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Tag Archives: Impressionists

Rebels, Punks, and Misfits



“If you keep doing whatever it is you wanna do, someday somebody’s gonna call you a punk” – Iggy Pop

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#7 William-Adolphe Bouguereau – Return from the Harvest



Reproduction of original frame by Diego Salazar Antique Frames, New York, given in honor of Jack Lee Scott by Jane McRae Scott, 2003. After a strict academic training as a painter at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, Bouguereau was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1850. This prize enabled him to move […]

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#14 William-Adolphe Bouguereau – Day Dreams



William Bouguereau’s realistic, sometimes sentimental style came to represent the academic tradition in nineteenth century French art.  He was both a commercial and critical success, exhibiting often in the French Salon and serving as President of the French Academy.  His disciplined method of painting entailed the creation of preliminary drawings, precise rendering forms in space […]

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Happy Birthday Mary Cassatt!



Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, which is now part of Pittsburgh, on May 22, 1844.

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