Courtauld Impressionists @National Gallery 16/1/19

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Don Quixote and Sancho Panza 1868-72

The shapes on this!!! Love

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Recording Woman at a Window mostly as an NB on the messed up power dynamic between artist and model.

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Heightening the colour palette in response to the quality of light.!!!!

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I love this life… I love the Salons, the noise, the lights, the celebrations, the colours.

Bartender standing in front of a mirror: but note the mirror image doesn’t reflect what we see happening in front of it. Why? Mistake? Indifference? ‘One of the most puzzling pieces in Western art’.

Music in the Tuileries Gardens, 1862

Is this one of the ones that Charles Ephrussi is visible in? (cf Hare with Amber Eyes)

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‘Dissatisfied with the Impressionists’ intuitive responses to light and colour, Seurat sought to rationalise their approach based on the idea that opposing colours enhance one another… ‘ – ironic, because Seurat’s colours seem limp and emotionless to me compared to say Monet’s Sailboat in the Argenteuil Basin or even simpler-paletted stuff like Cezanne Lac d’ Annecy.

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When you’re trying to pay attention to the opera but your gentleman companion is absolutely steaming and keeps going on about the cherubs on the ceiling…

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Forever interested in how all these artists knew each other. Were they masters of networking? Were they lucky that their friend groups made it? Did they all manage to bring each other up?

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Collecting more info on Gauguin’s dodgy relationships and dynamics with woc abroad.

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Hilarious caption

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The one I’m always waiting for. Not to be a cliche but I totally don’t care.

His lines + colour = emotion so densely packed it feels tangibly solid.

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