Tag Archive: Portraits in art

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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Nov 20

Arts Everyday Living: Degas’ Portrait of an Art Critic—And a Duel with Edouard Manet

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           DEGAS’ PORTRAIT OF AN ART CRITIC AND A DUEL WITH EDOUARD MANET       ____________________ ____________________ In 1870 Edouard Manet took offense over art critic Louis Edmond Duranty’s review of two of his paintings.  Upon encountering him at a cafe, …

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Nov 12

Arts Everyday Living: Americans & the Belle Epoque–Paris to the Riviera

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         AMERICANS & THE BELLE EPOQUE FROM PARIS TO THE RIVIERA   ____________________ ____________________ An era of artistic and cultural refinement in a society, especially in France from the late 19th century until the beginning of World War I. Definition of Belle Epoque, …

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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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Feb 20

Arts Everyday Living: Lost Loves in Art—Peter Paul & Isabella Rubens, A Bride and Groom

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       LOST LOVES IN ART A BRIDE AND GROOM     The Woodbine or the Honeysuckle represents True Love or Steadfastness of Affection. Graham’s American Monthly Magazine, 1813   ____________________ ____________________ Self-portraits by artists are common, but portrayals like Rubens and Isabella Brant, the Honeysuckle Bower …

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Dec 05

Arts Everyday Living: Women of the Belle Epoque—The Youngest Beauty

      WOMEN OF THE BELLE EPOQUE THE YOUNGEST BEAUTY   Beware when you are combing it, In the nights and mornings, Shaking its splendor out. I bid you comb it carefully, For my soul is caught there,  Wound in the web of it. Robinson Jeffers, To Helen About Her Hair (excerpt)   ____________________ …

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Aug 02

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Romantic–Elvis Presley of Yesterday?

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on. Lord George Bryon, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto III   ____________________ ____________________ Does this portrayal of French sculptor Jean Lemoyne by his countryman Ingres (1780-1867) remind you of a nineteenth century version of …

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Mar 31

Arts Everyday Living: A Week at the Gallery-John Singer Sargent, Circle of Friends

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.    JOHN SINGER SARGENT—A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS A WEEK AT THE ART MUSEUM  NEW 2015 EXHIBITIONS   It’s Tuesday and why not meet the intimate circle of a master portraitist in Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends now at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Acquaint yourself …

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Mar 17

Arts Everyday Living: What is Art—The Eternal Question—The Da Vinci Clue

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.      WHAT IS ART?  THE ETERNAL QUESTION THE DA VINCI CLUE   Here’s the second installment with another clue to the perennial mystery of art….. Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.* Oscar Wilde, Picture …

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May 02

Arts Everyday Living: Napoleon’s Nemesis—A Portrait of the Iron Duke

      Just because you have all been beaten by Wellington, you think he’s a good general.  I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad troops, and this affair is nothing more than eating breakfast.* Napoleon, just prior to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815     Arthur Wellesley, the first …

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