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Arts Everyday Living: Redon---A New Interpretation

Arts Everyday Living: Redon—A New Interpretation

Click on Sita to enhance the work of art.   “A title is justified only when it is vague, indeterminate and when it aims even confusedly at the equivocal. MY WORKS INSPIRE AND DO NOT OFFER EXPLANATIONS. They resolve nothing. They place us, just as music does, in the ambiguous world of the indeterminate.”* Odilon […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Vincent Van Gogh---Artistic Companion of the Week---Fast Facts

Arts Everyday Living: Vincent Van Gogh—Artistic Companion of the Week—Fast Facts

PLEASE click on the paintings and photographs to ENLARGE them. The Artistic Companion of the Week is the legendary Vincent van Gogh.  I’ve provided a summary of his biography and a “teaser” of his works of art for today’s blog.  Coming Wednesday: Portrait of a Friendship.   Born:   March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands. Died:   July […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum---A Palace of Art

Arts Everyday Living: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—A Palace of Art

  ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM Boston, Massachusetts   FAST FACTS The museum is the vision of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) who was responsible for the building, collection, and installments; opened in 1903; Gardner lived in an apartment on the top floor. Modeled after 15th century Venetian palace, incorporating fragments of actual Gothic and Renaissance structures; […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Norton Simon Museum---A Place for Creativity and Freedom

Arts Everyday Living: Norton Simon Museum—A Place for Creativity and Freedom

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM Pasadena, California   FAST FACTS The Norton Simon Museum is an internationally famous collection, renowned for its high quality; building constructed in 1969, originally Pasadena Art Museum that was incorporated into Norton Simon’s personal collection in 1974 and named after him; major interior renovation by Frank Gehry. Simon, a successful businessman, spent […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Phillips Collection---One Man's Vision

Arts Everyday Living: The Phillips Collection—One Man’s Vision

Click on the painting to enlarge it. THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION Washington, D.C.   FAST FACTS Founded in 1921 by art collector and art historian Duncan Phillips (1886-1966) as memorial to his recently deceased father and brother; envisioned by Phillips as a “small intimate museum” reflecting modernism in art; still housed in original family home, Georgian […]

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