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Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

Mention the name Edgar Degas, and images of ballet dancers are sure to come to mind. The Saint Louis Art Museum exhibition “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade” moves from dramatically composed ballet figures to a focus on hats. … Continue reading

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Pissarro was the unifying force behind Impressionism

If asked to name the key figure in Impressionism, few people today would nominate Camille Pissarro (1830–1903). Yet to his contemporaries this quiet revolutionary was the unifying force behind the movement that he had helped to launch with the first … Continue reading

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The Borland Project space presents a new way of communicating

In the “Impressionism and the Art of Medical Communication” medical students explored active painting to effectively communicate with patients.  The exhibit was on display from Tuesday, April 4, through Thursday, April 13 and was showcased in the Borland Project Space. … Continue reading

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Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism at National Gallery of Art

Tweet Share Photo by Musée d’Orsay, Paris, purchased with assistance of Marc Bazille, 1905. © Musée d’Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Patrice Schmidt Frédéric Bazille, Portraits of the *** Family, called The Family Gathering, summer 1867–early winter 1868, oil on canvas Through … Continue reading

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"At the Milliner" – Hats in Impressionist art – Pictures – CBS News

“At the Milliner (Chez la Modiste),” c. 1882-98. by Edgar Degas. Paintings by the Impressionist Degas depict an emerging middle class during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, for whom hats were statements of wealth and status. Hats indeed … Continue reading

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Frédéric Bazille’s Short Career, Reconsidered – The New Yorker

Bazille’s “Summer Scene (Bathers)” (1869-70) anticipates a series by Cézanne.CreditCourtesy Harvard Art Museums “Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism,” at the National Gallery, in Washington, D.C., is a great show, which surprised me. Bazille was not—or was not yet—a … Continue reading

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Impressionism: Scattered bodies in a field

Back when there was still such a thing as a milkman, I was one. One summer in Saskatoon, another summer in Edmonton. That was in the 70s. I was a young guy, around the age when a lot of young … Continue reading

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DAY TRIPPIN’ — Impressionism exhibit at Springfield Art Museum

Featured artists include William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Julian Alden Weir, John Twachtman, Chauncey Ryder, as well as American expatriates Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent. What might you see at the Springfield Art Museum? With a collection that includes … Continue reading

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Museum of Russian Impressionism – Bite-sized art

I love The Museum of Russian Impressionism, because it never feels overwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, I’m crazy about huge, world-famous museums where you can come back every day for a week until you’ve had a good look at all the artworks. However, … Continue reading

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Major traveling exhibition of Impressionist works opens at Springfield Art Museum

Posted: Friday, April 7, 2017 7:30 am Major traveling exhibition of Impressionist works opens at Springfield Art Museum 0 comments American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony, organized by the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA opens this Friday at … Continue reading

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