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Holocaust Memorial Tour/Hanukkah

For the 🕯 Festival of Lights 🕎, I created a 🎥 from an online Holocaust Museum tour I attended in October.

Posting on ☯️ #SoulSunday ☮️ to reflect on Jewish history.

Included 📸 of my trip to Israel & from a friend’s Hanukkah party to remind us of the joy that family & friends bring to our lives! 🥳

Chag Semach & STAY FASHIONABLE! 😘


Vincent Van Gogh Presentation for Hanukkah 2020

👋🏽Hi everyone

I put together a quick art 🎨video for the first night of Hanukkah 2020🕎

Since the pandemic, I enjoy online art tours hosted by Washington, DC History & Culture. This past summer I attended the Vincent Van Gogh presentation which chronicles his life as well as his work.

I added some of my personal photos of Van Gogh’s work taken on my trip to Paris, May 2019.

Leave a comment to let me know what you think of Van Gogh’s work & the video. Follow for my latest in art, makeup, fashion & more!


Art Institute of Chicago Impressionism Tour

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I miss taking my son to art exhibits since the COVID pandemic began in March (2020). A few weeks ago, I signed up for a free virtual tour of Impressionist artists at the Art Institute of Chicago.

A free event sponsored by Eventbrite (made a small donation) & hosted by Washington, DC History & Culture.

Our presenter was Robert Kelleman who my son & I were fortunate to meet during a live tour. This past February, right before COVID, Robert was our guide at the Rosa Parks exhibit in the Library of Congress (review coming soon).

This 90-minute tour (with a brief intermission) covered quite a few of the Impressionist masters. However, we did not have enough time to cover Gustave Caillebotte as extensively as other artists.

Caillebotte, is an artist I am not as familiar but wanted to see more of his work.

While researching for this review, I saved a few images to show how close to pre-Impressionism Caillebotte’s art was.

Wanted to learn more about Berthe Morisot‘s life since she was married to Vincent Van Gogh’s brother & occassionally modeled for Vincent.

Morisot was the only female Impressionist covered during this tour. As you can see from this image, it would take quite some time to cover more artist than was already on our program.

To sum up, I really enjoy Robert’s style. He clearly does extensive research before each tour & keeps the content relevant. I appreciate his inclusive nature, which you will learn more about as I have quite a few more of his virtual tours to post.

I provide a few historical facts in the video but here are a few others.

FUN FACTS:

  • Critics at the time hate these type of work stating, “It’s just an impression!”; hence the term impressionism.
  • Claude Monet was very liked by his peers.
  • Vincent Van Gogh did not have a lot of friends and created 36 self portraits because he couldn’t find many models.

My personal photos of Impressionist masters, taken during my trip to Paris (2019) are featured at the end of the video.

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