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Manet examples of great Impressionistic art

The famous French artist, Édouard Manet was born into an upper class household with strong political connections, on 23rd January 1832. As an artist, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. He … Continue reading

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Ultimately, there’s no beatin’ Smeaton!

James Smeaton is a Melbourne-based artist who completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in painting at Monash University in 1985. Since then, Smeaton has exhibited nationally and internationally, including thirteen solo shows which incllude: the William Mora Galleries in … Continue reading

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Compare the Pair #10

“Sometimes I sit and think… and sometimes I just sit,” is a bastardization of an old proverb or saying that escapes my recall for the moment, however; I use this to describe this street art piece.  This has to be … Continue reading

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Hopper birthday to you

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and print-maker. His stark renderings reflected modern American life in his oils, watercolours, print-making and etchings. Hopper was born in upper Nyack, New York, and … Continue reading

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Leonard French – stained glass window artist

The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass as a material or to works produced from it; such as windows of churches and other significant buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany in America specialized in secular stained glass, mostly of plant … Continue reading

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The Swing by Jean Fragonard

One of my biggest faves ever has been Jean Fragonard’s (1732-1806) The Swing. This was painted back in 1767. You can learn more about Fragonard on this Wikipedia page. I could barely control myself when I saw it for the … Continue reading

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