Musée Marmottan, Monêt collection

“I had so much fire in me and so many plans”. Claude Monet

Visiting a museum and learning about art and master painter is always fulfilling and enriching for the soul. Art always uplift us, inspire us and send us in a new directions discovering the world and emotions of the painter in the colors and shapes of every canvas.

As said by the Master,“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” Pablo Picasso. Each paintings tells a story that reflects the journey and state of mind of the Painter at that time. Today I am visiting le Musee Marmottan to check the available collection of Claude Monet.

Musée Marmottan Monet is located at 2, rue Louis Boilly in the 16th arrondissement of Parisand features over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, including his 1872 Impression, Sunrise. It is the largest collection of his works.

Impression, Sunrise was painted in 1872, depicting a Le Havre port landscape.

Oscar-Claude Monet 14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926, was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.

The term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of his painting Impression, sunrise, which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.

Monet’s ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. From 1883, Monet lived in Giverny, where he purchased a house and property and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. 

I could stay hours staring at each painting. his emotions were present with each strike of brush and every shade of color. Monet took me into his journey with every masterpiece at Musee Marmottan.

This painting, Bras du Seine à Giverny, took my mind and soul, I could feel the wind and sunlight and the sound and colors of nature. 

The museum also contains works by Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others. It also houses the Wildenstein Collection of illuminated manuscripts and the Jules and Paul Marmottan collection of Napoleonic era art and furniture.



If you are in Paris Make sure to visit Musee Marmottan at  2, RUE LOUIS-BOILLY, PARIS. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10AM to 6PM and Thursday till 9 pm.

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A night at the Louvre Museum

Painting and colors always interested me. I find myself immersing into the fantasy world and story of the painting trying to find my passion within its lines and shades

Today I am sharing with you my first time at the Louvre Museum, the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France.

The Museum is a central landmark,  located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement. Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square mètres. In 2018, the Louvre was the world’s most visited art museum, receiving 10.2 million visitors.

If you tour the Louvre you will learn the culture of different groups from Romans and Greek art to the Egyptian Antiques, to Near Eastern sculptures to Islamic Art to Paintings telling the stories of war and victory, briefly, the Louvre Museum is an open book of Culture and History

Enjoy the video and make sure if you are in PARIS don’t miss this monument.

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Meeting with Artist & Designer JEFF HAMILTON

Welcome back to my channel, Today we are meeting with my friend, the inspiring and creative, JEFF HAMILTON. Check the videos to learn more about his journey, his start as a creative director for Guess Jeans and how Madonna, Micheal Jackson, Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.and other celebrities encourage him to create his line Hamilton Jackets and how the NBA tasked him with designing the jackets that would be worn by the NBA’s 50 greatest players during the halftime ceremony.

Thank you Jeff for having us in your new Art Gallery in Downtown LA.