Tag: Impressionist

The Colour Blue in Art

Posted by Published on November 6, 2019

“A certain blue penetrates your soul” -Henri Matisse Blue has been named the world’s favourite colour after topping polls in countries across the world. Associated with clear skies and vast seas, the colour is often seen as calm, serene and even spiritual. It can be bright and intense or icy and cold, and symbolises sadness in a way that no other colour quite matches. Indeed,…

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Dreamlike, suggestive and poetic at the same time, Impressionism has left a profound imprint on the history of art, moving its first steps in France since the second half of the nineteenth century.  In the spring of 1874, a group of young painters challenged the official Paris Salon by organising an exhibition of their own in the studio of the photographer Nadar. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Giuseppe…

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Berthe Morisot: Portrait of an Artist

Posted by Published on May 19, 2017

 Life and work of one of the lesser known Impressionists, Berthe Morisot (1841-95). Manet’s Muse You may not know her name, but it is likely you know her face. Morisot was the model and muse to Edouard Manet, appearing in some of his best known works, including ‘The Balcony’. But Morisot was far more than a model, having established herself as a distinctive and dedicated…

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