Tag Archive: 18th century art

Mar 16

Arts Everyday Living: A House of Cards—The Solitary Player

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       A HOUSE OF CARDS THE SOLITARY PLAYER   ____________________ ____________________ A structure or plan that is insubstantial and subject to imminent collapse, as a structure made by balancing playing cards against each other. House of Cards, definition, from dictionary. com French 18th century artist Jean-Simeon …

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Mar 20

Arts Everyday Living: What is Art–The Eternal Question–An Act of Gratitude

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.   WHAT IS ART?  THE ETERNAL QUESTION  AN ACT OF GRATITUDE   And now some final thoughts on art…… The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.* Friedrich Nietzsche ____________________ ____________________   French artist Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) and German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche …

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Aug 22

Arts Everyday Living: After Pompeii—Mount Vesuvius Through an Artist’s Eyes

PLEASE click on the paintings to ENLARGE them.     On August 24, 79 A.D., Pliny the Younger, like thousands of other Romans who resided in Pompeii, Herculaneum,  and other towns around the Bay of Naples, heard a series of earth shaking blasts from nearby Mount Vesuvius, followed by a massive cloud which he later described …

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Mar 05

Arts Everyday Living: Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun—Artist of a Countess and a Queen

Click on the painting to enhance it.   Was Countess Golovin really as irresistible as depicted in the portrait below?  Or is it the magical artistry of Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun, once the favorite painter of Marie Antoinette?  Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) was living in exile in Russia when she was commissioned to paint the 34 year old …

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