Ann’s new umbrellas are decorated with images from famous paintings. You know these…can you name the artist, too?
Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Leonardo da Vinci, artists whose influence reaches far beyond their lifetimes.
Leonardo da Vinci defined the term “Renaissance Man,” and not just because he painted in the Renaissance. He was a multi-talented painter as well as sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Born in Italy (1452), he died in France (1519) and left behind a huge body of work. His Mona Lisa is a well-known painting that hangs in the Louvre in Paris; it’s a portrait of the wife of a wealthy merchant whose name was Lisa del Giocondo.
Vincent Van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter ridiculed in his lifetime but venerated today. His paintings sell for multi-millions and hang in prestigious museums. He was Dutch born (1853), died in France (1890) and has a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. He painted Starry Night in 1889, a view of the night sky from his window in a sanitarium.
Claude Monet is the best-known Impressionist painter, born and died in France (1840-1926). He is famous for his paintings of nature and is considered the father of French Impressionism. You’ll recognize the soft colors and blended strokes of his Water Lilies (he painted 250 versions of this scene), created in Giverny, France.
HOW DID YOU DO?
You don’t have to be an art-historian. Just come to Ann’s and pick up an umbrella! Ann’s umbrellas are a pretty, practical gift.