Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.

“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment” ~ Claude Monet. Monet is my all-time favorite artist. I love his view of Impressionism and the way he painted it. I have the canvas, Woman With a Parasol, in my home.

ACTUAL POSTER FROM THE MID-50’S ISSUED BY SENATOR JOSEPH MCCARTHY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE RED SCARE AND ANTI COMMUNIST WITCH HUNT IN WASHINGTON.  ALL ARTISTS WERE SUSPECT.  (SOURCE: CHRISBATTLEART, VIA ANGELARECADA)

True-ism: Actual poster from the issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy at the height of the Red Scare and anti communist witch hunt in Washington. All artists were suspect but the irony of this, is that Senator Joseph McCarthy was the one who was dangerous!

Gaston La Touche, Girl in Contemplation c. 1898

Gaston la Touche a maiden in contemplation 1898 Art Inconnu - Little-known and under-appreciated art.: Gaston La Touche - “A maiden in contemplation” 1898

Henri Matisse at work on new projects in 1953, when he was 83. Photo by Hélène Adant/Rapho

Matisse master with the scissors. Matisse at work (with the innocence of a child but the skill of an accomplished artist) at his paper cut outs in his studio at Nice,

angel by abbott handerson thayer

Abbott Henderson Thayer American Artist I think the painting that used to hang above our fire place in Birmingham was a Thayer. All of his angels have such beautiful faces.

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