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The Birth(and Death) of Impressionism – Part Three

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  If you missed them – here are PARTS ONE and TWO Edgar Degas had never concerned himself with earning a living from his art because  he had family money and sold his works as it suited him. But all that changed in 1878 when his father died. After the estate was finally settled […]

13Jun2023 | | 16 comments | Continued
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The Birth (And Death)of Impressionism – Part One

  Early in the 1860s a few young artists began to paint modern life as they saw .They had quietly rejected the idea that art was to tell stories of religious mythology or history. They were not interested in the past. Contrary to popular belief, Impressionism is not a style but an attitude toward the […]

14Apr2023 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Bicycle Gourmet’s 2021 New Years

Bicycle Gourmet’s 2021 New Years – was not the same as all the others enjoyed by your French Cycling Gourmet. There were two big differences in this 2021 New Years for Da BG. And all the resident froggies as well. Happily, neither were related to shortages of Champagne,fois gras, truffles, and all those other staples […]

1Jan2021 | | 11 comments | Continued