Thursday, January 28, 2016

With The Works Of The Masters

This is an oil painting by Paul Cezanne, entitled Road At Auvers-sur-Oise, painted circa 1873-74. Cezanne had moved to the small village at the time.

Vincent Van Gogh painted this, simply titled Iris, in 1890.

Here we have Rock Needle Seen Through The Porte d'Aval, Etretat, painted in 1886. It is one of the Gallery's oil paintings by the master, Claude Monet.

This last one might shock the Sisters Of Little Or No Mercy. It's by Henri Matisse, an oil painting titled Nude On A Yellow Sofa. It was done in 1926.


  1. Claude Monet is one of my favourite artists!

  2. These artists are among the best that the world have had.


  3. A really nice collection of some of the greats!

  4. Só apreciar estas maravilhosas obras primas desses artistas imortais. São gênios da bela arte
    Tenha um bom dia William
    Um abraço

  5. I love the Cezanne, I can see it sitting nicely on my wall...

  6. There are more copies of Van Gogh's Iris than most :) 1926 was the time of the artistic nude, this one is particularly voluptuous William :)

  7. Interesting to see photos from the end of the 1800's and then one in the 1920's. I'd never noticed the expression on the woman's face in the Matisse. Wonder what she is thinking!


  8. The Van Gogh makes me think of the exhibit I visited up in Massachusetts last year.

  9. @Linda: he is a great one.

    @Tomas: they certainly are.

    @Halcyon: indeed!

    @Gracita: thank you!

    @Geoff: if only!

    @Grace: Vincent did seem to paint them often.

    @Janis: "is there a draft in here?"

  10. I am no 'sister of Little or no Mercy', but the Matisse is quite ugly... The first three are simply amazing: great collection!

  11. Thanks for sharing all this beautiful art with us William.

  12. The museum has some beautiful masterpieces!

  13. It impresses me when I see a piece of art done by Monet and other famous painters.

  14. @Revrunner: I've always liked Van Gogh's style.

    @VP: I think Matisse is starting to get into the era when art becomes less appealing to me personally. I do like this one, but the style was moving in a different direction. I have a stronger reaction to Picasso, of whom the Gallery has two or three works. I get that it's art, but Picasso really doesn't appeal to me.

    @Tanya: thanks!

    @Luis: you're welcome.

    @Sharon: it certainly does.

    @Red: the Monet's my favourite of these. His style really stands out so well.

  15. Thank you for daring to fill a post with such worthy shares, William

  16. Great art works! Van Gogh is my favorite artist. Love his paintings!

  17. I like all of them, but Monet is still my favorite. Also Degas.

  18. This reminds me of my Art History classes I took in college...happy days!

  19. I'm actually going to the NAC tomorrow. Not time for this, though. Thanks goodness for photos!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  20. @Cloudia: you're welcome!

    @Tamago: I figured showing a Van Gogh was a good idea.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @EG: they all did.

    @Ciel: indeed!

    @Norma: I'll have to look for a Degas next time.

    @RedPat: indeed!

    @Lauren: those are classes I never took.

    @Jennifer: have fun!

    @Tex: thanks!

  21. These are all wonderful paintings by great artists.

  22. Now these are my kind of paintings.

  23. Lovely! I really like all the frames on these paintings too.

  24. These are all familiar names. We have Gustove Ciabollette on display here at The Kimbell.(sp). He was a wonderful French impressionist, but he was wealthy and didn't sell his most folks haven't heard of him. He died young and left his paintings to Renior . We are going to Paris in the Spring. Looking forward to the museums.

  25. @Jan: I quite agree.

    @Beth: that one is lovely.

    @Susan: mine too.

    @Gill: that does seem popular.

    @Lois: yes, they've been well framed!

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Janey: I'll have to look him up.

  26. Quite a nice collection. I sometimes wonder how many paintings these artists made so that every major museum has a couple and some have many.

  27. Wonderful works of art William. My favourite is the Cezanne - it makes me want to walk on down that road.

  28. I'm always excited to see Impressionist works. I love Monet but I'm also partial to Van Gogh flowers. Nice selection!

  29. I like the pictures but the last one. Truly I would not display the last one on my wall but back in those years. They admired a women's body nude back then. As a very unique painting of pleasure.

  30. Wonderful art collection by masters. I love the charming simplicity of Van Gogh's 'Iris'.

  31. Are these pieces on permanent display there? If so, they appear to have quite a collection.

  32. @Jack: they would have been quite productive.

    @Dianne: it's a terrific painting.

    @Kay: thank you!

    @Carolann: thanks.

    @Gemma: so do I.

    @Pat: yes, the permanent galleries keep these ones out on display. Every once in awhile a painting will get some time off in the vaults, though.