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Claude Monet | Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1865-1866

From: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
This fragment, there is a second also in the Musée d'Orsay, is one of the remaining parts of the monumental Luncheon on the Grass by Monet. The work was started in the spring of 1865 and measured over four metres by six. It was intended to be both a tribute and a challenge to Manet whose painting of the same title had been the subject of much sarcasm from the public as well as the critics when it was exhibited in the Salon des Refusés in 1863. But the project was abandoned in 1866, just before the Salon where Monet intended to show it, opened.

In 1920, the painter himself recounted what had happened to the picture: "I had to pay my rent, I gave it to the landlord as security and he rolled it up and put in the cellar. When I finally had enough money to get it back, as you can see, it had gone mouldy". Monet got the painting back in1884, cut it up, and kept only three fragments. The third has now disappeared.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir at the Museum Barberini

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | The Pear Tree, 1877

In the early 1860s Pierre-Auguste Renoir had studied in the Paris atelier of Swiss history painter Charles Gleyre.
Together with his fellow pupils Frédéric Bazille, Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley, he belonged to the nucleus of the group that would become known as Impressionists in the mid-1870s.
Renoir’s early experiments with painting in the open air were decisive for the development of his visual language. In a departure from traditional methods, he worked en plein air not merely for studies, but also, like Monet, in order to create independent, finished works.

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Childe Hassam | Geraniums, 1888-1889

From: Christie's
Following a successful career in Boston, in 1886 the celebrated American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) journeyed to Paris with his wife Maud where he would remain until 1889.
During this time in the summer months, the Hassams visited the country home of German businessman Ernest Blumenthal and his wife, who was friends with Mrs. Hassam, in Villiers-Le-Bel, a small town ten miles northeast of Paris in the Val d’Oise.

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Camille Pissarro at the Museum Barberini

Camille Pissarro | Boulevard Montmartre, Twilight, 1897

In a series of fourteen paintings Camille Pissarro focused on the Boulevard Montmartre in the center of Paris.
From his room in the Grand Hôtel de Russie, with the opera building behind him, he had a view of the busy street on which twenty thousand carriages rattled by every day, past the expensive shops and the popular Café Tortoni.
This picture shows the boulevard with fresh green trees in springtime. | Source: © Museum Barberini

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Champ de bananiers, 1881

Starting in 1881 the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel regularly bought paintings from Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
The painter then undertook all the trips he had previously been unable to afford and which would complete his artistic training.
His first trip took him to Algeria, in the footsteps of Delacroix whom he admired. Renoir's visual experience there was as intense as it had been for the older artist.
Seduced by the colours and the "incredible wealth" of nature here, he produced several pure landscapes, quite rare in his oeuvre. This field of banana trees is in the Essai garden in Hamma, created in 1832 in Algiers.

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Thomas Dewing | Lady in Yellow, 1888

Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) created a striking contrast between the precisely modeled face and arms, and the very free, feathery brushstrokes of the dress.

The painting was exhibited in 1888 at the Boston Art Club, where it was purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner with the help of Dennis Miller Bunker.
The painting was then exhibited to considerable acclaim at the National Academy of Design and at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889.
Stanford White designed the frame, which is original to the painting. Mrs. Gardner hung the painting in the Yellow Room, a setting perfectly attuned to the hue of the woman’s dress. | Source: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Thomas Wilmer Dewing | Lady in Yellow, 1888 | Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Alfred Sisley at the Museum Barberini

Located in Potsdam’s historic center (Germany), the Museum Barberini is an art museum that was initiated by Hasso Plattner, the founder of the German software company SAP and a patron of the arts.
Since its opening in 2017, the Barberini has established itself as one of the most popular museums in Germany with international exhibitions and an extraordinary collection of Impressionist paintings.
From Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Gerhard Richter to ancient sculpture, French Impressionism and Baroque painting, the Museum Barberini embraces all styles and eras, and aims to continually offer new perspectives on art.

