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Tag Archives: France

In the Gallery: Café L’Avenue, Paris by Richard E. Miller

Jun

25

Written by Jocelyn Boigenzahn, Curatorial Intern Richard E. Miller was an American painter who holds a high place in the American School of Impressionism, he was especially known for his paintings of female figures in sunlit interiors.  While in Paris he became an integral part of the American Impressionist art colony — there he lived, […]

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Happy Birthday Edgar Degas!

Jul

19

Edgar Degas was born on July 19, 1834 in Paris, France to a wealthy family, his mother, Celestine Musson de Gas, and his father, Augustin de Gas, a banker. Degas took painting very seriously at a young age and by 18 had turned a room in his house into his painting room.

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Happy Birthday Camille Pissarro

Jul

10

Camille Pissarro was born 7/10/1830 in the Danish West Indies, the son of a French-Portuguese merchant and a Creole woman. At age twelve he was sent to a boarding school in Passy, where he took his first…

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In the Gallery – Charles Joseph Natoire: The Awakening of Venus

Jun

12

This classically themed painting of The Awakening of Venus is the epitome of Charles Natoire French Rococo style. As a student at the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture…

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Late Night Bon Voyage for Monet was a Misfit. Renoir was a Rebel. Pissaro was a Punk.

May

02

It’s true! The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will stay open until Midnight on Saturday, May 5, giving you one last opportunity to see…

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Happy Birthday Frederick Carl Frieseke!

Apr

07

A dancer, sitting legs crossed upon a stool, holds a mirror up to her face. Lifting her hand to her lips, she applies lipstick just before going on stage. She is clothed in a soft pink garment that slips down to reveal her pale shoulder. The woman is surrounded by pink, blue and white floral drapery…

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