Tag Archives: Pierre Auguste Renoir

Tout le monde a ses raisons

French director Jean Renoir was born on September 15, 1894. His baby pictures were a little better than average, since his father was Pierre-Auguste Renoir (although he does look like a little girl in several!). He was born in the … 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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En pied

The Frick Collection in New York is one of my favorite museums in the world. I have a soft spot for private homes turned museums. Their personal collection of Old Masters is wonderful, and their special exhibits merit the word … Continue reading

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Un portrait criant de vérité

Caroline Rémy de Guebhard, known by her nom de plume of Séverine, was born on April 27, 1855. She worked for, and then ultimately managed, the socialist newspaper Cri du Peuple (Cry of the People). The “de” in her name … Continue reading

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Cela tient de famille

When I was in Paris recently (how I LOVE to say that phrase!), I had the pleasure of being one of the first people through the doors of the Caillebotte exhibition at the musée Jacquemart-André. The exhibition, which runs until … 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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