Alfred Sisley | Near Moret-sur-Loing, 1881 | Museum Barberini

In 1882 Alfred Sisley moved to Moret-sur-Loing, a town to the south of Paris, where he explored the landscape that was crisscrossed by rivers and canals.
The wooden construction in the foreground likely belongs to one of the boatyards that dotted the Loing Canal, which was used for industrial purposes.
The detail of this construction adds a modern element to the timeless scenery.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Terrace at Cagnes, 1905

Suffering from severe rheumatism late in life, Renoir often visited Cagnes, a town in southern France. He rented an apartment in the Maison de La Poste (post office building) and lived there from 1903 to 1907.

We see that building on the right side of this painting. Renoir could view the streets of Cagnes and its orchards from a window in his apartment.
This painting presents, in limpid brushwork, the houses and orchards arranged stepwise on the hill.
The woman seated on the wall is wearing a white hat and a red jacket.
Beside her is a child in a straw hat. | Source: © Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Terrace at Cagnes, 1905 | Bridgestone Museum of Art

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Lise - La femme a l'ombrelle, 1867

Lise, also known as Lise - La femme à l'ombrelle, or Lise with a Parasol, is an oil-on-canvas painting by the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created in 1867 during his early Salon period.
The full-length painting depicts model Lise Tréhot posing in a forest.
She wears a white muslin dress and holds a black lace parasol to shade her from the sunlight, which filters down through the leaves, contrasting her face in the shadow and her body in the light, highlighting her dress rather than her face.

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Claude Monet | Color Quotes

"The point is to know how to use the colors, the choice of which is, when all’s said and done, a matter of habit".

"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment".
"Il colore è la mia ossessione, gioia e tormento per tutto il giorno".

"I haven’t yet managed to capture the color of this landscape; there are moments when I’m appalled at the colors I’m having to use, I’m afraid what I’m doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying".

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Paysage du Midi, 1905

An exquisite example of Renoir’s mature landscapes, Paysage du Midi depicts the sun-drenched terrain of the South of France to superb effect.
Within the present work, a woman adorned in summery white stands amidst a cluster of leafy trees, whilst the vibrant blue sea can be glimpsed in the background.
Renoir adored the South of France, and spent an increasing amount of time there before moving permanently to the area in 1902.
Having suffered from the effects of rheumatoid arthritis prior to his move to the south, Renoir found the warmth and sunlight of this more benign climate beneficial to his health, and produced some of the most charming and attractive landscapes of his entire career from the mid-1890s onwards.

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Buon Compleanno a Childe Hassam, nato in questo giorno, nel 1859!

Buon compleanno all'artista impressionista Childe Hassam, nato in questo giorno - 17 ottobre - nel 1859!

Frederick Childe Hassam (Dorchester, 17 ottobre 1859 - East Hampton, 27 agosto 1935) è stato un pittore impressionista Statunitense.
Conosciuto fin da giovane con il solo nome di Childe, lasciò gli studi prima di conseguire un diploma e iniziò a lavorare come intagliatore.
Frequentò un corso di disegno al Lowell Institute, divisione del MIT, e divenne membro del Boston Art Club. La sua carriera artistica iniziò con le attività di illustratore e pittore d'acquarello.
Dal 1882 Hassam organizzò le sue prime mostre pubbliche, dapprima assieme ad altri artisti, poi presentando solo le sue opere.

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Theodore Earl Butler | Pittore Impressionista

Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936), uno dei pittori Impressionisti più innovativi d'America, non ha ricevuto il riconoscimento che meritava durante la sua vita, poiché è stato quasi eclissato dal suo famoso suocero, Claude Monet.
Nato nel 1861, Butler si iscrisse all'Art Students League di New York, poi continuò i suoi studi presso varie accademie d'arte a Parigi.

Si recò per la prima volta a Giverny nell'estate del 1888, il villaggio che sarebbe diventato la Colonia degli Artisti Impressionisti.
Inizialmente ispirato da Monet, che vi si stabilì nel 1883, Butler scaturì dalla tavolozza del pittore francese, sviluppando una propria tecnica ed uno stile che prevede elementi del movimento Nabi: forme semplici, contorni pronunciati ed effetti spaziali appiattiti.

