Two female impressionists
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Two female impressionists

In the spirit of International Women’s Day two days ago, I would love to share some works of two of my favourite female impressionists. These painters persevered in painting even when it was commonly only for men at that time. I am glad they did this because they were so talented. Continue reading

Degas’ Ballerinas
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Degas’ Ballerinas

Beside Van Gogh I also adore Edgar Degas. Degas is one of the founders of impressionism. Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas was born in Paris in 1834. His father was a wealthy banker who loved art. Unlike other Impressionists (Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh etc) who painted scenes in open air, Degas worked indoor. He was … Continue reading

Sorolla’s light
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Sorolla’s light

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (27 February 1863 –  10 August 1923) is Spanish impressionist. Known as Joaquín Sorolla (read as Hoakin Soroya) or Sorolla, he was one of impressionist masters Spain ever had. Born in Valencia Sorolla began his painting career making paintings in realism style. His favorite themes were first social and historic. Gradually … Continue reading

In Paris with Caillebotte
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In Paris with Caillebotte

Let’s visit Paris in late 1800’es with French painter Gustave Caillebotte (Paris, 19 August 1848 – Petit Gennevilliers, 21 February 1894). He began painting in realism style but after he hang out with impressionists like Degas, Renoir, Manet & Pissaro, Caillebotte turned to impressionism too. Like most painters of that era Caillebotte started to discover … Continue reading