A collection of 35 posts
Magnificent Mansions – Château de Versailles
Few palaces rival France’s "Château de Versailles" for sheer opulence. Located on the outskirts of Paris, this former home of French kings was commissioned by Louis XIV, who moved the nation’s government to Versailles in 1682 and wanted a palace to match the glory of his reign.
How an Art History Teacher Solved Two of the Biggest Mysteries about Van Gogh using Genealogical skills
Did Vincent Van Gogh really cut off his ear or did he only take a small slice? Did Gauguin take if off in a duel following a fight the two artists had that fateful night? Read to know the real story behind this mystery.
Mystery, intrigue and crime surrounds Alfred Sisley and his beautiful Impressionist paintings: Part Two
Part 2 of the mysteries and crimes surrounding the paintings of Alfred Sisley we learn that many of his paintings are most likely being hidden by the villagers in the French town when Sisley lived. And we also learn about his most famous painting stolen several times. Image credit: sartle.com
Mystery, intrigue and crime surrounds Alfred Sisley and his beautiful Impressionist paintings: Part One
Alfred Sisley might very well ponder where all his paintings have disappeared to. Today Andrew and I start unravelling the mysteries and crimes surrounding the beautiful Impressionist paintings of Sisley. Image credit: wikiart.org
A rare work of art from a chance meeting......
Today we have special permission from two sisters in California to showcase a very rare, very beautiful portrait of their French mother by Julie Manet - the little known daughter of French Impressionist Berthe Morisot. Image copyright: Chantal Sagouspe and Claudine Mariscotti.
At Home with Pierre and his Clocks: the Passion
If you love clocks this post is for you. It brings you a selection of "French Four-Glass" clocks from the last quarter of the C19th. The clocks belong to "Pierre" so you will also get an insight into the passion of a clock collector. Photo: Pierre
Past Post: No 11 July 2018: An Australian Connection to Van Gogh; The Colour Wheel and Colour Revolutionaries
Emily Koenders, Australian artist, is going to head today's Past Posts 2018. Related to Van Gogh Emily brings her artistic heritage to us in the form of birds and animals. We also talk colour and visit the "Colour Revolutionaries". Image: facebook.com/emily-koenders-art-gallery