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Claude Monet | Frost, 1875

Standing side by side, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted the same view of this garden in winter.
Both used finely nuanced shades of brown and blue, although Monet added an element of warmth to his view by means of yellowish light and a touch of red.
He executed the branches with strong brushstrokes, while Renoir’s depiction of the bushes is more filigree (Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris).
More than any other Impressionist, Claude Monet was fascinated by colored reflections on surfaces covered in snow, frost, ice, or hoarfrost.

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Sergey Vinogradov | Impressionist painter

Sergei Arsenievich Vinogradov / Сергей Арсеньевич Виноградов (1869-1938) was a Russian-Soviet Impressionist painter, known for landscapes, genre scenes and interiors.
His father was a rural priest.
From 1880-1889, he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture with Illarion Pryanishnikov, Vladimir Makovsky and Vasily Polenov, who had a major influence on his style.
In 1888, he was awarded the title of "Artist".

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Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926)

Theodore Clement Steele is perhaps the most famous of the "Hoosier Group" of American impressionist painters.
Other painters in the group included William Forsyth, J. Ottis Adams, Richard B. Gruelle and Otto Stark. These five artists trained abroad but returned to Indiana and developed a distinctive style of landscape painting.

Born in Owen County, on Sept. 11, 1847, T.C. Steele moved to Waveland, southwest of Crawfordsville, when he was 5 years old. Steele attended a college prep school called the Waveland Collegiate Institute, where he was given a box of paints and began to develop his talent as an artist. By the age of 13, he was giving his fellow students lessons in drawing.

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Giuseppe De Nittis (1846-1884)

Il pittore, pastellista ed incisore Giuseppe De Nittis è stato uno dei più importanti artisti Italiani del XIX secolo.
Durante la sua carriera si è impegnato in un'estetica plein air ed era particolarmente interessato a rendere diversi effetti di luce, una preoccupazione che lo ha portato a contatto con gli impressionisti.
Conosceva anche i membri dei Macchiaioli, per i quali il suo lavoro era influente.
Oltre all'oli, ha sperimentato la stampa e ha fatto un uso innovativo dei pastelli.
Praticando una forma contenuta, e quindi "accettabile" dell'impressionismo, ha ottenuto un grande successo nella sua vita, sia a livello nazionale che internazionale.

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Charles Courtney Curran | Lady with a Bouquet (Snowballs) 1890

The genre painter Charles Courtney Curran is best known for his canvases depicting beautiful ladies in pleasant settings.
Here, a young woman–the artist’s wife Grace Wickham Curran - arranges a bouquet of snowballs, pausing to take in their sweet fragrance.
The small scale of the painting matches the intimacy of the moment.
Her delicate features, light green shawl and blossom-like hat equate her to a flower, suggesting that she is as lovely and dainty as the blooms she savors. Curran’s choice of flower is likely a deliberate one.
At the time this work was painted, bouquets were used to convey messages, with each flower having a specific symbolic meaning.
According to the Victorian "language of flowers", the snowball symbolized thoughts of heaven, adding an air of Christian piety to this work. | © Birmingham Museum of Art

Charles Courtney Curran | Lady with a Bouquet, 1890 | Birmingham Museum of Art

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Raymond Thibésart (1874-1968) | Impressionist painter

Raymond Thibésart was born into an affluent family in the town of Troyes (France), the historical capital of the Champagne region. Shortly afterwards, the family moved to Enghiens-les-Bains, an attractive spa town to the North of Paris.
It was here that they met the Boggios, a charismatic family who had just emigrated from Venezuala; Emilio Boggio, a talented Impressionist painter, became Thibésart's long-standing mentor and friend, encouraging his early promise and providing him with his first art lessons.

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Peter Brown (Pete the Street), 1967

Peter Edward Mackenzie Brown is a British Impressionist painter popularly known as "Pete the Street" from his practice of working on location in all weathers.
He is best known for his depictions of street scenes and landscapes. He loves working 'in the thick of it' painting the streets of Varanasi to Toronto and closer to home in Barcelona, Paris, London and his adopted home city of Bath.
He insists on working directly from the subject refusing to use photographic reference.