• Art History,  Articles,  Impressionism

    Edouard Manet and Impressionism

    “Concision in art is a necessity and an elegance. The verbose painter bores: who will get rid of all these trimmings?” – Edouard Manet Edouard Manet is sometimes grouped in with the Impressionists of the late nineteenth century art movement,…

  • 19th Century,  Art History,  Reviews

    review: The Subject of a Portrait

    The Subject of a Portrait by John Harvey In the mid-nineteenth century, art critic John Ruskin and his wife, Euphemia (Effie), left their London home bound for a summer in Scotland. Their traveling companions were a set of brothers, one…

  • 15th Century,  Art History,  Reviews

    review: Signora da Vinci

    Signora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell First of all, I have to say it – this is my favorite Robin Maxwell novel! Yes, even more than O, Juliet I’m afraid! I’m so glad to have saved this one for last,…

  • 20th Century,  Art History,  Belle Époque,  Reviews

    review: Madame Picasso

    Madame Picasso by Anne Girard At the close of the opulent Belle Époque era in Paris, Eva Gouel makes her debut as a seamstress/designer at the glamorous cabaret Moulin Rouge, where she first spots Pablo Picasso in the audience. Another…