Posts Tagged ‘Impressionism’

Paris style: La Seine's l'île aux Cygnes, created artificially in 1825

Purely Paris: Impressionism and Paris Style

Paris style has no more popular masters than the Impressionists and the city has just declared its own “Impressionist Spring.” Its centerpiece is the still-fresh makeover of the Musée d’Orsay, which, anyone must admit, provides a new and stunning setting for its precious paintings. But don’t stop at seeing that—the city has come up with plenty of new ideas. Below is a bouquet of things Impressionist fans may like. Some are for worshippers of the actual artists, others for those who just love their era.

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Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Culture in Paris

Mary Cassatt: An American Woman Artist among the French Impressionists

The French Impressionists broke with many 19th-century artistic traditions in their style and choice of subject matter, but they also crossed an important social barrier by

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A self-portrait by Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot: A Woman French Impressionist in a Man’s World

It is said of Ginger Rogers that she did everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels. Similarly, Berthe Morisot did everything her fellow

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