Tag Archive: self-portraits

Mar 19

Arts Everyday Living: Who is an Artist? Van Gogh’s Letters to the World

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     Excerpt from Who is an Artist? chapter III of Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.   Hundreds of letters still exist, preserved by Van Gogh’s sister-in-law following the death of Theo, only six months after Vincent’s suicide in 1890.  The collection is a bible, …

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Mar 22

Arts Everyday Living: Through a Woman’s Eyes–New Perspectives in Art Monday

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH   THROUGH A WOMAN’S EYES: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN ART TOMORROW   ____________________ Elin Danielson-Gambogi (1861-1919) was a Finnish artist who created works not only in her native country but in France and Italy as well.   COMING MONDAY MARY AND LYDIA …

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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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Feb 16

Arts Everyday Living: Self Portrait of a Woman Artist—A Royal Favorite

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     BEFORE THE SELFIE   A GALLERY OF SELF-PORTRAITS THIS WEEK   At 7 or 8, I remember, I made a picture by lamplight of a man with a beard which I have kept until this very day.  When my father saw it he went into …

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Sep 11

Arts Everyday Living: Morisot and Manet—The Enigma of Manet

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.      I have never seen such an expressive face as his…..                                                                                    Berthe Morisot Why did Berthe Morisot, who was the subject of 11 portraits by Edouard Manet, never reciprocate with at least one canvas of her fellow artist? However, other colleagues and …

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Feb 04

Arts Everyday Living: Russian Artists This Week—Zinaida Serebriakova, In the Time of Dr. Zhivago

Click on the image once, then twice to enlarge it.   This week I’ll be spotlighting a variety of Russian artists who worked mainly in the first half of the twentieth century.  This period was a tumultuous time dominated by World War I and the Russian Revolution. The art world, too, was transformed by the …

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Oct 01

Arts Everyday Living: Frida Kahlo—Artistic Companion of the Week—Fast Facts

Click on the works of art to ENLARGE and ENHANCE them.   Frida Kahlo, our artistic companion of the week, was barely known in her lifetime, overshadowed by her famous husband Diego Rivera.  In the early 21st century, though, Kahlo has achieved almost cult-status with exhibitions, books, and even an Oscar winning movie in 2002. …

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Apr 06

Arts Everyday Living: Raphael, Double Portrait, Double Anniversary, and Good Friday

  Raphael, along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, is one of the giants of the Italian Renaissance, his works of art ranging from numerous interpretations of the Madonna and Child theme to his monumental frescoes decorating the papal apartments in the Vatican.  Today, April 6, both marks his birth in 1483 as well as …

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