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On Friday 18th May we'll be at Brasserie Blanc painting Pierre-Auguste Renoir's famous Boating on the Seine. The only way I think this Impressionist masterpiece could be improved is with dogs. Lots of dogs. So enjoy this list of our favourite water-loving canines! Tenuous link to Renoir's original? Maybe, but as if that will stop you [...]
Artist Spotlight: Vincent Van Gogh!
This week we are featuring Vincent Van Gogh as 'Artist of the Week'. Vincent Van Gogh is one of history's most iconic and celebrated artists. With masterpieces such as Starry Night and the Sunflowers, his work is among the most recognisable in popular culture. Vincent was born in Zundert, Holland, on 30 March 1853. Growing up [...]
Our Impressionist paintings!
The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the finest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world. Formed by the pioneering collector Samuel Courtauld, the current collection offers an array of outstanding works charting the development of modern French painting from Monet and Renoir to Seurat and Gauguin. Here the visitor can discover world-famous masterpieces such […]
What is Impressionism?
That’s a good question. Lets try and answer it! In 1874, an exhibition was mounted by a group of artists whose work had been rejected by the Paris Salon. (The Salon had been considered the only serious place to show pictures at the time.) The exhibition included work by Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas and Paul Cezanne artist who are […]
Artist of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is the French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Renoir was a key figure in the Impressionist movement. The Impressionists were characterised by their use of thick brushstrokes, saturated colours and vibrant depiction of light. This group of artists wanted to convey the atmosphere of their subject matter rather than merely copying [...]
Artist of the Week: Quin Sweetman
PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Quin Sweetman. Quin Sweetman is an American artist based in Portland, Oregon. Sweetman uses predominantly drawing, photography and paint to create her figurative works. The artist aims to create a sense of energy in her work; her colourful palette and energetic brushstrokes certainly evoke a sense of vibrancy. The [...]