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Retired and enjoying my free time to paint. I love the French Impressionism era. Monet, Renoir, Bazille and Manet are some of my favorites.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Book worth the read

Impressionist Quartet: The Intimate Genius of Manet and Morisot, Degas and Cassatt:  Author Jeffery Meyers

Just completed this book and it brings out wonderful detail on the inner circles of the impressionists and how they worked and socialized with each other. Enjoyed ready how Manet had a inner passion for Bertha Morisot, however being himself married did not bring it further. However, he did convince her to marry his brother so that she would be close to the family and that she did. She had strong feelings for Manet and found being close to him was sufficient.Degas was an interesting personality that at times was difficult to understand. His relation with the others and Cassatt is by far a wonderful experience.

 Sal Valenti

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