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Therese Schwartze

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Loyalty—A Woman & Her Dog

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson, Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson Have you heard of Dutch nineteenth century portrait painter Therese Schwartze (1851-1918)?  I just discovered this striking work in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherland’s beloved museum.  The poetry of New Englander Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) endures, ensuring […]

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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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Arts Everyday Living: Deciphering Vermeer-His Greatest Painting & Ultimate Prize

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.    DECIPHERING VERMEER:  THE ULTIMATE PRIZE This third installment on understanding the works of the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) will focus on what is judged his greatest masterpiece, coveted by the 20th century’s most destructive man. Isn’t an artist’s studio his sanctuary?  Where he is […]

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