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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Victorian Artist’s Eyes–In the Old Farm Garden

____________________ How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. Benjamin Disraeli* British artist Frederick Walker (1840-1875) was a respected painter and illustrator, who portrayed a variety of scenes reflecting English life, from the bucolic garden above to the squalid conditions of the homeless.  Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) is considered one of the […]

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Daniel Alexander Williamson, Spring, Arnside Knot and Coniston Range of Hills from Warton Crag, detail, c. 1863, oil on canvas, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Arts Everyday Living: Fluctuations and Changes of Spring—On an English Hillside

FLUCTUATIONS AND CHANGES OF SPRING ON AN ENGLISH HILLSIDE   In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.* Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) As spring approaches summer, its temperatures and weather in general still continue to fluctuate.  British artist Daniel Alexander Williamson (1823-1903), in his scenic view near a […]

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