Monday, 11 May 2015


Happy Monday! 

Edgar Degas, Self Portrait in a Soft Hat. (1834-1917) is considered to be one of the major representatives of Impressionism, due to his innovating composition and his perspective analysis of motion. He also was one of the most active artists of Impressionist movement, even though his artistic ideas were distinct from those of his Impressionist friends. He was born German Hilaire Edgar de Gas in Paris on july 1834, of a great and aristocratic family of bankers, rich and refined. 

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Gustav Klimt.   The Kiss (In German: Der Kuss) was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1907-08, the highpoint of his 'Golden Period', when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. The work is composed of conventional oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. 
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 JohannesVermeer.   Woman Holding a Balance, c.1664, (1632-75) / National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA / The Bridgeman Art Library         

Vincent Van Gogh.  The Starry Night, 1889  This painting depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

   Hugues Merle.    found on

Claude Monet.   The woman with the parasol; Camille Monet and son Jean

John William Waterhouse  Lamia (on her knees), 1905
 Period: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Education: Royal Academy of Arts

Next week, I am thinking of posting some art lessons.  If there is something specific you would like to see, please let me know.

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