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March 2016
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Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)Chemin montant, 1881 Oil on canvas Preserved discreetly in a French private collection, Caillebotte's Chemin montant was only known to historians from a checklist of works included in the seventh Impressionists' show in Paris in 1882. His fifteen-month stay was one of the most productive periods in his short, ten-year career as an artist. From then to 1930, when the painting resurfaced in the collection

Captivating story telling by Rob Caskie on the race to the South Pole at the Knysna Literary Festival. Wind buffeting the studio. Waters of the lagoon, seething. Perfect for Boeuf Bourguignon, made with oxtail. A tasty starter of Turkish figs with Gorgonzola wrapped in Parma ham.  With sweat coated glasses, I could not distinguish where the holes were on the decent down Phantom Pass. My

Portrait of the herbalist who has a table on the odd occasion amongst the fruit and vegetable vendors near the taxi rank. His dreads piled up under a beanie in the traditional Rasta colours. The angles of his hair, and how the planes of his face were at odds with his smile gave me a hard time composing a portrait that was true to

 The exhibition in the studio changed for the Knysna Literary Festival with poems from Terry's collection 'Thank you Calliope', on the walls between the paintings. Great that people are reading the poems and buying the books. It's the first time I have been able to see the three paintings I did of the fish market in Dar Es Salaam displayed together.   Aly and Eugene

An American Impressionist painter known for his portraits and landscapes. He traveled extensively between the American East Coast and France, more specifically the artists colony Grez-sur-Loing. Robert William Vonnoh has long been recognized as a pioneering figure in the development of American impressionism. The radical coloristic brilliance and dramatic impasto of some of his early paintings distinguished him among his contemporaries and in posterity

I don't speak 'Border Collie'. The trust, in those fathomless dark brown eyes. Pleading for understanding. The gentle pressure of a foot.  Gentle soul. Socks on elbows. Her last night. Every hour. Giving everything she had. Wagging tail. Sparkling eyes. Asking for understanding. Her shadow in the studio. Midnight walk, to visit her water bowl. Last cuddle on Afghan carpets of timeless compassion. Infinite

Jean-Baptiste-Armand Guillaumin, Impresssionnist painter with intense colors, he is famous for his landscapes of Paris, Creuse and Esterel areas.  Born in Paris on 16 February 1841 into a working-class family, who moved to Moulins soon after his birth. In accordance with his father's wishes, he was sent to Paris to study business and placed under the care of his aunt and uncle where he