Claude Monet - Nympheas
I love Impressionist art. I find myself at a loss for words to explain why it moves me so, but it does. There is such a delicacy to the colors, yet so much movement in the application.
Claude Monet - In the Woods at Giverny: Blanche Hoschede at Her Easel with Suzanne Hoschede Reading.
Monet's water lilies are not only some of my favorite Impressionist art, they are some of my favorite art that I have ever seen. It just fills me with joy. There is a simplicity to the forms, but the result of that simplicity is pure genious.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Two Girls Reading (Jeunes filles lisant)
I can lose myself in these pieces, feeling like I am a part of the moment.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - close up of Two Girls Reading (Jeunes filles lisant)
I have always felt a bit awkward about pulling my camera out. These days, I try to battle past my awkwardness. I want my experience of the art to be one with the moment while I am there, but still be able to experience the art when I am not there.
Paul Gauguin - Fruit Dish on a Garden Chair.
These images predate my resolve to try to be more comfortable taking photographs, but as awkward as I felt, I was compelled to take these shots... I hope that you will enjoy them.