2016…going, going GONG!

While people around the world have different customs for celebrating the first day of the year, almost all “ring in the new year” in some fashion or another. Some light fireworks,

Jean Duquoc

Jean Duquoc is a French-born painter who draws inspiration from the land, seas and skies of Brittany, France. His recent work has exploded on the art scene with particular critical favor and popular support.

Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur was a French artist (an animalière (painter of animals)) and sculptor, known for her artistic realism. Her most well-known paintings are Ploughing in the Nivernais, first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1848, and now at Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Horse Fair (in French: Le marché aux chevaux), which was exhibited at the Salon of 1853 (finished in 1855) and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Bonheur is widely considered to be the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century.

Simon Vouet

Simon Vouet (French: 9 January 1590 – 30 June 1649) was a French painter and draftsman, who today is perhaps best remembered for helping to introduce the Italian Baroque style of painting to France.

Henri Dupre

Henri Dupre was a 20th century French impressionist artist known for his beautiful landscape paintings that are characteristic of the impressionist movement. Impressionism is an art movement that originated in Paris in the mid-19th century and rose to popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century. Impressionist artists capture the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. Many impressionist painters like Dupre depict outdoor scenes in bright and vibrant color. Dupre is a well-listed highly collectible artist.

Jean-Honore Fragonard

The French painter Jean-Honore Fragonard was born in Grasse in 1732 as the son of a perfume maker. Fragonard was taught by the important painter François Boucher, who instructed him in the necessary foundations for his shining career as a painter for the French court. But his luck did not last very long: Due to the French revolution in summer 1789, Fragonard lost his aristocratic clientèle and had to flee back to his home town, taking all his pictures with him. Until 1898 these were hanging in the Villa Fragonard.

Bernard Buffet was born July 10, 1928 in Paris, died on October 4, 1999 in Tourtour (Var – France). In December 1943, he entered the « Ecole Nationale Superieure des

Édouard Manet Édouard Manet (US /mæˈneɪ/ or UK /ˈmæneɪ/; French: [edwaʁ manɛ]; 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century

Claude Lorrain Claude Lorrain (French: [klod lɔ.ʁɛ̃]; born Claude Gellée [ʒəle], dit le Lorrain; traditionally just Claude in English; c. 1600 – 23 November 1682) was a French painter, draughtsman