Author Archive | Joan Hart

Winter Harmony

Arts Everyday Living: Through an American Impressionist’s Eyes: Summer Into Winter

  There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and it fills it with noblest inclinations. Washington Irving, Sketch Book American Impressionist John H. Twachtman (1853-1902) often recreated the beauty of his home and surrounding property, with a particular love for winter evident in Winter Harmony […]

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Carl Larsson

Arts Everyday Living: Winter is Coming in Sweden—A Trek Through the Snow

Then comes winter, with bluster and snow, That brings to our cheeks the ruddy glow…. Gertrude Tooley Buckingham* Swedish artist Carl Larsson (1853-1919) often used his home as the backdrop for his popular depictions of everyday life in his country.  I wasn’t able to find information on Gertrude Tooley Buckingham. *From “Four Seasons” (c. 1940s).

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Still Life with Violin and Music,

Arts Everyday Living: A Trick of the Eye—The Perfection of Art & Music

“Life,’ wrote a friend of mine, ‘is a public performance on the violin, in which you must learn the instrument as you go along.” E. M. Forster, A Room with a View American artist William Harnett (1848-1892) specialized in still life, especially trompe-l’oeil works, perceived by a “trick of the eye” as three dimensional objects. The novels of […]

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