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Paul Gauguin, The Siesta, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Arts Everyday Living: The Real Gauguin—Fact vs. Fiction, Voyage to Tahiti

Click on the works of art to ENLARGE and ENHANCE them.   Originally published in August, 2014.  I am republishing for my current Modern and Contemporary Art class.  THE REAL GAUGUIN: FACT VS. FICTION _______________ FAST FACT #1—TROUBLE IN PARADISE? On April 1, 1891, Paul Gauguin embarks from Marseilles for the then French colony of Tahiti, resolved to […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Vermeer's Rival in Long Ago Delft---Inside a Quiet Courtyard

Arts Everyday Living: Vermeer’s Rival in Long Ago Delft—Inside a Quiet Courtyard

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         VERMEER’S RIVAL IN LONG AGO DELFT INSIDE A QUIET COURTYARD     What land is this?  Yon pretty town Is Delft, with all its wares displayed…. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Keramos Dutch artist Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684), who like his contemporary Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), […]

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