Van Gogh's Sunflowers:  The Haunting of Gauguin

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers: The Haunting of Gauguin

Just a few months ago, a painting by Paul Gauguin was put up for auction at Christie’s in London.  Expectations were high, especially for a renowned painting of sunflowers by the artist that was anticipated to sell for as high as 10 million pounds. Unfortunately, bidding stopped at a mere 5.8 million pounds, although a […]

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Canaletto, Entrance to the Grand Canal, Looking West, about 1729, MFA, Houston

The Art of Travel: Venice, Through an Artist’s Eyes

Have you discovered the art of travel?  The creative journey to your choice of destinations through your own  imagination?  A unique tour that requires no ticket, passport or expensive itinerary.  However, you will need a personal guide—in this case, Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto. Canaletto’s name may not be as familiar to you as Renoir […]

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Van Gogh, The Yellow House, 1888

Van Gogh’s Neighborhood: On the Street Where He Lived

Van Gogh is probably the most personal of artists.  He captures aspects of his life as intimate as his worn-out shoes to his favorite chair to the view from his studio.  Vincent also depicts the surrounding environment wherever he resided, whether the streets of Paris or the garden behind his father’s parsonage. What better artist, […]

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Nighthawks_by_2Edward_Hopper_1942

The Art of Living Creatively on a Budget!

Welcome to the first installment of ArtsEverydayLiving. I’m Joan Hart, author of Through An Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Living Creatively and every month you’ll discover new ways to incorporate the arts into your life. (P.S. See more about us on www.artseverydayliving.com.) So join us! THE ART OF LIVING CREATIVELY ON A BUDGET! It can’t be […]

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