Arts Everyday Living: Before Tahiti—Autumn in Arles with Gauguin & Van Gogh

Painting is the most beautiful of all arts….. Paul Gauguin, Notes Synthethiques Before French Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) journeyed to Tahiti seeking new visions, he stayed with his friend and colleague Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France in autumn, 1888.  The two often painted together, throughout the city and surrounding countryside, leaving for posterity a memory […]

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Gerard ter Borch

Arts Everyday Living: Art of the Dutch Golden Age–Concert at Home

  After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley, Music at Night Dutch Golden Age artist Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681) is remembered for his genre scenes of everyday life.  Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a leading novelist and thinker of the first half of the twentieth century, writing several books including […]

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Winslow Homer

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Winslow Homer–A Boy & His Pumpkin

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruit. Samuel Butler* Winslow Homer (1836-1910), a major figure in American art, often depicted children during his long  artistic career, especially when using the medium of watercolor.  English author Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was a contemporary of Homer; among his […]

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