It was a collection of work by Vincent from the two-year period when he was in Paris and a few he painted after. There were also work by other artists that he came into contact with at that time or was inspired by. Interesting was the Japanese prints…and there was a beautiful Monet of long twig-like trees and a laundress girl with wonderful composition by Toulouse-Lautrec. It was my first time in this private Gallery, which took a good while to find and amazingly was for free! Hurray!! Anytime I can see more of Vincents art I’m happy!
I found out about L.S. Lowry from watching one of my faveourite shows, Antiques Roadshow, and was delighted that the Tate Britain had a show of his work in the summer. I like his paintings, especially the people! However the colours are very muted and overall grey-ish, but then again it was the industrial age he was painting, so thats exactly the right mood!
Giverny, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, flowers everywhere!! Must be a million irises there, in all colours, not to mention red poppies all over and all other amazing flowers! No wonder Monet moved there and did such amazing paintings. I want to move there too.. 🙂
The garden was beautiful! And looked just like his paintings!! Took a million photographs there and did some sketches of them in oil pastel and watercolour. A really magical peaceful place. Also here, entrance tickets showing interior of Monet’s house. No photographs were allowed inside which is understandable, but he had a beautiful house with plants growing up along the walls outside and inside wonderful colours, like the kitchen was yellow and blue throughout! Beautiful tiles by the stove.