Robin White


Monthly Archives: May 2014

Joséphine Bonaparte at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris

Empress Josephine has a fascinating biography but we will be delving into her contributions to the decorative arts. She had tremendous resources and a huge appreciation for beauty. In addition to her designs for fabrics, clothing, and jewelry, she showed tremendous interest in designing her interiors. Well traveled, she created a huge art collection and then commissioned work reflecting her love of nature and her gorgeous gardens. There will be examples of her contributions in upcoming posts. 

Here is a photo of a painting portraying Josephine and her children in their lush surroundings. Their apparel reflects Josephine’s feminine love of beauty and her attention to detail.

Wandering the streets of Paris

While wandering in the 6th arrondissement in Paris, we came across this interesting art shop displaying these two wonderful paintings in the window. There is something very special about these works. They simply speak to you. The artist is Gilles Sacksick, a multi-talented award winning Impressionist of today. His biography can be found at gillessacksick.com. Enjoy!  
Gilles Sacksick fruit bowl
Gilles Sacksick fruit bowl 2