2017. december 30., szombat

Claude Monet Reading

Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) - Claude Monet Reading, 1872 (Oil on canvas. Musée Marmottan Monet) - - During the summer of 1872 Renoir was the guest of Monet at Argenteuil. He presents his friend not in any conventional pose but in a completely natural moment, while reading a newspaper. The scene is presented from quite nearby, making it feel even more intimate and colloquial. The light is diffused, the paint is applied with even brushstrokes...

2017. december 28., csütörtök

View of the Salon Carré at the Louvre

Alexandre Brun (French, 1853-1941) - View of the Salon Carré at the Louvre, c.1880 (Oil on canvas. Musée du Louvre) - - The artist painted the west wall with a door to the Grand Hall and covered with pictures of all the schools. Indeed, from 1848, the Salon Carré served as a platform for the masterpieces of the Louvre until the First World War.