Claude Monet – Pont de l’Europe, Gare Saint-Lazare (1877)

When Georges-Eugène Haussmann, also known as Baron Haussmann, was assigned by Napoleon III to do a makeover of Paris in the mid-19th century, he was met with fierce opposition by the public. The expropriations en masse, the demolitions of entire neighborhoods and the tearing down of the Medieval, insalubrious, narrow streets, disrupted the daily lives…

Berthe Morisot – Julie Daydreaming (1894)

Berthe Morisot (1841 – 1895) was a French artist, the least known member today of the Impressionists’ group that included Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sissley. Morisot developed a great friendship and collaboration with Édouard Manet, posing for him several times through the years. In 1874 she married…

Édouard Manet – Olympia (1863)

Through his revolutionary approach to painting he disrupted the art scene and contributed to the birth of modern art. Édouard Manet (1832 – 1883) was a French painter that broke away from the academic style of painting by showing contemporaneous scenes with ordinary people instead of rendering historical or mythological paintings. His flat style achieved…