Rivers of France – Artistic Inspiration


Landscapes alongside the rivers of France influenced so several of the world’s wonderful artists – and produced some of the world’s fantastic artwork treasures. Feel Giverny (Monet)… Paris (Picasso, Gaugin, Manet, Pissarro, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec and so quite a few a lot more)… Provence (van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall, to name a few). Their is effective are centerpieces of museums the entire world about – and the French landscapes that captured their imaginations so numerous a long time ago are yours to explore currently. Satisfy some of the artists and the destinations – which include a fantastic inside ofTauck presentation by artist Jill Steenhuis who presents insights into the world of Vincent van Gogh.

American-born French Impressionistic painter Jill Steenhuis, our journey husband or wife, supplied us with an distinctive presentation that shares insights into the existence of artist Vincent van Gogh – and how his lifetime and artistic journey have shaped her very own. An Atlanta indigenous, Jill has lived in Aix-en-Provence because 1980, painting in the landscapes of Provence. Following graduating from Sweet Briar College with a BFA in studio art, she attended The Leo Marchutz University of Painting and Drawing in Aix. In the 1980s and 1990s, Jill was a single of the unusual artists to have a studio at the Château Noir, wherever Cézanne had his studio in the late 19th century. Jill has exhibited in solo reveals in New York City, Greenwich, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, and San Francisco, between other important American metropolitan areas, as properly as in Aix-en-Provence and Paris.

Her get the job done is part of the long lasting collections of several museums and vital non-public collections in America and in France. Jill appeared on “Good Morning America” and served as the Cézanne professional for the Smithsonian Institute for the 100th anniversary of the painter’s demise she is the Cezanne and Van Gogh professional for American museums who visit the south of France. Specializing in oil portray, lithography and watercolor, Jill captures the essence of Provence with her personal personal poetry and vivid electricity – “In my painting, the catalyst is mother nature. Via the act of painting, my soul engages in a dialogue.


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