Camille Pissarro: Paysannes assises gardant des vaches (1886)

“Painted in 1886, Paysannes assises gardant des vaches, is an example of the Divisionist style, which Pissarro explored for the first time for the eighth and final Impressionist exhibition of 1886, and which he went onto develop over the years that followed. According to Pissarro, Impressionism was already in decline in 1883. While painting peasants…

Denise Levertov: In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being

“In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being” Birds afloat in air’s current, sacred breath? No, not breath of God, it seems, but God the air enveloping the whole globe of being. It’s we who breathe, in, out, in, the sacred, leaves astir, our wings rising, ruffled—but only saints take flight. We cower…

LÉO GAUSSON: Paysage aux environs de Lagny, l’église de Conches (1887)

Léo Gausson (14 February 1860 – 27 October 1944) was a French landscape painter in the Neo-impressionist and Synthetic styles. He was also a printmaker and sculptor.[1] Click for Enlarged Image Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside See More Léo Gausson at wikimedia commons Read More Léo Gausson at wikiwand Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Henri Martin: L’Eglise de Labastide-du-Vert

“Rare As Precious Stones” “If I look at a fragment of Henri Martin’s canvas… I immediately recognize it. I see a great number of dots of different colors, as precious and rare as precious stones.  His palette is an enchantment. Many different interminglings of colors make a rare and rich harmony… And it is much more difficult…

Emile Claus: Winter Orchard (1911)

“Go Home Quickly” Emile Claus, a Belgian painter, draughtsman, pastellist, and print-maker, became one of the leading artists in Belgium supporting the movement of “Luminism.”  Influenced by French Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism after viewing the works of Henri Le Sidaner and Claude Monet, Emile Claus changed his painting style to “brighter colors and pleinairisme.” in an…

Henri Martin: Venise, palais et gondoliers sur le Grand Canal

Impressionism Evolves French artist Henri-Jean Guillaume Martin (1860 – 1943) mastered impressionist techniques early in his career, but after time spent studying in Italy, he began “painting works full of poetry using a special technique with swift short …parallel brushstrokes giving them a vaporous touch.” (Findlay Galleries) According to Christie’s,  Henri Martin found particular inspiration…

Emile Claus: Sunny Day (1899)

A Risk: Google Translates Emile Claus’ oeuvre gives us a picture of everyday life in the Leie region around the turn of the 1900s. A painting as Sunny Day, which was created exactly that year, is a model for his narrative impressionism. The canvas displays remarkable parallels with the work of a well-trained photographer. After…

Paul Signac: Opus 217…Portrait of Felix Feneon (1890)

What’s in a Name? Felix Fénéon was an art dealer, collector, curator, political activist, critic, and friend of Signac who shared the artist’s interests in science and Japanese prints. In this painting Signac depicts this unconventional and enigmatic personality with his characteristic goatee, holding a top hat and a walking stick in one hand and…