Posts by Melanie

Wheat Fields after the Rain by Vincent van Gogh dated 1890

Wheat Fields after the Rain by Vincent van Gogh dated 1890 image 1

This beautiful painting is on display at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The photographs help to show you the details related to Vincent van Gogh passion. This painting is dated 1890 and titled Wheat Fields after the Rain. Details of this painting from the Carnegie Museum. Hopefully, the pictures above provides you with a different view…

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Thes de la Pagode Mint Green Tea Blend

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This tea smelled like sweet mint in the bag. I thought the sweet smell was a bit odd. When prepared, the taste and smell were of mint with a bit of a bitter taste. Since this style of tea reflects Morrocan tea, a bit of sugar usually makes this one of my favorite types of…

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Place des Lices St Tropez by Paul Signac Oil Painting dated 1893

Place des Lices St Tropez by Paul Signac Oil Painting dated 1893 image 1

This painting is on display at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The photographs help to show you the details related to pointillism. This painting is by Paul Signac, dated 1893, and titled Place des Lices, St Tropez. Details of this painting from the Carnegie Museum. Hopefully, the pictures above provides you with a different view of…

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Thes de la Pagode Orange Blossom and Marigold White Tea Blend

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This tea smelled wonderful in the bag. It reminded me of the blossoming orange orchards of Southern California. Like the cherry blossom tea, this one did not have orange blossoms but a natural flavoring along with marigold petals. Because of the use of orange blossom water in many cultures and my own use, I was…

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Beach Scene at Deauville by Eugene Boudin dated 1865

Beach Scene at Deauville by Eugene Boudin dated 1865 image 1

These are photographs of an oil painting on display during the special exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum. Photographs help to capture the depth of detail in these images including the crackling of the paint. This painting is by from Eugene Boudin. It is dated 1865 and titled Beach Scene at Deauville. This painting housed by the…

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Thes de la Pagode Vanilla and Cherry Blossom Green Tea Blend

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This tea was promising but straight out of the bag it smelled sweet as if there was something artificial about it. I was surprised to see that the pink petals in the tea blend are rose petals versus cherry blossoms. The natural taste of cherry blossoms and vanilla are on the list of ingredients but…

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On the Beach Boulogne-sur-Mer by Edouard Manet French Oil dated 1868

On the Beach Boulogne-sur-Mer by Edouard Manet French Oil dated 1868 image 2

Photographs from another oil painting on display during the special exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum are found above. This is from Edouard Manet. It is dated 1868 and titled On the Beach, Boulogne-sur-Mer.  This is a very small painting and you’ll see that many of the characters are “faceless”. The paint strokes also help to show…

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Thes de la Pagode Gunpowder Green Tea

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This is one of my favorite teas from this company. It has a wonderfully mild and roasted flavor that reminds me of the roasted twig teas of Japan.   Since it only contains gunpowder tea that hails from the Zhejiang province of China, the taste is not complex at all. This tea, like twig teas, would…

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Haystacks or Les Meules by Kees Van Dongen 1904 to 1905

Haystacks or Les Meules by Kees Van Dongen, Dutch active in France dated 1904 to 1905 image 1

Another painting from the special exhibit at the Pittsburgh Frick museum included this painting from Kees Van Dongen. It is dated between 1904 and 1905 and goes by Haystacks or Les Meules.  I love the use of brushstrokes in this painting to show the hay being lifted by the laborer. The painting overall is simple yet these…

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