Wednesday 30th March 2016 at 17:34
Still Lifes
France has been the Mecca for artists over the last 150 years and has attracted artists from all over the world. These charming Still Lifes may not be masterpieces but they are painted by talented artists.
Paris was the place that inspired many of the would be artists - especially from the mid of the 19th century to the early part  of the  20th century during which time most of these paintings were done.
It was the advent of the impressionist movement in France that inspired artists from all around the world. This new an exciting movement was quite different 
from the previous more precise techniques of the established artists who preferred to remain in their Studios.
These new modern artists loved to paint ordinary, everyday objects  with  an emphasis on natural light. They became known for  painting `en plein air` and developed a completely new way of  depicting the changing light - they abandoned traditional technics.
These Still Life paintings are not by Monet, Manet, Degas, Morisot or Pissarro, to mention just a few, but are certainly influenced by  the famous artists of the time.