Arts Everyday Living: Valentine's Day Week, Faberge's Easter Eggs---A Gift from the Czar

Arts Everyday Living: Valentine’s Day Week, Faberge’s Easter Eggs—A Gift from the Czar

Click each image to enlarge the individual works of art. Valentine’s Day is on Thursday and I thought I would reintroduce my blog Faberge’s Easter Eggs—A Gift from the Czar. While researching it, I think I became a bit obsessed with all those priceless Imperial Easter Eggs. Imagine the Czarina Alexandra awaiting another yearly surprise designed […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Musee d’Orsay—Gateway to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Click once, then twice on the work of art to enlarge it. MUSEE D’ORSAY Paris, France   FAST FACTS Largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art works in the world; major masterpieces that represented a revolution in Western visual experience: Courbet’s The Artist’s Studio; Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia; Monet’s Women in the […]

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Arts Everyday Living: J.E.H. MacDonald—Legacy of the Environment and Van Gogh

This blog is the fourth installment on the National Gallery of Canada and its collections.         ….no Canadian landscape painter possessed a richer command of color and pigment than J.E.H. MacDonald….his brushwork is at once disciplined and vigorous.  His best on-the-spot sketches possess an intensity and freshness of execution not dissimilar to […]

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