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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: A Boy's Life---Solitary Fishing

Arts Everyday Living: A Boy’s Life—Solitary Fishing

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         A BOY’S LIFE SOLITARY FISHING …..To forget oneself is to be happy. Robert Louis Stevenson, Memories and Portraits Childhood was a popular subject of both Danish artist H. A. Brendekilde (1857-1942) and Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).  To experience more of their […]

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Judith Leyster

Arts Everyday Living: Rediscovering Women Artists—Judith Leyster & the Boy with a Flute

Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it.       REDISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS JUDITH LEYSTER     The Dutch artist Judith Leyster, for example, was extremely successful in her day as a portrait and genre specialist.  But her reputation soon faded after her death, until 1893, when the Dutch art historian C. Hofstede de Groot […]

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