The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An online catalogue raisonné –

The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An online catalogue raisonné -

The Paintings of Paul Cézanne: An online catalogue raisonné –


About the Catalogue: The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, an online catalogue raisonné is the first installment of the artist’s complete works. It capitalizes on the versatility of digital technology and takes Cézanne scholarship in a new direction. The works in this catalogue are organized in five consecutive groups or themes: landscape, portrait, figure composition, still life, and bather.

Catalogue Entries include:


Artistic Inspiration: Jean-Pierre Cassigneul (French, 1935-)

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Jean-Pierre Cassigneul has been painting his extraordinary work since the 1950’s. His first show was in 1952 in Paris, when he was just 17 years old. He is known for creating works of women in floral hats that often reflect the fashion or the trends of the time….Cassignuel paintings embrace the flat, bright colors forming his compositions. The frequent use of a dark outline to define the shape of a sailboat or a woman’s silhouette are reminiscent of woodblock imagery. His subjects are also of everyday scenes as if you have just walked into a moment in time [‘A Closer Look at Jean-Pierre Cassigneul,’ Ackerman’s Fine Art Blog].

Though still living, Cassigneul’s aesthetic reflects that of his predecessors: he was greatly influenced by the early 20th century Post-Impressionist group Les Nabis– Pierre Bonnard, Edourard Vuillard, Maurice Denis, et al- as well as by the work of Dutch Expressionist and Fauvist Kees Van Dongen.



Italian Renaissance Learning Resources- A collaboration between the National Gallery of Art & Oxford University Press

Italian Renaissance Learning Resources

Italian Renaissance Learning Resources  (

About: Italian Renaissance Learning Resources is a free, user-friendly online learning tool that provides authoritative coverage of major themes in Renaissance art. The project is a collaboration between the National Gallery of Art, Washington and Grove Art Online (Oxford University Press), a leading reference on Western and Non-Western visual arts and culture.

The Italian Renaissance Learning Resource site is composed of eight units, each containing multiple essays, images, activities and other supporting resources. The site also contains a number of global tools to assist in reference and navigation.


Features & Highlights:

  • Thematic essays written by NGA staff
  • Glossary of terms
  • 42 primary source texts
  • 300+ images
  • Discussion Questions 
  • Interactive Activities
  • Recommended Resources

Still . . .by ee cummings


i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
.  … . . . . . . . . . . . . i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart…

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L’Agence Photo Reunion des Musees Nationaux – Grand Palais (RMN-GP)

Reunion des musees nationaux (RMN), French National Organization of Art Museums -

Reunion des musees nationaux (RMN), French National Organization of Art Museums – (English version)

Mission: To preserve images of artwork for future generations, to provide the photographic equipment needed to achieve iconographic conservation purposes and to make the images available to all audiences, including individuals, scientists, and other professionals.

About:  Keeping true to its mission, RMN-GP provides open access to nearly 800,000 photographic images of artwork from France’s national and regional museums including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, Chantilly’s Condé Museum and Palais de Beaux Arts of Lille; as from foreign collections such as London’s National Gallery, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dresden’s Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.


Lyonel Feininger, In a Village Near Paris (Street in Paris, Pink Sky), 1909.

Lyonel Feininger (American, active in Germany, 1871–1956), In a Village Near Paris (Street in Paris, Pink Sky), 1909. Oil on canvas, 39 ¾ x 32 in. (101 × 81.3 cm). University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City; gift of Owen and Leone Elliott. © Lyonel Feininger Family, LLC./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Jackson Pollock’s Mural

(Image: Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943. Oil and casein on canvas, 242.9 x 603.9 cm. Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6. University of Iowa Museum of Art. Reproduced with permission from The University of Iowa. On view at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice: Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible (April 23 through November 16, 2015).

It’s “a stampede… [of] every animal in the American West, cows and horses and antelopes and buffaloes. Everything is charging across that goddamn surface.”
—Jackson Pollock

Exhibition Catalogue: Jackson Pollock’s Mural: Energy Made Visible by David Anfam (Thames & Hudson)

Insight into Jackson Pollock’s Mural from conservation scientists and curators at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).

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Artistic Inspiration: John Marin

Shall we consider the life of a great city as confined simply to the people and animals on its streets and in its buildings? Are the buildings themselves dead? … I see great forces at work: great movements; the large buildings and the small buildings; the warring of the great and the small; influences of one mass on another greater or smaller mass…. While these powers are at work pushing, pulling, sideways, downwards, upwards, I can hear the sound of their strife and there is great music being played. And so I try to express graphically what a great city is doing.” –Mari

Artistic Inspiration: John Marin

Vermeer: Master of Light (documentary)

Vermeer: Master of Light (Complete Documentary)

Vermeer: Master of Light is a visual pilgrimage in search of what makes a Vermeer a Vermeer. It is a journey of discovery, guiding the viewer through an examination of three of Johannes Vermeer’s paintings and exploring the “secrets” of his technique. Utilizing the potential of x-ray analysis and infrared reflectography as well as the power of computer technology, the program delves beneath the surface of the paintings to unveil fascinating insights into Vermeer’s work. This film celebrates one of the most extraordinary painters in the history of art. Narrated by Meryl Streep, with commentary by Arthur Wheelock, curator of northern baroque paintings, National Gallery of Art, and David Bull, conservator. This compilation video combines all 5 parts of the Vermeer: Master of Light video podcast series. –The National Gallery of Art

Words of Wisdom: Henry Miller

I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it: we must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and soul. It may be that we are doomed, that there is no hope for us, any of us, but if that is so then let us set up a last agonizing, bloodcurdling howl, a screech of defiance, a war whoop! Away with lamentation! Away with elegies and dirges! Away with biographies and histories, and libraries and museums! Let the dead eat the dead. Let us living ones dance about the rim of the crater, a last expiring dance. But a dance!

Henry Miller (Tropic of Cancer, 1934)