What Is He Thinking ?

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818) Casper David Friedrich (1774-1880) was considered the most important landscape painter of his day. He was part of the 19th German Romantic movement. He is best known for best known for his allegorical landscapes which feature individuals lost in thought. Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818) depicts […]

The Who’s Who in Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881

The Luncheon of the Boating Party is unquestionably the best known masterpiece by the impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).  But what is the painting depicting? Where is this mysterious French restaurant? And who are these people ? All good questions to stimulate conversation at you own dinner or luncheon party. The setting itself, Le Maison […]