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—"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things."
1834 — 1917
Two Dancers on a Stage, 1874
July 19, 1834
September 27, 1917
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Man on a couch
Self Portrait with Fedora
Young Woman with Ibis
Portrait of Estelle Balfour
Head of a Yound Woman
Study of a Seated Woman
Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon
Two Dancers on a Stage
The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage
Dancers Practicing at the Barre
Mademoiselle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs
Portrait of Zacherie Zacharian
Father of Horror, Father of Fantasy
A return to stained-glass grace
The beautiful weirdness of nature
Can you run a socialist company in a capitalist economy?
The artists of
Berthe Morisot — The soul of Impressionism
Mary Cassatt — The unflinching embrace of motherhood
Edgar Degas — "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things."
Pierre-Auguste Renoir — A self-taught painter struggles through poverty and war
Claude Monet — Painting nature from a small boat
Édouard Manet — A rebellious painter shocks the French Salon and courts his brothers wife
Camille Pissarro — Peaceful anarchist, advocate of the working man
Alfred Sisley — Why did we forget about Alfred Sisley?
François Auguste René Rodin — "Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump"
Cecilia Beaux — The 'new woman' in painting
Marie Bracquemond — A passionate Impressionist's legacy buried by her husband
Henry Ossawa Tanner — A quiet man transcends racism to bring art back to religion
Anna Ancher — Quiet portraits of daily life
Lê Phổ — Envisioning a pastel eden
John Singer Sargent — Portrait Painter Extraordinaire