A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written about 1595–96 and published in 1600. This story was depicted many times, namely by the painter John Simmons. « Theseus, duke of Athens, has conquered Hippolyta, … Continue reading →
Delpozo’s dress and Claude Monet’s painting “Sunset at Pourville, open city” in 1882. The French artist (1840-1926) painted many times Pourville. I made a different version of the set. Pourville is a seaside resort in the municipality of Hautot-sur-mer, in … Continue reading →
Halloween’s origin dates back to the Ancient Druidic (Celtic) festival of Samhain taking place in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. On the night of October 31, about 2000 years ago, people celebrated Samhain. They believed that the ghosts of the deads … Continue reading →
Bastille day is a French national holiday celebrated each year on the July 14th. In France, we call this day the “Fête Nationale” or “Fête du 14 juillet”. It commemorates the storming of the Parisian prison, named Bastille in 1789. … Continue reading →
Will Cotton (born in 1965) is an American painter whose favourite subjects are sugar (candies, pastries…) and female nudes. Besides painting (oil on linen), he draws and sculpts. He creates surrealistic landscapes teeming with candies and pastries.
Edna Crompton (1882-1952) was an American artist and illustrator from the “Golden Age of illustration“. She painted with oil on canvas, portraits of women. Mainly in the 1920s, her oil paintings were used as covers in American magazines like The Saturday Evening … Continue reading →
The Irish painter John Lavery (1856-1941) made a portrait of his wife Lady Lavery in 1922. It is a delicate, charming and graceful paint. The warm light emanating from Lady Lavery is somptuous and contrasts with the dark background. The lady is very elegant with a steamy dress. The transparence and movement of the dress as well as the lady’s face are wonderful.
Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was a French painter, illustrator and designer . He admired the works of Van Gogh, Gauguin and Impressionist painters. He wasn’t really a Fauvist painter : he only adhered to the Fauve movement during three years until … Continue reading →