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Winter Harmony

Arts Everyday Living: Through an American Impressionist’s Eyes: Summer Into Winter

  There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and it fills it with noblest inclinations. Washington Irving, Sketch Book American Impressionist John H. Twachtman (1853-1902) often recreated the beauty of his home and surrounding property, with a particular love for winter evident in Winter Harmony […]

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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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Redon Flowers

Arts Everyday Living: Awakenings in Art—Dream Flowers & Butterflies

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake…. Henry David Thoreau* Symbolist French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is rarely surpassed in his extraordinary representations of flowers.  The writings of author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) continue to be relevant in the 21st century, ranging from the environment to politics. *A Week on the Concord […]

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