St. Peter-Montmart
Maurice Utrillo -- Ancient Paris -- More Paris art is HERE
Château de Chillon 
Cartes Postales can be art too
Château de Chillon - Oil on Board

Château de Chillon et dents du Midi -- Lac Léman, Switzerland
Vue d'au-dessus de Montreux -- Vue du Château (1775)

The Dents du Midi (French: "The Teeth of the South") is a mountain chain situated in the Chablais Alps in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is composed of seven distinct summits and reaches a height of 3257 metres (10,686 feet). Dominating the Val-d'Illiez and the Rhône Valley, to the south it faces the Lac de Salanfe, an artificial reservoir. Geologically it makes up a part of the massif Haut-Giffre. Chateau de Chillon is a beautiful historic (thirteenth-century) castle on a small rocky island in Lake Geneva (also known as Lac Léman) near the popular Swiss resort/arts town Montreux (one hour by train from Geneva and a ten-minute car ride).âteau_de_Chillon FYI: some say this is the spot that inspired M. Shelly's novel Frankenstein, written during the year of no summer.

Eugène Galien-Laloue

Unknown location - England ? The first Impressionist painting in the Blanton's collection (seen here on the right), Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin's Environs de Paris is on view at the Blanton Museum of Art's new location, as it was at the old location (since mid-2004). The work was a gift to Mrs. Johnson (Ladybird) from her husband, the late President Lyndon B. Johnson. It hung in the White House during the Johnson administration. Guillaumin, the last surviving member of the French Impressionist movement (he died in 1927), counted among his friends and colleagues Pissarro, Cezanne and Van Gogh. Called a "furious colourist" by some critics, Guillaumin is known for his landscapes with shimmering light and vibrant, otherworldly color, and super-heated skies.

Place de la Concorde in the rain -- looking North
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Claude Monet
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Eugène Galien-Laloue


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White Horse Inn

In the book Not all Art is French, Italian or American (written by Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds, among others) -- I have a mystery for you: George Price Boyce painted this picture of "The White Horse Inn" (1867) -- George Price Boyce of London (24 September 1826–1897) was a British watercolor painter of landscapes and vernacular architecture in the Pre-Raphaelite style. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (also known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The three founders were joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form the seven-member "brotherhood." Boyce was a patron of Rossetti. Rossetti, who disliked working out of doors borrowed Boyce's sketches to provide the background for his watercolor "Writing on the Sand (1858)" Boyce's diary has become a major source of information on Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His sister was also a painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

I assume this is a picture of the famous White Horse Inn in Cambridge, England, but I am not sure -- anyone know for sure ? The spire in the distant looks like the smaller tower of Our Lady and the English Martyrs (a Roman Catholic church in Cambridge), which is just north of the Kings College area. The tavern structure was torn down in 1870 as the college (Kings College) it sat next to expanded. The White Horse Tavern or White Horse Inn was in the 16th century the meeting place in Cambridge for English Protestant reformers who discussed Lutheran ideas. These discussions occurred as early as 1521. The group of university dons who met there were nicknamed 'Little Germany' in reference to their discussions of Luther. These discussions led to the Anglican Church.

Among those who attended these meetings were the future Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, the future Bishop of Worcester, Hugh Latimer and the reformers Robert Barnes and Thomas Bilney. The group was not confined to those associated with the reform movement of the next two decades, however, and also included future conservatives like Stephen Gardiner, the future Bishop of Winchester. Others who met at the tavern included Miles Coverdale, Matthew Parker, William Tyndale, Nicholas Shaxton, John Rogers and John Bale.

As it turned out, most of the men who originally met at the White Horse Inn were martyred in later years, and as one writer put it, these men "would offer their lives to procure the truths of faith that they rallied for over pints of ale in that Cambridge pub." Thus this was no ordinary pub. Here, these young scholars were not merely allowed to experience the cool refreshment following a single day's labor, but were somehow, by God's grace, able to taste of the powers of the coming age, and to drink deeply from the water of life.

New: 16ème Juin 2009 -- revised last 02/14/18

Paris over 130 years ago: Van Gogh
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Claude Monet-Port of Dieppe-Evening
Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin-Paris Pont Marie
Armand Guillaumin-Paris Pont Marie