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My Favorite Artists

Michelangelo

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In my last post on Leonardo da Vinci I spoke of the rivalry he had with Michelangelo.  Both working in Florence, both towering figures fully recognized as such by their […]

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Leonardo da Vinci

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I have spent the first five posts in this “favorite artist” series indulging myself on that marvelous period in European art: the late 19th century. Now it is time to […]

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Edgar Degas

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Along with Manet, Degas is my favorite artist among the impressionist group.  Like Manet, he rejected the label “impressionist” in his early years, though his later work is solidly in […]

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Manet

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Having done proper homage to Monet in my last post, let me turn to my two favorites among the impressionist group: Manet and Degas.  While Monets accomplishment wins my highest […]

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3. Monet

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In my first two posts in this series, I discussed my two favorite post-impressionist artists: Cezanne and Van Gogh. I should now step back a generation to the impressionists themselves, […]

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2. Van Gogh

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In my first “Favorite Artists” blog post on Cezanne I touched on Van Gogh, making a comparison between self-portraits by the two artists.  Since Van Gogh is also a big […]

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1. Paul Cezanne

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The reconciliation of surface and solid form I will begin my blog series on favorite artists with Cezanne because, on balance, he is my #1 favorite.  Really being turned on […]

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