Tag: Impressionist

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

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child

Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child

Mary Cassatt’s painting Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child dwells in motherhood. Its careful composition combines with a smudgy Impressionist technique. This painting captures a moment of messy mothering.

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.