I have recently come across a wonderful Facebook page produced by a samll, independent family art project and small business based in Brazil called Arts&Emotions.
They love to research and share known and, more particularly, unknown art, mainly by the old masters. They recognise that many people can't get to big museums to see amazing art and so are passionate about sharing art in this way with anyone who appreciates it!
As part of that objective, they have produced a number of videos which showcase the detail in various Impressionist’s works. Each one is a slideshow set to wonderful classical music, running for 3 to 4 minutes.
Each one is a peaceful and beautiful meditation highlighting the fascinating detail in the works of these artists.
The Facebook site features Berthe Morisot, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Pisaarro, Renoir, Seurat, Degas, Sisley, Vermeer and many others.
Some of them feature one particular aspect of the artist’s work, such as Manet’s flowers, or Monet’s cityscapes, or Pisarro's landscapes.
But not everyone is on Facebook! So I have corresponded with one of the staff members at this faculty, 1 and they have agreed to load a number of their videos to their YouTube channel. We thank them for giving us permission to share them with you (without having to be on Facebook).
Every now and then I will bring you one or two of these videos as they are well worth watching!
I think that being set to classical music allows a heightened level of appreciation of each artist's genius. They remind us that beauty is all around us!
I hope you like the first two that I have chosen, Degas' Ballerinas and Renoir's Flowers.
(Make sure the sound button on both your computer and the video is switched on!)
Many thanks to Art&Emotions for making these wonderful videos and to Dany for loading them to YouTube for us all to appreciate!
If you are on Facebook you can view the full list of the videos by clicking here.