Tag Archives: Impressionism

Maurice Utrillo

French Impressionist painter Maurice Utrillo was born in Paris on December 26, 1883. The illegitimate son of the painter Suzanne Valadon, Utrillo led an extremely bohemian life. Despite alcoholism and drug addiction, however, he was a prolific painter, turning out … Continue reading

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Cézanne et moi

After having spent an idyllic time in Aix-en-Provence this summer, the film Cézanne et moi caught my eye on Netflix. The film is about the friendship between writer Émile Zola and painter Paul Cézanne. It’s hard to go too many steps … Continue reading

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En plein-air

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m off to Paris again for a good chunk of the summer. When I have time off from my job as the Director of a study abroad program, I want to have plans … Continue reading

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Mater

We lived near Philadelphia for twenty years. We knew where to get a great cup of coffee, where to browse for something special, and where to spend a Sunday afternoon. Now that we live outside of Boston, we’re having to … Continue reading

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Un/une faussaire

French artist Alfred Sisley was born in Paris on October 30, 1839. His parents were British, so Sisley had their citizenship, but he lived most of his life in France. His father was a wealthy silk merchant and his mother … Continue reading

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Dessin à main levée

Just a few steps from the crowds at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is the calm beauty of the Frick Museum. Until June 16, 2013, it’s presenting The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the … Continue reading

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La Femme à Paris

Several months ago, I wrote about an exhibit at the musée d’Orsay that married the paintings of the Impressionists with the fashions shown in them. It’s now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and I treated myself … Continue reading

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Un Boudin

The musée Jacquemart-André always has interesting temporary exhibits. From March 22 to July 22, 2013, the exhibit will feature Normandy artist Eugène Boudin. This is the first exhibit of the work of “the king of skies” in Paris since 1899. … Continue reading

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C’est dans le besoin qu’on reconnaît ses amis

French Impressionist painter Jean Frédéric Bazille was born on December 6, 1841. His wealthy family lived in Montpellier, in the south of France. He was inspired to pursue painting after seeing Eugène Delacroix’s work, but his family wasn’t too supportive. … Continue reading

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C’est l’enfance de l’art

The musée Marmottan, on the edge of a pretty park in the 16th Arrondissement, is one of Paris’ overlooked little gems. It has a terrific permanent collection, mostly of Impressionists, and wonderful temporary exhibits that change just a few times … Continue reading

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