Category Archives: Impressionists

Renoir’s Portrait of Alphonsine Fournaise

Pierre Auguste Renoir. Portrait of Alphonsine Fournaise. 1879. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. [Source: WebMuseum Paris] Alphonsine Fournaise was the woman in straw boater standing at the rail in the center of Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party. Alphonsine is the subtle … Continue reading

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Monet Sale Sets A New Record

An auction house worker poses in front of Claude Monet’s ‘Le bassin aux nympheas.’ [Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis/AP/IHT] One of Claude Monet’s late paintings of waterlilies, finished at a time when he had doubts about his ability to see the … Continue reading

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Monet: Palazzo da Mula, Venice

Claude Monet. Palazzo da Mula, Venice. 1908. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. See the series: Monet at the National Gallery of Art.

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Monet: Rouen Cathedral, West Façade

Claude Monet. Rouen Cathedral, West Façade (left) and Rouen Cathedral, West Façade, Sunlight (right). 1894. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. See the series: Monet at the National Gallery of Art.

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Monet: Banks of the Seine, Vétheuil

Claude Monet. Banks of the Seine, Vétheuil. 1880. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. See the series: Monet at the National Gallery of Art.

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Monet: The Houses of Parliament, Sunset

Claude Monet. The Houses of Parliament, Sunset. 1903. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. See the series: Monet at the National Gallery of Art.

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Renoir’s Gift For My Mother’s Birthday

Auguste Renoir. A Girl with a Watering Can. 1876. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. This was my mother’s most cherished painting at the National Gallery of Art. We viewed it together several times in my youth. When work took … Continue reading

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Flaneur’s Gallery: Turner’s Landscapes

J.M.W. Turner. Pope’s Villa at Twickenham. 1808. A retrospective of 140 paintings and watercolors by Joseph Mallord William Turner — the most comprehensive ever in the United States — is on display at the National Gallery through Jan. 6, 2008. … Continue reading

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Lewdness in the Loges (2)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The Loge. 1874. Courtauld Institute Galleries, University of London.

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Lewdness in the Loges: To See or Be Seen

Mary Cassatt: In the Loge. 1880. Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Mary Cassatt. Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge. 1879. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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