Eye Candy for Today: Monet’s Parc Monceau

The Parc Monceau, Claude Monet
The Parc Monceau, Claude Monet

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the Download or Enlarge links under the image on their page.

This painting, one of several painted in an urban park in the heart of Paris, is one of my favorites from Monet’s period of painting in his signature style — what might be called “High Impressionism”.

The high resolution photo on the Met’s site is nicely lit, and gives you a feeling for the dimensionality of Monet’s paint application.

 
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Gobelins students’ animations for Annecy 2016

Gobelins students’ animations for Annecy 2016
Each year students from the graduating class of the remarkable Gobelins, l’école de l’image (Goeblins School of Communications) in Paris are divided into teams that create short animations to be used as introductions to each of the five day’s events at the Annecy International Festival of Animation.

The emphasis is on 2D hand drawn animation. This year’s theme is “France in the Spotlight”.

One of the films, Au Lapin Agile, portrays Picasso and other artists at one of their cafe hangouts, in which a fistfight erupts into splashes of modern art genres.

You can see all five shorts on YouTube, as well as on the on the Gobelins (FR) website.

(Note: images above are just screen caps from each of the five films, not clickable embeds. Please follow the provided links to view the films.)

 
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