French painters
The following is a chronological list of French artists working in visual or plastic media (plus, for some artists of the 20th century, performance art). For alphabetical lists, see the various subcat...
Loving Vincent - Film Trailer
The ambitious animation aims to tell the story of Vincent Van Gogh’s influential but troubled life, using 12 hand-made oil paintings per second that were created in the style of the legendary painter....
Don McLean - Vincent ( Starry, Starry Night) With Lyrics
Don McLean's Vincent (Starry,Starry Night) Almost all images created by Vincent Van- Gogh. Song by Don McLean I in no way assume any credit for song or images.
His Most Iconic Work? Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent Van Gogh
There's a cliché that says a candle burns brightest just before it burns out. That could apply to Vincent Van Gogh and his time spent in Arles. During this chaotic period at the end of his life, he pa...
Spanish Billionaire Jaime Botín Faces Prison for Allegedly Trying to Smuggle a Picasso on His Yacht
In the ongoing legal case against Spanish billionaire Jaime Botín, who’s accused of smuggling a Picasso out of Spain, the prosecutor has requested a four-year prison sentence and a €100 million fine a...
Pierre Bonnard
La Sala Recoletos de Fundación Mapfre acoge una retrospectiva dedicada a Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), una figura decisiva en torno al nacimiento del arte moderno y, a la vez, un artista cuya producción...
Eight Things You May Not Know About Picasso
Pablo Picasso died on April 8, 1973, having become arguably the most famous artist of the 20th century. His productivity was unmatched, with tens of thousands of works to his name, including groundbre...
Claude Monet - Filmed Painting Outdoors (1915)
This is unique film of French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926), painting outdoors, 'en plein air', in his garden at Giverny. The footage is in two segments. Firstly we see the artist o...
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Filmed Painting at Home (1919)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Filmed Painting at Home (1919) This is unique footage of the great Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). He is seen at home, working on a canvas. I'm just...
Edgar Degas - Filmed Walking Down a Paris Street (1915)
This is unique film of the Impressionist painter Edgar Degas captured walking down a street in Paris in 1915. Enjoy!
Stunning Van Gogh-Inspired Land Art Springs To Life In A Minneapolis Meadow
Headed to Minneapolis or St. Paul by plane in the near future? Don’t forget to look out the window—Kansas landscape artist Stan Herd recently completed a stunning large-scale rendition of a Vincent Va...
50,000-Flower Display Marks 125th Anniversary Of Van Gogh's Death
On the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death, institutions across the world are celebrating the Dutch artist's legacy. A portrait of van Gogh made of 50,000 dahlias is on display in Amsterdam ...
The Night Cafe - An Immersive VR Tribute To Vincent Van Gogh
You can literally enter the painting as you take a virtual reality tour of Van Gogh's Night Cafe. Very creative...
Looted By The Nazis, Matisse's 'Seated Woman' Finally Finds Her Way Home
Missing for nearly 75 years, a painting by Henri Matisse is being returned to the family of its rightful owner Friday. Seated Woman belonged to renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled the Nazis i...
Picasso Painting Sells For A Record $179 Million
Pablo Picasso would be a happy man if he were alive today. A painting by the iconic abstract artist sold for a record $179,365,000 at an auction Monday in New York, a Christie's spokesperson said. The...
25 Years After Art Heist, Empty Frames Still Hang In Boston's Gardner Museum
That robbery — which included the loss of three Rembrandts, a Vermeer, a Manet and sketches by Degas — has haunted Boston, law enforcement and the art world ever since. Boston Globe reporter Stephen K...
Impressionism
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists. Their independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s, in spite of harsh...
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Post-Impressionism
Post-Impressionism (also spelled Postimpressionism) is a predominantly French art movement that developed roughly between 1886 and 1905; from the last Impressionist exhibition to the birth of Fauvism....
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Les Nabis
Les Nabis (pronounced nah-) were a group of Post-Impressionist avant-garde artists who set the pace for fine arts and graphic arts in France in the 1890s. Initially a group of friends interested in co...
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Fauvism
Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a loose group of early twentieth-century Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the represen...
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Cubism
Cubism is an early-20th-century avant-garde art movement that revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture. Cubism has been cons...
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Surrealism
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and re...
Nicolas Poussin
Nicolas Poussin ([nikɔlɑ pusɛ̃]; 15 June 1594 – 19 November 1665) was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is charact...
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Antoine Watteau
Jean-Antoine Watteau ([ʒan‿ɑ̃twan vato]; baptised October 10, 1684 – died July 18, 1721), better known as Antoine Watteau, was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in co...
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Francois Boucher
François Boucher ([fʁɑ̃swa buʃe]) (29 September 1703 – 30 May 1770) was a French painter in the Rococo style. Boucher is known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes, decor...
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Edgar Degas
Edgar Degas (/deɪˈɡɑː/ or /ˈdeɪɡɑː/; [ilɛʁ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡɑʁ dəɡɑ]; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas; 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, an...
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Claude Monet
Oscar-Claude Monet (/moʊˈneɪ/; [klod mɔnɛ]; 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the ...
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir (/rɛnˈwɑr/ or /ˈrɛnwɑr/; [pjɛʁ oɡyst ʁənwaʁ]; 25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919), was a French artist who was a leading painter in the developm...
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Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh ([ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑn ˈɣɔx]; 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a major Post-Impressionist painter. A Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th...
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Pablo Picasso
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (/pɪˈkɑːsoʊ, -ˈkæsoʊ/; [ˈpaβlo piˈkaso]; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poe...