They are not that old, the Impressionists, the most known Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas and Manet. I am guilty of looking a bit down on the 19-century artists in general perhaps because when I was a child, I saw them everywhere. I used to think: “How many of the Monet’s Nympheas or Degas’s dancers do one want to see?”
So I had a long break with the impressionists, admiring the old masters instead.
Until…last year I was “forced” to examine a wonderful work by Manet, to look closer and learn the story of the painting. Learned more in-depth about the impressionist’s movement. And I was impressed. And yes when in Paris in January, I had to visit Musee D’Orsey, featuring Degas.
I am still loving my dreaming about future and predicting the trends. However, as the wise say, you need to know where do you come from to know where you are going. Revising the past from yet another angle can be useful from time to time!
And having a peek at the dadaism now! Who doesn’t have an opinion on Salvator Dali? And do today’s artists also challenge artistic norms and question the role of the artist in the artistic process?
Featured artwork by Christian Schad
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Meet Emilie Janda
Hello! My name is Emilie Janda. I love art and interiors and I work with people all over the world who are in search of adding meaningful personal touch, inspiration, and beauty to their homes and lives.
I live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The French Riviera. Cote d'Azur where the sea is turquoise and where I find a never-ending inspiration from the picturesque medieval villages, from the laid back lifestyle on the coast and from staying grounded in the middle of the luxury temptations.