James Tissot: Waiting (In the Shallows)

Early Success in London At the 1874 Royal Academy exhibition in London, French-born painter James Tissot has three paintings on display, including one titled ‘Waiting‘, or ‘In the Shallows‘. Fans of Tissot’s earlier works will immediately recognize this setting with a “mature chestnut tree overhanging a pool,” (Christie’s) Painted at the height of James Tissot’s…

Henri Le Sidaner: Les Maisons Sur La Riviere (c.1938)

Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner (7 August 1862 – 14 July 1939) who was a contemporary of the Post-impressionists, was an intimist painter known for his paintings of domestic interiors and quiet street scenes. His style contained elements of impressionism with the influences of Édouard Manet, Monet and of the Pointillists discernible in his work….

Birth of Les Nabis

Birth of Les Nabis The Talisman is a painting by French artist Paul Sérusier made in 1888, under the guidance of Paul Gauguin at the artist’s colony of Pont-Aven in Brittany. This painting, the starting point and icon of the group of young painters called The Nabis, was a landmark in early Post-Impressionism, Synthetism, and…

Pierre Bonnard: Paysage stylisé, Le Grand-Lemps, (c.1890)

Like many of the young artists who were affiliated with the modernist avant-garde on the cusp of the 20th century, Bonnard was a quick and early starter, and he made some remarkable pictures before he was only twenty-five. Executed circa 1890, Paysage stylisé (Le Grand-Lemps) represents the cutting-edge style of a new anti-naturalist tendency in…

Henry Moret: Les roches de Pern à Ouessant (1901)

Henry Moret (1856-1913), Les roches de Pern à Ouessant, signed and dated ‘-Henry Moret- 1901’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 23 ¾ x 31 7/8 in., Painted in 1901.   Who Is Henry Moret? Henry Moret (1856 – 1913) was a French Impressionist painter best known for his association with Paul Gauguin and the artist…

Edgar Degas: Danseuses en Blanc (c.1878)

Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917), Danseuses en Blanc (c.1878), Signed Degas (upper right), Pastel and gouache on joined paper, 20 7/8 by 25 3/8 in., 53 by 65.2 cm, Source: Sotheby’s     Degas – Painter of the Ballet   In this sparklingly fresh work in pastel, Degas captures a group of four dancers in mid-flight…

Pierre Bonnard: Portrait de Madame Hessel ou La Dame en Rouge (1901)

Portrait de Madame Hessel Christie’s writes that while Pierre Bonnard “excels in representations – sometimes very intimate ones – of his wife Marthe, at the table, in bed or as she dressed,… he remains an excellent portraitist for other models within his close entourage…” They continue: ‘Portrait de Madame Hessel’ or ‘La dame en rouge’…

Charles Leroy Saint Aubert: Au Dessus Du Boulevard De Sebastopol, Paris

Click For Enlarged Detail: Best viewed At Sunnyside Details Charles Leroy Saint Aubert 1852-1907 FRENCH AU DESSUS DU BOULEVARD DE SEBASTOPOL, PARIS signed Leroy. Saint. Aubert. lower right oil on canvas 73 by 88.5cm., 28¾ by 34¾in. Source: Sotheby’s Link: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.143.html/2009/19th-century-european-paintings-including-german-austrian-central-european-paintings-the-orientalist-sale-spanish-painting-and-the-scandinavian-sale-l09661 Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

Gustave Loiseau: Falaises de Saint-Jouin (1907)

Who Is Gustave Loiseau? Gustave Loiseau (3 October 1865–10 October 1935) was a French Post-Impressionist painter, remembered above all for his landscapes and scenes of Paris streets. [1] Wikipedia Loiseau and the Coasts of Normandy Born in Paris in 1865, Gustave Loiseau, like many of the Impressionist painters, found inspiration in the coast of Normandy….

Edgar Degas, La Loge (1880), via The Paris Review

Art and the Stories We Tell Ourselves Cody Delistraty writes in The Paris Review, “Degas ultimately thought that his paintings of the women who performed at the opera cut through the stories they were telling themselves, about their claims to beauty, status, and talent. He believed that was the goal of the artist: to separate…

So Who Mothers the Mothers? by Joanna Penn Cooper

Joanna Penn Cooper, writing in Image Journal, paints a poignant picture of the community of women :

“I think about the private nature of women’s stories of their own suffering, how they are shared at kitchen tables and in late-night phone calls,