Tag Archive: British art

Jul 12

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Portrait—The Doomed King Times Three

Click on the works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them.         THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT THE DOOMED KING     ____________________ ____________________ King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1600-1649). His power struggles with Parliament resulted in the English Civil War (1642-1648) in which Charles was defeated.  He was tried for treason and …

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Jul 08

Arts Everyday Living: The White Cat—A Refuge from the Trials of Life

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           THE WHITE CAT A REFUGE FROM THE TRIALS OF LIFE   ____________________ ____________________ There are two means of  refuge from the miseries of life.  Music and cats. Albert Schweitzer It is rare when so little information is available about the artist and …

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May 23

Arts Everyday Living: Fluctuations and Changes of Spring—On an English Hillside

PLEASE click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.         FLUCTUATIONS AND CHANGES OF SPRING ON AN ENGLISH HILLSIDE     ____________________ ____________________ In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.* Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) As spring approaches summer, its temperatures and weather …

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May 21

Arts Everyday Living: Gilbert Stuart in London—Skating in Hyde Park

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       GILBERT STUART IN LONDON SKATING IN HYDE PARK     ____________________ ____________________ ….on account of the excessive coldness of the weather…the day was better suited for skating than sitting for one’s portrait. William Grant Before he achieved fame for his portraits of George …

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Apr 11

Arts Everyday Living: Who Painted This Canine Companion?–The Mysterious Artist

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       WHO PAINTED THIS CANINE COMPANION? THE MYSTERIOUS ARTIST     ____________________ ____________________ Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?* Saint Basil Was art collector Josephine Bowes (1825-1874), who founded, along with her …

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Mar 20

Arts Everyday Living: Portrait of an Aristocrat—On the Brink of Adulthood

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           PORTRAIT OF AN ARISTOCRAT ON THE BRINK OF ADULTHOOD     ____________________ ____________________ A beautiful body perishes but a work of art does not. Leonardo da Vinci* Although James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923) was born in the United States, the future artist …

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Nov 26

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Storytelling—Listening to The Jungle Book

BE SURE to click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.         THE ART OF STORYTELLING LISTENING TO THE JUNGLE BOOK ____________________ ____________________ It is the hardest thing in the world to frighten a mongoose, because he is eaten up from nose to tail with curiosity.  The motto of all the mongoose family …

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Nov 08

Arts Everyday Living: Happy Election Day—Portrait of a Founding Father

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     HAPPY ELECTION DAY PORTRAIT OF A FOUNDING FATHER       While I’m away, here is an unusual portrait of founding father Benjamin Franklin done pre-American Revolution. It now hangs in the White House. _____________________ ____________________ Without freedom of thought, there can be no …

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Oct 31

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Moonlight—A Touch of Halloween

Click on the work of art to expand or enhance it.           THE ART OF MOONLIGHT A TOUCH OF HALLOWEEN ____________________ ____________________ Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight painting. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Notebooks Both British artist John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) in his striking moonscapes and American author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) in his The House of the Seven Gables expressed the darker side …

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Oct 11

Arts Everyday Living: A Pre-Raphaelite Beauty—The Wind in Her Hair

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         A PRE-RAPHAELITE BEAUTY THE WIND IN HER HAIR       ____________________ ____________________ And forget not that the earth delights to feel again your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet British artist John William …

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