Gwen John

Arts Everyday Living: More Women Artists This Week—Gwen John, A Corner of the Artist’s Room

Click on the painting to enhance it.   Gwen John (1876-1935)* is the second artist to be featured in this mini-series celebrating Women’s History Month. She and her precocious younger brother Augustus John, who later became a well known portraitist, were already producing art works during their childhood in Wales. After studying in London, she […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Australian Art This Week—Dreaming of Aboriginal Art

Click on the work of art to enlarge it.     Today Aboriginal Art is considered a vital part of Australia’s artistic culture, from ancient rock carvings originating before the arrival of the British colonists to the visual “Dreamings” of contemporary masters such as Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Emily Kngwarreye. Otto Pareroultja’s Hills behind Hermannsburg done […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Australian Artists This Week—Von Guerard, At the Top of “Down Under”

Click once, then twice, to enhance the work of art.   Let’s take a journey “down under” this week with some of the leading Australian artists as our guides: from European adventurers seeking new opportunities to to the incomparable expressions of the native Aborigines. Viennese Eugene von Guerard (1811-1901) was already an accomplished painter (trained […]

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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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