Monthly Archives: March 2016

Alfred Jacob Miller and the Rendezvous

It is often strange that a chance meeting or a chance happening can affect one’s life but for my featured artist today his life was changed when he met a man who offered him a chance to go on a … Continue reading

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Félix Vallatton. Part 2. The Nabis, woodcuts and the “dreadful nudes”

During the 1890’s Vallotton, besides painting and writing art criticism, spent much of his time working with woodcuts.  The woodcuts he produced were looked upon as being very innovative and established him as a leading exponent of this type of … Continue reading

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Félix Vallotton. Part 1- The early years and portraiture

The artist whose paintings I am looking at in this blog is the Swiss-born artist and printmaker Félix Edouard Vallotton. Vallatton was born in Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva, in December 1865, three days before the New Year. His … Continue reading

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Federico Zandomeneghi – the Italian Impressionist

When I was in Germany, just before Christmas, I bought myself a desk calendar which gave you a new painting every day.  I was fascinated by today’s picture of a young girl reading entitled Lesendes Mädchen (Girl Reading) by Federico … Continue reading

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