The café concert, c. 1879 // Edouard Manet. Manet was the quintessential "painter of modern life," a phrase coined by his contemporary, the French poet Charles Baudelaire
The Pont Neuf, Paris, 1902, Othon Friesz. French Fauvist Painter (1879 - 1949). Othon Friesz was born in Le Havre in 1879. Over the years Friesz abandoned his former nature-orientated concept in favour of works formed by Fauvism.
Books Worth Reading
“Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.” ― Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays
Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive the war. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of I, Claudius. Graves died at the age of 90 in 1985, a model Daguerreotype boyfriend if there ever was one. Submitted by rrendyourheart
St. Louis de Montfort (1673 – 1716) was a French priest and known in his time as a preacher and author, whose books are still widely read. He also had a very strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and was prepared to risk his life for it. While the saint is best known for his spiritual writings, he was also a poet and during his missions managed to compose more than 20,000 verses of hymns.
Rings of Interest
The Printmaker Vallotton in His Workshop, Edouard Vuillard. French Nabi Painter (1868 - 1940)
Aristide Maillol. (1861-1944) was a French sculptor, painter, and printmaker. His models in painting were among the best of the Italian Renaissance. Maillol portrayed his female sitters through the lens of Leonardo da Vinci and Ghirlandaio.