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Famous Impressionists

With “The Birth of Impressionism” being such a big exhibition earlier this year at the de Young museum in San Francisco and now at the Frist Center in Nashville, it seemed fitting to discuss some of the most famous Impressionists.  Of course to start, there is Claude Monet painter of Impression, Sunrise – the work from which the movement Impressionism got its name.  Monet later went on to create such famous masterpieces as those in his Water Lilies series and The Japanese Bridge.  Paul Cezanne, Alfred Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Camille Pissarro were also among those considered the original Impressionists.  Mary Cassatt, known mainly for her paintings of mothers and …..

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At Home with the Artists

One of the best ways to get in touch with artists and their work is to see where they lived.  Today the homes of many famous artists have been made into museums which give tours so that visitors can see the environment where artists created some of their most famous works.  One of the most famous artist homes and studios is the home of Claude Monet in Giverny, France.  Here visitors can wander through his famous gardens, over the Japanese footbridge and gaze at floating water lilies as if to set foot in one of his paintings.  His most famous scenes captured on canvas exist to this day in addition …..

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