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Arts Everyday Living: A Russian Impressionist’s Garden—Jewel of the Black Sea Coast

A RUSSIAN IMPRESSIONIST’S GARDEN JEWEL OF THE BLACK SEA COAST   A garden isn’t meant to be useful.  It’s a joy. Margaret Rumer Godden By the time Russian artist Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939) visited Paris in 1885 for the first time, Impressionism was already becoming an international movement. He quickly adopted the then radical style which […]

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Martin Johnson Heade, Approaching Thunder Storm, 1859, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Arts Everyday Living: A Week at the Sea—Van Gogh & Heade, Peace in the Storm

PLEASE BE CERTAIN TO CLICK THE PAINTING TO ENLARGE IT.   A WEEK AT THE SEA THE COMING THUNDERSTORM   There is peace even in the storm.* Vincent van Gogh Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) was an early American landscape artist who traveled extensively, beginning in the northeastern United States, where he created the eerie Approaching Thunder Storm along Narragansett […]

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Childe Hassam

Arts Everyday Living: A Week at the Sea—Endless Horizons, Eternal Search

Click on the work to ENLARGE or ENHANCE it.       A WEEK AT THE SEA ENDLESS HORIZONS, ETERNAL SEARCH   Self is a sea boundless and measureless. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet   _ Whenever I visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., I inevitably find myself standing before The South Ledges, Appledore by American Impressionist Childe […]

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