Degas was a founding member of the group that staged the eight 'Impressionist' exhibitions between 1874 and 1886 in Paris, yet his art is markedly different - how do we understand his relationship to Impressionism?
Happy 176th birthday Mary Cassatt, a fascinating female artist! I'm celebrating her life and work in today's post.
Few places come close to the romance of Paris, and Monet's beautiful Nymphéas, or Water Lilies, in the Musée de l’Orangerie are a must visit to see the his genius.
In the nineteenth century, Paris became the city of modernity. But art, it seemed, needed to catch up - and Baudelaire's call for artists to paint modern life is truly evident at the d'Orsay.