Through an Artist's Eyes:  Matisse in My Backyard

Through an Artist’s Eyes: Matisse in My Backyard

I discovered Matisse in the backyard the other morning—in my hanging planter of geraniums. I’ve been nurturing them since June and now they are blossoming, another cluster of buds opening every day. You may enhance some of the images by clicking on them. They are a brilliant pink, a color the French modern master Henri […]

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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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