Most of us love The Impressionists and find their paintings so relaxing and uplifting where the colours come out to greet you and take you back deep into the images that some of the world's most famous and well known painters have created.
If there was An Impressionists Dinner, sitting around the table would be artists such as: Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot, Julie Manet, Mary Cassatt, Marie Bracquemond. And with them the contemporaries such as English artist Sherree Valentine Daines and American Erin Hanson. Wouldn't you just love to be at that table with them or even serving the food and drink and being able to eavesdrop?
Our first Past Post today is an Australian painter who was not only an exceptional painter in the Impressionistic style but taught the likes of Henri Matisse how to understand and use colour.
His name is John Russell and thanks to Jane who discovered him two years ago we can bring you a little of his story.
Fast forward to contemporary times and I will share with you my discovery of a Modern Impressionist American artist Erin Hanson who is credited with inventing Open Impressionism.
You will find the Past Posts today a blaze of colour - just like being in a lolly shop.