Sunday, April 1, 2012

Return! and Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926) II

Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois

Well, hello there readers. It's been a long while since my last update. And I suppose, for those who may be interested, I should explain my extended posting slumber.

To pick up from my previous post, I had begun a new job and moved within New York City, which took up a significant amount of my free time; but then, just a couple of months later, I moved a second time: to Paris. Now, even to this minute, I'm not completely certain why I made that cross-Atlantic move, but, nevertheless, here I am. And here I've spent all this time becoming acclimated to my new home. 

Having achieved some level of comfort in France, I want to attempt to reanimate this site, though I can't promise that it will be very daily in the next, few weeks, as the engine of my habitude has to warm up. 

So, introductions aside, let's late-start this year with my favorite French painter, Claude Monet. 

A Corner of the Apartment

At the Parc Monceau

Bed of Chrysanthemums

The Bodmer Oak, Fontainebleau Forest



  1. Oh wow I can't believe you are back.... & not only that but you are in Paris now! How wonderful! I always enjoyed your Daily Artist Blog & will look forward to its continuation, but I hope maybe you will also share some things from Paris as well. Either way I am glad you are back!

  2. Sally, thank you so much for your kind words! It's been quite a long while, and I was never certain of a return, but I want to give it a shot. Though, as I said in the post, it'll be a bit before this is truly daily again.

  3. Chang, thank you! Glad to be back.

  4. I just discovered site today after looking for a way to get daily SOUL food of art. Your posts are exactly what I want/need. I'm no artist but I am an amatuer lover of visual calling forth. I do hope you keep up your Blog on a fairly regular basis. You are sharing your gift with those of us who need help accessing another dimension of being spiritually human!

  5. Bonnie, thank you very much for your kind comments. As I mentioned in the post, I'll keep updating, but I've just been traveling so much that it's sometimes difficult creating a steady stream for Daily Artist. Glad to hear you made it here so unorthodoxly!

  6. I really like Monet's Chrysanthemums - so colorful with only the flowers in the painting. Aren't there quite a few French artists who have done paintings of Chrysanthemums? Is there particular significance of these flowers?

  7. Please come back again. Art blogs other than this one frighten me.

  8. found your blog while researching Nighhawks by Hopper.
    had a look thru the artists.. wonderful eclectic mix.
    great resource for my students and classes.
    read your last pots (almost a year ago).
    i hope you are well and enjoying life in Paris!

  9. Bonnie, apologies for the late reply. Flowers often hold a lot of significance in art. But I think that often times it's just a mode or a personal interest that spurs a particular artist or group of artists to feature a certain flower more often than others. I believethat was the case with Monetand chrysanthemums. As for the flower's long history, I'm not sure, but I'll ask some friends of mine who are art historians, and if I find out, I'll get back to you.

  10. Jeff, I'm back, though I hope I'm not too late.

  11. Mr. Hogan, thanks for your lovely comment and well-wishes. I'm back and will be glad to give your students more fodder, if they're interested.