June 24, 2022

How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today. While much of the groundbreaking genre was impressively original, Impressionists, like most artists, found inspiration in other forms of art—namely, in Japanese woodblock prints. Here, we explore the ways in which Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” inspired the Impressionists in terms of content, style, and approach, culminating in a creative and timelessly artistic relationship.

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November 26, 2021

15 Famous Impressionist Paintings That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Style

Most of art history can be traced to the formation of different art movements. From the drama of the Baroque to the emotion of Romanticism, these movements reflect the views of the time. Then, in the 1870s, a new revolutionary style emerged, called Impressionism. Led by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, this groundbreaking movement went against the painting standards of the time.

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April 21, 2021

One of Monet’s Iconic Water Lilies Paintings Is Expected To Sell For $40M at Sotheby’s

Claude Monet’s Water Lilies series is arguably the most iconic and celebrated imagery of the Impressionist movement. The legendary French artist painted each colorful scene en plein air—or “outside”—resulting in stunning compositions that capture ponds and floating flora in natural light. Today, the collection of 250 large-scale oil paintings is showcased in museums and galleries around the world. However, one painting from the series has reappeared for public auction.

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February 26, 2021

Never-Before-Exhibited Vincent van Gogh Painting Will Be on View and Up for Auction

The works of Vincent van Gogh are prized around the world. His paintings in museums—such as The Starry Night and Sunflowers—draw thousands of visitors a day. Recently, a painting by the legendary artist has emerged from a private collection. Known as Scène de rue à Montmartre (Impasse des Deux Frères et le Moulin à Poivre), the painting depicts a street scene in Montmartre, Paris.

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