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Alexander Roslin, The Lady with a Fan (The Artist’s Wife), 1768, oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. Source

Here is Marie-Suzanne Giroust looking super coy and sexy in a portrait painted by her Swedish husband. Madame Roslin was also an artist in her own right, working mainly with oils and pastels.

64 days in heaven and hell (131)
Day 44, December 5
A couple of days earlier the weather had improved. It had given Gauguin an opportunity to escape from the Yellow House and find some peace and quiet outside. He made sketches, that he used for paintings that he finished in the studio. 

Paul Gauguin, Paysage près d’Arles (Landscape at Arles), December 1888. Oil on canvas, 72,5 x 92 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Woman reading in bedroom (2012). Johan Patricny (Swedish, born 1976). Oil on canvas.

Patricny enrolled in the Oslo National Academy of Arts, Norway, in 1998. At the time this Academy had started a new class in classical painting. The studies lasted four years. The studies included copying at the Louvre in Paris and at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

At the RA (23)
Skagen summers
The exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden, Monet to Matisse’ moved from Cleveland to London. Some highlights recently seen in London at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Peder Severin Krøyer, Roses (Marie  Krøyer Seated in a Deckchair in the Garden by Mrs Bendsen’s House), 1893. Oil on canvas, 67,5 x 76,5 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Ellen Andrée (2) - A very elegant Parisian Lady
Manet was perhaps, and not unsurprisingly, the first painter to discover the young Ellen Andrée. She was only 18, when Manet made this very stylish portrait of a fearless, confident and modern young Parisian, 

Édouard Manet, La Parisienne (A Parisian Lady), 1875. Oil on canvas, 192 x 125 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden


Monet at Poissy (30)
At the edge
The weather wasn’t helping Monet a lot during his summer painting campaign in Pourville. He had to wait for bright spells with patience. These edge of the cliff views seem to illustrate quite different weather conditions.

Claude Monet, Sur la falaise à Dieppe (On the Cliff of Dieppe), 1882. Oil on canvas, 60 x 100 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
Claude Monet, Sur la falaise à Pourville (On the Cliff at Pourville), 1882. Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Claude Monet, Sur la falaise de Pourville, temps clair (On the Cliff at Pourville, Clear Weather), 1882. Oil on canvas, 64,7 x 80,7 cm. Museum of Modern Art, New York
Claude Monet, Bord des falaises à Pourville (Edge of the cliffs at Pourville),1882. Oil on canvas, 61 x 100 cm. Private collection
Claude Monet, Bords de la falaise à Pourville (Edge of the cliff at Pourville),1882. Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm. Private collection
Claude Monet, Bord de la falaise à Pourville (Cliff near Pourville),1882. Oil on canvas, 60 x 81 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Berthe Morisot’s birthday is coming up!
Morisot stood at the craddle of impressionism and participated in all but one of the impressionist group exhibitions (she wasn’t at the fourth for the simple reason that she had given birth to her daughter Julie a few months earlier).

She was born on 14 January 1841 in Bourges, France.

Berthe Morisot, Jour d’été (Summer’s Day), 1879. Oil on canvas, 45,7 x 75,3 cm. The National Gallery, London
Berthe Morisot, Dame ceuillant des fleurs (Woman picking flowers), 1879. Oil on canvas, 61 x 73,5. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden