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Henri Matisse and Fauvism as a Precursor of Abstract Expressionism

“Expression, for me, does not reside in passions glowing in a human face or manifested by violent movement. The entire arrangement of my picture is expressive; the place occupied by the figures, the empty spaces around them, the proportions, everything has its share.” Henri Matisse Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his colorful, …

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Religious and Mythological Paintings of Francois Andre Vincent

DECEMBER 30, ON THIS DAY Francois Andre Vincent was a French painter and draughtsman who was one of the leading Neo-classical artists in France during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He is best known for his classical history paintings, especially those depicting episodes from the works of Virgil and Dante, as well as …

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Frederic Bazille’s paintings of figures in landscapes

Abhishek Kumar DECEMBER 06, ON THIS DAY The subject matter is unimportant, provided what I have done is interesting as a painting. I chose the modern era because it is the one I understand best; I find it more alive for people who are alive. Frederic Bazille Frédéric Bazille\’s Self-portrait Frederic Bazille was an Impressionist …

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Georges Seurat Showed his vision of art through Pointillism

DECEMBER 02, ON THIS DAY Harmony is the analogy of contrary and similar elements of tone, of color, and of line, conditioned by the dominant key, and under the influence of a particular light, in gay, calm, or sad combinations. Georges Seurat One of the most important Post-Impressionist painters is Georges-Pierre Seurat. In order to …

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the intoxicating world of Parisian nightlife

NOVEMBER 24, ON THIS DAY People want me to finish things. But I see them in such a way and paint them accordingly. … Nothing is simpler than to complete pictures in a superficial sense. Never does one lie so cleverly as then. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, draughtsman, caricaturist, …

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Claude Monet’s painting “Impression, Sunrise” Gave the term Impressionism

NOVEMBER 14, ON THIS DAY My only merit lies in having painted directly in front of nature, seeking to render my impressions before the most fleeting moments. —— Claude Monet Claude Monet was a French impressionist painter who revolutionised modern painting by emphasising light brushstrokes, vivid colours, and uncomplicated nature. Monet is hailed as one …

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