Vermeer the master of them all …


Fine Art History 
I was about eight years of age, when at Botanical College, I first experienced the fun from Drawing, with my Art teacher Mr Ellison ….I have never forgotten his enthusiasm and tips … “if you use yellow, you’re a jolly good fellow; if you use black, put it back ..”

The Master of them all ~ Yan

Together with Breughal  the Elder In the late 1860s Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and others began painting landscapes and river scenes in which they tried to dispassionately record the colours and forms of objects as they appeared in natural light at a given time. These artists abandoned the traditional landscape palette of muted greens, browns, and grays and instead painted in a lighter, sunnier, more brilliant key. They began by painting the play of light upon water and the reflected colours of its ripples, trying to reproduce the manifold and animated effects of sunlight and shadow and of direct and reflected light that they observed. In their efforts to reproduce immediate visual impressions as registered on the retina, they abandoned the use of grays and blacks in shadows as inaccurate and used complementary colours instead. More importantly, they learned to build up objects out of discrete flecks and dabs of pure harmonizing or contrasting colour, thus evoking the broken-hued brilliance and the variations of hue produced by sunlight and its reflections. Forms in their pictures lost their clear outlines and became dematerialized, shimmering and vibrating in a re-creation of actual outdoor conditions. And finally, traditional formal compositions were abandoned in favour of a more casual and less contrived disposition of objects within the picture frame. The Impressionists extended their new techniques to depict landscapes, trees, houses, and even urban street scenes and railroad stations.

10 Great Painters
🔹10 Art Masterpieces
🔸My Favourite (The French Impressionists)
🔹The Art Gallery (Portraits)mine
🔹The Art Gallery (Figural)mine
🔸Art Galleries and Museum

                     One of the world’s most famous self-portraits is going on rare public display in the northern Italian city of Turin. Very little is known about the 500-year-old, fragile, fading red chalk drawing of Leonardo da Vinci da-vinci

The library’s current director, Giovanni Saccani, says nobody even knows exactly where it was hidden. “To prevent the Nazis from taking it, an intelligence operation saw it transported in absolute anonymity to Rome.”

Under such difficult circumstances, preservation was not properly considered, “nor did they have the same knowledge and techniques back then,” says Saccani. “Naturally, this did not do its condition any good.”

We reached Trinity College by mid-afternoon,and ten minutes later having strolled through the delightful Merrion Square with its superb Georgian Architecture,  reached  the gallery
There were so many beautiful paintings by various European painters
but what  we wanted to see were the French Impressionists, a long time favourite group of ours. They are to me probably the most famous group of Geniuses in Art ever assembled at one time ;the Pre-Raphaelites included. And I love all things Victorian.
This Art Movement featured Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, Alfred Sisley Edgar Degas and of course Pierre Auguste Renoir

We arrived at the Impressionist room and I immediately saw Renoir’s famous painting “Les Parapluies”

After admiring the great work of Art a very large  painting, I looked around and saw that the Assistant had turned his attention to other visitors , I tentatively touched the oil paint at the girls’ legs and hoop

It was a lovely moment(obviously, It was not under glass)And I have now that sublime memory

It is an oil-on-canvas painting, painted in two phases in the 1880s, and is owned by the National Gallery in London as part of the Lane Bequest, but is displayed alternately in London and  Dublin
It is at present on loan to The National Gallery, Dublin (2013 – 2019  Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1