Tag Archive: modern art

Jul 16

Arts Everyday Living: Terrorist Attack on Nice—A Message from Matisse

Click on the stained glass window to enlarge it.     I believe my role is to provide calm, because I myself have need of peace.* Henri Matisse       (Note: I first published this blog on June 2, 2013 and am updating it because of recent events.) Nice, the site of the recent …

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Feb 10

Arts Everyday Living: The Perfect Election—What if Monet were President?

PLEASE click on the works of art to ENLARGE them.     WHAT IF THE 2016 ELECTION CENTERED ON ART THE ISSUES: ABSTRACTION __________ VS. REALISM __________ OR THE BEAUTIFUL _________ VS. THE UGLY __________   HOW ABOUT MONET FOR PRESIDENT? __________   WITH RUNNING MATE MARY CASSATT? __________   FREE ACCESS TO EVERY MUSEUM __________   …

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Dec 31

Arts Everyday Living: Dining in Paradise with Monet’s Neighbor-Creative Routines at Home

BE SURE to CLICK on the work of art to ENLARGE and ENHANCE it.         DINING IN PARADISE WITH PIERRE BONNARD CREATIVE ROUTINES AT HOME   Bonnard’s room seems a paradise in which to dream rather than to dine.  Colors for all the senses vibrate and surprise as they multiply: lavender, tangerine, fuchsia, chartreuse, maroon, turquoise, …

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Nov 15

Arts Everyday Living: What is Art? The Descent from the Cross, Child of its Age

BE SURE to CLICK on the painting to ENLARGE it.       THE DESCENT FROM THE CROSS CHILD OF ITS AGE   Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions.  It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can …

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Oct 30

Arts Everyday Living: Heiress, Patron & Artist—The Vanderbilt Touch

PLEASE be certain to click on the work of art to ENLARGE it.     HEIRESS, PATRON & ARTIST THE VANDERBILT TOUCH   Gertrude and I were heiresses.  There seemed never to have been a time when this was not made clear. Conseulo Vanderbilt ____________________ ____________________ In Robert Henri’s portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney done in 1916, she …

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Oct 05

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Change: Warhol, Lao Tzu, and Gothic Splendor

Please click on the stained glass window to ENLARGE it.       THE ART OF CHANGE A DIFFERENT DIRECTION   Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.  Don’t resist them—that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Attributed to Lao Tzu They always …

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Jul 16

Arts Everyday Living: What is Art?—The Ultimate Puzzle by Picasso’s Friend

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     WHAT IS ART? THE ULTIMATE PUZZLE   You are lost the instant you know what the result will be. Juan Gris   ____________________ ____________________ Although Spanish painter Juan Gris (1887-1927) created Fruit Dish with Bottle nearly a century ago, the painting may still puzzle …

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Jul 12

Arts Everyday Living: What is Art?—Dreams, Visions, and the Passionflower

      WHAT IS ART? DREAMS, VISIONS, AND THE PASSIONFLOWER   I shut my eyes in order to see.* Paul Gauguin ____________________ ____________________ Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) expanded the boundaries of  artistic expression with his emphasis on the power of dreams and imagination in the creative process.  Or as he wrote in a letter to …

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Apr 14

Arts Everyday Living: The Artist & Self-Healing–Klee, Inside the Hearts of Angels

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     PAUL KLEE: INSIDE THE HEARTS OF ANGELS THE ARTIST & THE ART OF SELF-HEALING, II   In this world I cannot be reached.  Since I reside easily with the dead, as with the unborn.  Somewhat closer to the heart of creation than usual. …

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Dec 01

Arts Everyday Living: An Artist’s Palate—The Art of Food, Calorie-Free Highlights

PLEASE click, sometimes twice, on the works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them.   AN ARTIST’S PALATE: THE ART OF FOOD, PART I  MONDAY AT THE ART MUSEUM Still recovering from Thanksgiving dinner?  Or are you ready for another feast, calorie-free, with no chance of indigestion? An Artist’s Palate: The Art of Food Through the Centuries, Part …

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