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More “Plagiarists”: Tissot’s friends Manet, Degas, Whistler & Others

James Tissot and his friends, including James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet and Berthe Morisot, did not work in a vacuum.  In addition, creative personalities can be strong, and the public and the critics could be merciless.  1,255 more words

Art Blog

the allegro negro cocktail shaker

I made a long pilgrimage today, in the rain, across town & over the bridge to my skin doctor. To amuse myself I carried a volume on Cubism & subsequent art movements. 567 more words


Lessons from the Impressionists

Three keys the Impressionists have taught me:

Life happens, art continues to happen around it. They (the Impressionists) did not see themselves through the eyes of posterity, and to understand them as people as well as artists it is necessary to reconstruct as far as possible the triumphs and tribulations of their daily lives as well as the history of their creative achievements. 103 more words

On Creativity

When I mention Berthe Morisot....

….as my favourite Impressionist painter, most people give me a puzzled look.                 Berthe Morisot?

One of my favourite museums in Paris, the Musee Marmottan , has a large collection of her work.   72 more words

Art History

No 266 Berthe Morisot

“I wear myself out trying to render the orange trees so that they’re not stiff but like those I saw by Botticelli in Florence.” Berthe Morisot, who died on March 2, 1895.


Le Petit Charles - or, A Day in Lille

Some readers may know exactly who is meant by the phrase “le grand Charles.” He was very tall, for a Frenchman, and he did have a grand conception of the destiny of France – and probably of his own role in shaping the country’s destiny. 426 more words