Pictorial. Louis Leroy’s scathing review of the First Exhibition of the Impressionists
The First Exhibition of the Impressionists was held from April 15 to May 15, 1874, at 35 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris. Of course, the thirty artists who presented their 165 pieces there had no idea that it would be so termed — for them, it was just a show of the Société Anonyme Coopérative des Artistes Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs (‘Cooperative and Anonymous Association of Painters…
Love story in paintings: Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet
This is the story of a real, long, passionate love affair, which took place at the end of the 19th century not in Paris, but in the mind and hearts of two brilliant artists. Édouard Manet and Berthe Morisot could not be together, since they were bound by obligations, moral principles and personal beliefs. And in the end, they created their own artistic dimension, in which they found freedom…
Impressionism would have been impossible if not these five inventions
The Impressionists were long-lived — a unique generation that lived to 70-80 years and was caught up in the vortex of great events and changes. The revolution, two wars, a burst of new technologies and simple everyday conveniences that changed the world forever.
Art treasures of National Museum Cardiff, UK
Cardiff Museum is an amazing place. It has one of the finest art collections in Europe, and the largest collection of Impressionist paintings out of Paris - a real treasure trove. Despite it is capital city of Wales, Cardiff is not very remarkable city. Lots of insolent seagulls, dirty in the city centre, the virtual absence of historic centre and very strange local accent. But the museum…