the Ordinary – Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Turnips! There is something extraordinary about this modest white, bulbous taproot that comes in various sizes, the small tender ones destined for human consumption and their larger cousins that feed  … Continue reading Celebrating the Ordinary – Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin