#FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins”

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” Henri Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is among the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, along with Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Georges Seurat. When I view Henri’s paintings, I recognize his ability to capture people in ordinaryContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec “In the Salon of the Rue des Moulins””

#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””

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 Day.”

Happy Birthday Gustav Klimt

“Whoever wants to know something about me, they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.” Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt was forceful, dramatic, unrepentant.  His “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” is arguably the most well-known thanks to the book and movie,  “The Lady in Gold.” Today,Continue reading “Happy Birthday Gustav Klimt”