Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it WOMAN ON A BEACH AND THE PERFECT COMPANION Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live. Gustave Flaubert, Letter, 1857 Although born in […]
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THE BLOSSOMING UNIVERSE FLOWERS UP-CLOSE & PERSONAL How about flowers that are constantly part of our lives, and yet can be overlooked or taken for granted. Or according to artist Georgia O’Keeffe, “Still—in a way—nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small—we haven’t time—and to make time, as to have […]
SUMMER LOVE: SEASON OF THE HEART I know I am but summer to your heart, And not the full four seasons of the year…..* Edna St. Vincent Millay French artist James Tissot (1836-1902) was likely deeply in love with Kathleen Newton, the model of Summer, when he created this riveting work […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. The soul is healed by being with a child.* Fyodor Dostoyevsky Barely any information is available on Austrian artist Carl Froschl (1848-1934) and his paintings are accessible mainly on auction websites. Portraits of children seemed to be his speciality like Sweetness of Grapes […]
BE CERTAIN to click on the painting to ENLARGE and MAGNIFY it. BOYHOOD REVERIES FISHING IN A MOUNTAIN STREAM I don’t dig beneath the surface for things that don’t appear before my own eyes.* John Singer Sargent By 1901, when American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) created On His Holidays, Norway above, he was starting to […]
COMING THIS WEEK LOST LOVE, LOST WORLDS, LOST ART Frederick Leighton (1830-1896) was a renowned British artist in Victorian Great Britain; his painting Flaming June still draws audiences wherever it is shown. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
PLEASE CLICK on individual works of art to enlarge or enhance them. The holidays are definitely coming: Hanukkah begins on the 16th, while Christmas is only 2 weeks away. Have you completed your shopping? Mailed that long list of cards? Finalized travel plans? Decided the menu for those family meals? Or are you behind schedule? And […]