Tag Archives: Impressionist

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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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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Mener grand train

December 9, 2011 marks the  25th birthday of the Musée d’Orsay, one of my favorite Paris museums. Just as the Louvre was transformed from palace to museum, the d’Orsay was transformed from a train station to a major museum. The d’Orsay train station … Continue reading

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Cherchez la femme

Berthe Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895) was one two only two women associated with the Impressionist movement. She was a student of both Camille Corot and Eduard Manet; she later married Manet’s brother Eugène. She was no … Continue reading

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La douleur passe, la beauté reste

Pierre Auguste Renoir was born on February 25, 1841. It’s not particularly original to claim him as one of my favorite artists, since so many people love the work of this prolific Impressionist, but I can live with that. He … Continue reading

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