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…
Paul Cezanne: quotes about temperament, pride, honor, eyes, and intelligence
Most of his life, Paul Cezanne played the role of a rough, grumbling, eccentric weirdo. In fact, he was masking his passionate, indecisive, and shy nature. Cezanne was brilliant in this role. To unravel the real Cezanne - an educated intellectual reciting Virgil, a deep philosopher with an excellent sense of humor, a wise sage - to hear some of his conversations with close friends and read a…
Remarque and his art collection: ‘In order that each day may be filled to the brim with beauty’
For Erich Maria Remarque, Impressionists, often mentioned in his novels, were something more than just an object of admiration. The writer had first-hand knowledge of the world of art: he himself owned a massive collection that included works by Van Gogh, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro, Cézanne, Degas, Renoir — just to mention a few. Remarque’s collection played a very special role in his…
Treasures of the world's museums available in open access. The complete guide
You'll find dozens of drop-dead gorgeous museum online resources: Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites, masters of Renaissance, Modernists... Just download and view. More museums have been introducing us to the art works by the great artists, showing them in detail. We gathered our mini-reviews of the collections that let you enjoy masterpieces by the renowned artists in fine arts. Instructions…
The most interesting exhibitions in 2017: Europe, part I.
Brief tour through the most desired major exhibitions of 2017 at the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie, the Tate galleries and the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Vermeer, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Renoir, de Boulogne and other artists are waiting for their visitors.