See Notes below.
|1.Lisette sewing in front of the entrance
door of Marquerol, Henri Martin
|2.The wailing wall, Marc Chagall, 1932
||3.Flower bouquet, Louis Valtat, 1939|
|4.Woman writing, Pierre Bonard, 1920||5.The fishing boats, Albert Gleizes, 1913||6.The Loing at St. Mammes
Alfred Sisley, 1884
|7.The pink house, Knokke-Sur-Mer
Camille Pissarro, 1894
|8.Bank of the Seine near Argenteuil
|9.Afternoon break, Girl and young peasant woman resting
Camille Pissarro, 1882
Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1882
|11.Mother and child by the sea
Pablo Picasso, 1901
These photographs were made by Ron Epstein, one of my nephews, on July 7, 2015.
Judging and selection of the images was done jointly by Ellen R. Feldman (my daughter) and me. This was a difficult process, and we actually ended up with eleven images rather than ten.
There is no significance to the numbering of the images.
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Chagall's painting shows the Western Wall or Kotel, which originally was part of a retaining wall for the Jewish Second Temple. At the time the painting was made, a narrow alley existed between the Western Wall and a slum area known as the Moroccon Quarter. When the Old City of Jerusalem was captured by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967, the slum was razed, creating space for the broad plaza that exists today.
I believe that the Picasso piece must have been painted shortly before the beginning of the artist's so-called Blue Period. At this early stage of his career, Picasso was still capable of painting women as sympathetic and even human.
Last update: 3 Jan., 2016