Tag Archive: creative living

May 03

Arts Everyday Living: Vermeer’s Rival in Long Ago Delft—Inside a Quiet Courtyard

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         VERMEER’S RIVAL IN LONG AGO DELFT INSIDE A QUIET COURTYARD     ____________________ ____________________ What land is this?  Yon pretty town Is Delft, with all its wares displayed…. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Keramos Dutch artist Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684), who like his contemporary Johannes …

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Mar 02

Arts Everyday Living: Woman on a Beach and the Perfect Companion

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it           WOMAN ON A BEACH AND THE PERFECT COMPANION     ____________________ ____________________ Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction.  No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert, Letter, 1857 Although …

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Feb 26

Arts Everyday Living: North to Finland—Towering Clouds, Lake Reflections

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           NORTH TO FINLAND TOWERING CLOUDS, LAKE REFLECTIONS   ____________________ ____________________ The sky is the daily bread of our eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals  Finnish master Aksell Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) and New England author Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) may have lived on different continents …

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Feb 22

Arts Everyday Living: Springtime in Paris—Awakenings on the Seine

Click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.       SPRINGTIME IN PARIS AWAKENINGS ALONG THE SEINE     ____________________ ____________________ A Light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period When March is scarcely here. Emily Dickinson, A Light Exists in Spring Both American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) and poet …

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Jan 13

Arts Everyday Living: A French Chef–The Master of the Kitchen

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           A FRENCH CHEF THE ART OF CREATIVE COOKING     ____________________ ____________________ A skilled and trained cook who works in a restaurant, especially the most important cook. Cambridge Dictionary Have you heard of Irish pairtner William Orpen (1878-1931)?  Acknowledged in his …

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Jan 11

Arts Everyday Living: Monet’s Water Lilies—Flowering Islands of Summer

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         MONET’S WATER LILIES FLOWERING ISLANDS OF SUMMER   ____________________ ____________________ I have painted these water lilies many times, modifying my viewpoint each time….since the water flowers are far from being the whole scene; really they are just the accompaniment…The essence of every motif …

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Jan 01

Arts Everyday Living: Tomorrow is Here—Happy 2017 & the Sky of Hope

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         TOMORROW IS HERE HAPPY 2017 AND THE SKY OF HOPE     ____________________ ____________________ And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched…. Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters 1892-1910 The early paintings of German artist Heinrich Vogeler …

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Dec 31

Arts Everyday Living: Happy New Year in Art–Castles in the Air, Faraway Dreams

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     Here’s a New Year’s blog from last year.  Also, be certain to click on the image for a more panoramic perspective.   If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put …

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Dec 30

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the New Year’s Resolution from Japan—The Spirit of Adventure

Click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.         THE ART OF THE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE   ____________________ ____________________ Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller, Let Us Have Faith Katsushika Hokusai is considered one of the great Japanese masters. For other blogs, click: …

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Dec 21

Arts Everyday Living: Christmas at the Museum—Animals in the Nativity Story

PLEASE click and double click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.       Here’s a blog from 2014 with a special theme!  CHRISTMAS AT THE ART MUSEUM ANiMALS IN THE NATIVITY STORY   Have you noticed the animals in countless nativities, created during the height of European religious art?  Although they usually played …

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