Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) – Dancers in Blue, 1895 (Oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay) – – Whereas previously in his “dance classes” Degas focused on isolated figures and large spaces, here he groups together four figures making adjustments to their hair and costumes, almost forming one single creature with several heads, several arms and several feet. 14 more words
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Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935) – Lady Reading, 1898 (Watercolor. MFA Boston) – – Although Hassam did travel to Paris for the European training that was considered de rigueur for a young American artist at the turn of the century, enrolling in the Academie Julian and coming under the influence of the French Impressionists, he developed a distinctive style of his own when he returned to New York in 1889.
Sir William Russell Flint (Scottish, 1880-1969) – The Blonde Minx (Oil on canvas) – – This work encapsulates the Hollywood glamour that the American actress Yolande Donlan brought to post-war London, bewitching theatre goers and making her the toast of the town. 29 more words
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) – Reading Woman in Violet Dress, 1898 (Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims) – – In 1892 Matisse left the Académie Julian for evening classes at the École des Arts Décoratifs and for the atelier of the Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau at the École des Beaux-Arts. 32 more words
Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935) – Couch on the Porch, Cos Cob (Oil on canvas) – – The Cos Cob art colony was a group of artists, many of them American Impressionists, who gathered during the summer in and around Cos Cob, a section of Greenwich, from about 1890 to about 1920. 28 more words