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Vincent van Gogh – Bear loves the art …

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Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted (although no gun was ever found). His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still.
Van Gogh began to draw as a child, and he continued to draw throughout the years that led up to his decision to become an artist. He did not begin painting until his late twenties, completing many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. His work included self portraits, landscapes, still lifes of flowers, portraits and paintings of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers.
Van Gogh spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers, traveling between The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught for a time in England. One of his early aspirations was to become a pastor and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885, he painted his first major work The Potato Eaters. His palette at the time consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration that distinguished his later work. In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. Later, he moved to the south of France and was impacted by the strong sunlight he found there. His work grew brighter in color, and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in 1888.
The extent to which his mental health affected his painting has been a subject of speculation since his death. Despite a widespread tendency to romanticize his ill health, modern critics see an artist deeply frustrated by the inactivity and incoherence brought about by his bouts of illness. According to art critic Robert Hughes, van Gogh’s late works show an artist at the height of his ability, completely in control and “longing for concision and grace”.

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Growing to love art particularly paintings more and more as I get older. Do a bit of exploring on the web you may develop an interest as well.

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Claude Monet – Parc Monceau …

“Monet painted six views of the Parc Monceau: three in 1876 and three in 1878. In this canvas, the disposition of light and shade in the foreground, the patterns of the leaves, and the broad contours beginning to develop in areas of strong contrast suggest that Monet had already begun to experiment with the boldly two-dimensional motifs that would characterize his work of the 1880s and 1890s.”

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via Claude Monet | The Parc Monceau | The Met

The Parc Monceau
Artist:Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny)
Date:1878
Medium:Oil on canvas
Dimensions:28 5/8 × 21 3/8 in. (72.7 × 54.3 cm)
Classification:Paintings
Credit Line:The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr. Purchase Fund, 1959
Accession Number:59.142

Claude is my favorite artist. Of course I only have prints hanging unfortunately it appears I will never have the money to buy the original. LOL 😉

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Search “Claude Monet” on the site for my other posts you might like his painting as I do?

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Mirza Ali Asghar Khan by Ismail Jalayir circa 1880 …


 Amazing wish I could be there to bid!

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Dušan Đukarić water colour artist …

I love this artist thought you might like to revisit. Hope you enjoy.

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I thought you may be interested in this artist. I quite like his watercolours.

“Dusan Djukaric lives and works in Belgrade. Very respected and esteemed master of watercolour painting, who dominates the atmosphere of the painting with ease, equally successful in all motifs: city and genre scenes, marines, nudes, landscapes. He paints the world and events around us, introducing us to the great mystery of watercolour painting, the most difficult panting discipline.”

This is a slideshow of some of his paintings please click an image to view.

His webpage is Dusan Djukaric, also a gallery if you want to research.

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Alexander Bogomazov artist …

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“Alexander Bogomazov or Oleksandr Bohomazov (Russian: Александр Константинович Богомазов, Ukrainian: Олександр Костянтинович Богомазов; born April 7, 1880 in Yampol, Russian Empire – on June 3, 1930 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) was a Ukrainian painter, known artist and modern art theoretician of the Russian Avant-garde (historically the term “Russian Avant-garde” refers to the art of all countries which were parts of Russia/USSR in the beginning of 20th century). In 1914, Alexander wrote his treatise The Art of Painting and the Elements. In it he analyzed the interaction between Object, Artist, Picture, and Spectator and sets the theoretical foundation of modern art. During his artistic life Alexander Bogomazov mastered several art styles. The most known are Cubo-Futurism (1913–1917) and Spectralism (1920–1930).” Wikipedia

Self-portrait (1911)

A gallery of his art please click an image for a slideshow …

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Edgar Degas artist …

Born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas
19 July 1834
Paris, France
Died 27 September 1917 (aged 83)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Known for Painting, sculpture, drawing
Notable work The Bellelli Family (1858–1867)
Woman with Chrysanthemums (1865)
Chanteuse de Café (c. 1878)
At the Milliner’s (1882)
Movement Impressionism


“Degas was born in Paris, France, into a moderately wealthy family. He was the oldest of five children of Célestine Musson De Gas, a Creole from New Orleans, Louisiana, and Augustin De Gas, a banker. His maternal grandfather Germain Musson, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti of French descent and had settled in New Orleans in 1810. Degas (he adopted this less grandiose spelling of his family name when he became an adult) began his schooling at age eleven, enrolling in the Lycée Louis-le-Grand. His mother died when he was thirteen, and his father and grandfather became the main influences on him for the remainder of his youth.

Degas began to paint early in life. By the time he graduated from the Lycée with a baccalauréat in literature in 1853, at age 18, he had turned a room in his home into an artist’s studio. Upon graduating, he registered as a copyist in The Louvre Museum, but his father expected him to go to law school. Degas duly enrolled at the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris in November 1853, but applied little effort to his studies. In 1855 he met Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, whom Degas revered and whose advice he never forgot: “Draw lines, young man, and still more lines, both from life and from memory, and you will become a good artist.” In April of that year Degas was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts. He studied drawing there with Louis Lamothe, under whose guidance he flourished, following the style of Ingres. In July 1856, Degas traveled to Italy, where he would remain for the next three years. In 1858, while staying with his aunt’s family in Naples, he made the first studies for his early masterpiece The Bellelli Family. He also drew and painted numerous copies of works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and other Renaissance artists, but—contrary to conventional practice—he usually selected from an altarpiece a detail that had caught his attention: a secondary figure, or a head which he treated as a portrait.” Wikipedia

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) “Musicians in the Orchestra” (1872) Oil on canvas Impressionism Located in the Städel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


I love his art here are a few of his works. You can click an image to view a slide show  …


I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do. Please visit Wikipedia as a link to full images.

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CAROL OF THE BELLS (Harp Twins) Camille and Kennerly …

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I thought I would share this so great know followers of this site will enjoy it. Identical Twins Camille & Kennerly play their duet harp arrangement of “Carol of the Bells”.

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Enjoy these beautiful and talented girls playing …

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