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Apr 25

Arts Everyday Living: Jewel of the Northern Renaissance–A Noblewoman at Court

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         JEWEL OF THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE A NOBLEWOMAN AT COURT       ____________________ ____________________ The virtue of her looks Excels the precious stone; Ye need none other book To read, or look upon. John Heywood, A Description of a Most Noble Lady In what …

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Mar 12

Arts Everyday Living: Summer in March–Crimson Roses, Impressionist Sunlight

Click on the work of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.           SUMMER IN MARCH CRIMSON ROSES, IMPRESSIONIST SUNLIGHT   ____________________ ____________________ You love the roses—so do I.  I wish The sky would rain down roses…. George Eliot, Roses American Impressionist Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931) created the haunting Crimson Rambler at his home near Boston, where …

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Jan 25

Arts Everyday Living: Leonardo da Vinci’s Princess? Or Portrait by a Unknown Artist?

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           LEONARDO DA VINCI’S PRINCESS? OR PORTRAIT BY AN UNKNOWN ARTIST?     ____________________ ____________________  I give the degrees of things seen by the eye as the musician does of the sounds heard by the ear. Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks of Leonardo (MacCurdy, 1938) …

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Jan 15

Arts Everyday Living: Decorative Impressionism—The Girl in Blue

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         DECORATIVE IMPRESSIONISM THE GIRL IN BLUE       ____________________ ____________________ A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can be found. Bertrand Russell* American artist …

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Jan 07

Arts Everyday Living: Beauty, Wisdom, & the Spirit–The Canoness

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         BEAUTY, WISDOM & THE SPIRIT THE CANONESS     ____________________ ____________________ A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul. Minna Antrim Canoness Elizabeth Throckmorton above seems to combine all of the attributes of Minna …

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Jul 15

Arts Everyday Living: Women & Roses in Poetry and Painting

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       WOMEN & ROSES IN POETRY AND PAINTING     I dream of a red-rose tree. And which of its roses three Is the dearest rose to me. Robert Browning, Women and Roses ____________________ ____________________ *Robert Browning (1812-1889), English poet. The above image is used …

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Jul 07

Arts Everyday Living: Gainsborough, Master Portraitist—In Love with the Playwright’s Wife?

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         GAINSBOROUGH, MASTER PORTRAITIST IN LOVE WITH THE PLAYWRIGHT’S WIFE?   ____________________ ____________________ Through the drama—whether damned or not— Love gilds the scene, and women guide the plot. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Rivals* *Richard Brinsley Sheridan was an 18th century playwright and the husband …

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Jun 27

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Klimt—The Master of Strange and Exquisite Beauty

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           GUSTAV KLIMT THE MASTER OF STRANGE BEAUTY       Gustav Klimt, Hygieia (from Medicine mural), 1899-1907, University of Vienna ceiling, destroyed, 1945 ____________________ There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in proportion. Edgar Allan Poe The above image …

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May 02

Arts Everyday Living: The Woman in Rose—-Solitary Thoughts, Private Reflections

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       THE WOMAN IN ROSE SOLITARY THOUGHTS, PRIVATE REFLECTIONS   ____________________ ____________________ In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion. Albert Camus   The above image is used solely for educational purposes. And add Through an Artist’s Eyes: …

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Apr 20

Arts Everyday Living: A Walk into the Past—Old Fashioned Girl, Emerging Woman

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           A WALK INTO THE PAST OLD FASHIONED GIRL, EMERGING WOMAN   ____________________ ____________________ The emerging woman….will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled and strong-bodied…..strength and beauty must go together. Louisa May Alcott, from Old Fashioned Girl The above image is used solely for …

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