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Arts Everyday Living: Awakenings in Art—Dream Flowers & Butterflies

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake…. Henry David Thoreau* Symbolist French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is rarely surpassed in his extraordinary representations of flowers.  The writings of author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) continue to be relevant in the 21st century, ranging from the environment to politics. *A Week on the Concord […]

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Jan Frans van Dael

Arts Everyday Living: Memory of Yesteryear Paris—The Most Exquisite Bouquet

After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world. Christian Dior* Jan Frans van Dael (1764-1840) was a Flemish artist who made his name in Paris creating intricate and richly colored arrangements of flowers.  Christian Dior (1905-1957) revolutionized the world of French fashion, especially during the post-World War II period. *Attributed, […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Woman in the Window--Where are the Morning Glories?

Arts Everyday Living: Woman in the Window–Where are the Morning Glories?

WOMAN IN THE WINDOW WHERE ARE THE MORNING GLORIES? Any of various plants, especially of the genera Ipomoea and Convolvulus, as I. purpurea, a twining plant having cordiate leaves and funnel-shaped flowers of various colors, often opening only in the morning. Morning Glory, definition, Dictionary.com Here’s another blog featuring the work of American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910). […]

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Arts Everyday Living: For Love of Pansies by a Rival of the Impressionists

Arts Everyday Living: For Love of Pansies by a Rival of the Impressionists

FOR LOVE OF PANSIES RIVALING THE IMPRESSIONISTS     I pray, what flowers are these? The pansy this, O, that’s for love’s thoughts. George Chapman, All Fools, Act II, Scene 1 French artist Henri Fantin-Latour (1863-1904) often rivaled his Impressionist friends Renoir and Monet with his moving canvases of flowers, whether elegant roses, flamboyant peonies, or humble […]

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