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Maurice Utrillo - Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, and the rue Saint-Rustique (1937)

At the turn of the 20th century, artists were flocking in droves to Montmartre, the bohemian district of Paris where the rents were cheap, the wine was overflowing and the paintbrushes never dried. 263 more words


Gustave Courbet - The Desperate Man (1844 - 1845)

Ah, l’enfant terrible of art. The rebel, the radical, the nonconformist. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the French realist painter Gustave Courbet. It wasn’t just his art that brought him notoriety, but also his ostentatious je m’en fous (I don’t give a damn) attitude. 263 more words


Modigliani at Tate Modern

I went to see the Modigliani at the Tate Modern this month. After going to see the Soutine exhibition at The Courtauld (see earlier post). I was prepared not to like it – Soutine was a good friend with Modigliani but is much more human and expressive in his portraits – however I was pleasantly surprised. 163 more words

Art & Culture

Robert Delaunay - Rhythm, Joy of Life (1930)

Inspired by 19th century theories about the perception and psychology of color, French artist Robert Delaunay created his own art movement, called Simultanéisme. Simultaneity, in Delauney’s view, meant that color could take a form of its own, affecting the spatial dimension of a composition and the perception of movement within it.   165 more words


Wordless Wednesday- 1/24/18

Caillebotte, Gustave. Rooftops in the Snow (Snow Effect). 1878. Oil on canvas. Musée d’Orsay. 


Frédéric Bazille – Family Reunion (1867)

He could have been one of the most famous painters in history, his name drawing crowds of visitors to his exhibitions, his paintings selling for millions of dollars. 177 more words


André Masson - Pedestal Table in the Studio (1922)

When the French artist and writer André Masson (1896 – 1987) met the Catalan painter Joan Miró, the two of them bonded over their love for the limitless visual potential of poetry. 285 more words