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Still Life with Violin and Music,

Arts Everyday Living: A Trick of the Eye—The Perfection of Art & Music

“Life,’ wrote a friend of mine, ‘is a public performance on the violin, in which you must learn the instrument as you go along.” E. M. Forster, A Room with a View American artist William Harnett (1848-1892) specialized in still life, especially trompe-l’oeil works, perceived by a “trick of the eye” as three dimensional objects. The novels of […]

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Charles Bird King, Still Life on a Green Cloth, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Dining—A Final Course After the Feast

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own Although early American artist Charles Bird King (1785-1862) was a skilled still-life painter, he is primarily remembered today for his portraits of Native-Americans.  A Room of One’s Own by British writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was her declaration […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Splendor in the Northern Mountains—When Autumn Peaks

……There comes a festival season, When nature is all aglow— Aglow with mystical splendor That rivals the brightness of spring….. Emeline P. Smith, Excerpt from Indian Summer* The style of American artist Maurice Pendergast (1858-1924) is often marked by vibrant colors and impressionistic forms.  Information about Emeline P. Smith is not available. *Journal of Education for Upper […]

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Winslow Homer

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Winslow Homer–A Boy & His Pumpkin

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruit. Samuel Butler* Winslow Homer (1836-1910), a major figure in American art, often depicted children during his long  artistic career, especially when using the medium of watercolor.  English author Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was a contemporary of Homer; among his […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Woman in the Window--Where are the Morning Glories?

Arts Everyday Living: Woman in the Window–Where are the Morning Glories?

WOMAN IN THE WINDOW WHERE ARE THE MORNING GLORIES? Any of various plants, especially of the genera Ipomoea and Convolvulus, as I. purpurea, a twining plant having cordiate leaves and funnel-shaped flowers of various colors, often opening only in the morning. Morning Glory, definition, Dictionary.com Here’s another blog featuring the work of American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910). […]

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Childe Hassam, Harney Desert, 1908, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Arts Everyday Living: Childe Hassam in America–Exploring the Multi-Colored Desert

CHILDE HASSAM IN AMERICA EXPLORING THE MULTI-COLORED DESERT     Childe Hassam, though not an Oregonian, created some of the best known paintings of Oregon’s landscape…….. His second trip to Oregon in 1908, was primarily focused on the Harney desert in Malheur County. The Oregon Encyclopeida American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), like his French contemporary Monet, […]

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