Tag: French Painter

Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando by Renoir

Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando by Renoir

What’s the story with Renoir’s Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando?

  • Truth about his real acrobat models
  • What oranges represent
  • Darkness lurking nearby

The Fight of a Tiger and a Buffalo by Henri Rousseau

The Fight of a Tiger and a Buffalo by Henri Rousseau

This art blog on Rousseau’s The Fight of a Tiger and a Buffalo includes:

  • Bottoms up bananas – reality is overrated
  • Fight? What Fight?
  • Rousseau’s self esteem
  • Flowers and animals paired in The Fight of a Tiger and Buffalo
  • Jungle mystery

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet by Gustave Courbet

Bonjour Monsieur Courbet by Gustave Courbet

Here’s why Bonjour Monsieur Courbet was kind of a big deal.

  • Characters details in Bonjour Monsieur Courbet.
  • Courbet’s giant ego.
  • Courbet’s prominent landscape.
Countess Golovina by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Countess Golovina by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

This Portrait of Countess Golovina shows why Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was a beloved artist. She captured the friendly essence of even the haughtiest aristocrat.

The Mountain by Balthus

The Mountain by Balthus

It’s easy to pick out a Balthus piece among modern artworks. His muted palette, clean lines, and surreal resonance are unmistakable. Here Balthus uses all three to give The Mountain a sense of mystery.

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even

Marcel Duchamp’s “The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even” has two frames. They create a symbolic opposition that permeates the work.

Young Woman Drawing by Marie-Denise Villers

Young Woman Drawing by Marie-Denise Villers

This painting, Young Woman Drawing by Marie-Denise Villers meditates on love versus art. Art wins the contest here. This piece works as a rumination on the self and identity too.

Bathers – by Paul Cézanne – 1890

Bathers – by Paul Cézanne – 1890

Obsessed with nostalgia, Cézanne painted The Bathers from memory. It’s one of his many works that dance between reality and invention. Cézanne creates a tension here that reveres the very past it can’t quite enumerate.

Nude in the Bath by Pierre Bonnard

Nude in the Bath by Pierre Bonnard

Gossip labeled that star of Nude in the Bath as “difficult”. But Pierre Bonnard delighted in her glorious colors:

Nude in the Bath‘s otherworld feels like love.
Marthe de Méligny – model, wife, and muse.
Including Frequently Asked Questions like, ” Why are Pierre Bonnard’s Nude in the Bath paintings important?”

Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte

Paris Street; Rainy Day by Gustave Caillebotte

Paris Street; Rainy Day gives us a slice of life. It’s an unromantic, realistic painting during peak Impressionism. At the same time it captures 19th century Paris with a fresh allure.

Approaching Storm by Eugène Boudin

Approaching Storm by Eugène Boudin

Nature versus Man whips like wind through the painting Approaching Storm. Eugène Boudin often painted the moneyed and middle class. Their fancy finery struck a wry contrast with Mother Nature.

Death of Marat – Jacques-Louis David

Death of Marat – Jacques-Louis David

Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David proves that Masterpieces have baggage too. This well-known piece speaks to us from the French Revolution. Unfortunately, it doesn’t speak the truth.

Wealth by Simon Vouet

Wealth by Simon Vouet

Baroque painters, like Simon Vouet with his painting Wealth, reveled in allegory. They swam in it, like Scrooge McDuck in his pool of gold coins.

The Wedding by Fernand Leger

The Wedding by Fernand Leger

Cubism learned a lesson or two when Fernand Leger’s The Wedding hit. In fact, many art historians joke that this painting introduced Tubism… because reality curves into glorious tubes in this remarkable work.

Siren in Full Moonlight by Paul Delveux

Siren in Full Moonlight by Paul Delveux

Paul Delveux’s painting, Siren in Full Moonlight creates a mysterious triptych of past, present, and future with light and shadow.

The Rooster by Marc Chagall

The Rooster by Marc Chagall

Many misinterpret Marc Chagall’s work The Rooster. LadyKflo explains – it’s not just about sex. Love has many interpretations.