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Five Interesting Facts about The Dance Lesson by Edgar Degas

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Five Interesting Facts about The Dance Lesson by Edgar Degas

We continue to look at the stories behind the famous paintings that inspired the McIntosh Mugs.  Let's find out some amazing facts about Degas' The Dance Lesson. 5 Amazing Facts - Edgar Degas The Dance Lesson Peter here from McIntosh Mugs.  Edgar Degas’ The Dance Lesson is an intriguing Impressionist painting that is much more than it seems on first glance!  Check out these amazing facts behind this famous masterpiece from 1879. 1. Edgar Degas was born in Paris, France in 1834.  Degas became known as one of the founders of Impressionism but interestingly rejected the movement, and was actually...

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Why Heade’s Cattleya Orchid & 3 Hummingbirds is an exceptional painting

Why Heade’s Cattleya Orchid & 3 Hummingbirds is an exceptional painting

We continue to discover the stories behind famous Old Masters artwork which have inspired our fine bone china McIntosh coffee & tea mugs.  Peter here from McIntosh Mugs.  Martin Johnson Heade’s Cattleya Orchid & Three Hummingbirds is a fascinating painting!  Check out these amazing facts behind this famous 19th century masterpiece. 1. Martin Johnson Heade was an American artist born in Pennsylvania in 1819, but this and many other of his most famous paintings were inspired by and painted on his travels to the tropics, including Brazil in the 1860’s & 1870’s. 2. An early “painter of light”.  Heade’s study...

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Why Cezanne's Still Life With Apples is so Interesting

Why Cezanne's Still Life With Apples is so Interesting

  Peter here from McIntosh Mugs.  One of our favourite tea mugs is Cezanne’s Still Life with Apples!  Check out these amazing facts behind this famous post-impressionist masterpiece. 1. Cezanne was fascinated with apples.  They were the centre of his attention, due to their variety in colour, and the simplicity and completeness of their form.  Plus, they don’t spoil quickly!  As his work was prolonged, this was an important consideration for the artist. 2. Cezanne was terrified of women.  Many believe that due to this affliction the tormented Cezanne chose the study of apples as they are a symbol of...

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Old Masters Video: 5 Amazing Facts about Rousseau's Tiger in a Tropical Storm

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Old Masters Video: 5 Amazing Facts about Rousseau's Tiger in a Tropical Storm

5 Amazing Facts about Rousseau's Tiger in a Tropical Storm

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Our Purpose: To help the world better enjoy coffee and tea!

Our Purpose: To help the world better enjoy coffee and tea!

I Love Coffee! Like many of you, I'll start my day with a cup of coffee - the morning coffee is always the best one.  After lunch, it is time for a second cup. Repeating this process daily has led me to enjoy coffee in many containers from paper cups to plastic travel mugs to standard white hotelware teacups.  I have to admit they all have their charm.   But none of them compare to the enjoyment of a cup of coffee (or tea) in my fine bone china mug.  I don't have any science to back me up and...

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