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Jun 12

Arts Everyday Living: A Bequest to A Child—the Wings of Imagination

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       A BEQUEST TO A CHILD THE WINGS OF IMAGINATION       ____________________ ____________________ There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.* Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Although he seemed to have …

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Jun 04

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Kimono–A Gift from Japan

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           THE ART OF THE KIMONO A GIFT FROM JAPAN   ____________________ ____________________ A loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash, characteristic of Japanese costume. Kimono, definition, Dictionary.com During his long career versatile Japanese artist Takeuchi Seiho (1864-1942) …

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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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