Masters Study – Emile Bernard, Iron Bridges at Asnieres 1887

“No one can really pull you up very high — you lose your grip on the rope. But on your own two feet you can climb mountains.”
– Louis Brandeis

Masters Study – Emile Bernard,  Iron Bridges at Asnieres 1887

2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor & Gouache

A link to the original Bernard painting is here. This one was really fun!  Well, of course it was.  They were all fun!  🙂  Jeanne at WetCanvas has started another Masters exchange.  You can find the project here.

About Louis Brandeis

American judge Louis Brandeis was the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, and one of the most influential Justices in the history of the Court. He was born in Kentucky in 1856 to Czech-born parents. He graduated from high school at age 14 and later became head of his class at Harvard Law School. As a Justice, many of his decisions created greater protections for individual rights of privacy and free speech. He died in 1941. Brandeis University was named in his honor.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WildGoose
    Nov 18, 2010 @ 00:54:37

    Holy Tamoles!
    …I log onto the Wet Canvas site – which I do every other month or so, then do the “rounds” of going to sites of some of the members I”ve enjoyed swapping with – including YOU, Beth –and what do I find?

    Mine own IRON BRIDGES ATC!!

    Still looks good as ever, everyone!

    Thanks again, MS.BParker!


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 11:48:25

    This is really amazing. You do so much in such a small space. I am pretty familiar with the work of Bernard. The IMA has the largest collection of art done by the Pont Aven group in the world. Bernard and Gauguin were the heart of the group and their focus on design and color is evident in this painting. Great job!!!!


  3. Joan T
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 11:43:06

    I missed a few of these while I was traveling last week. Great job on all of them!!


  4. lesliepaints
    Nov 17, 2010 @ 08:41:09

    First of all, let me say, this is my favorite of the group so far. I have never even heard of this artist and really admire his use of composition and simplicity. The silhouette of the couple against the bridges draws me right into my imagination. In your own paintings, Beth, you seem to have that same skill. Good one!


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