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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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Arts Everyday Living: Beginnings of Impressionism--Spring in the French Countryside

Arts Everyday Living: Beginnings of Impressionism–Spring in the French Countryside

        BEGINNINGS OF IMPRESSIONISM SPRING IN THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE     Be guided by feelings alone.  We are only simple mortals, subject to error; so listen to the advice of others but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Notebooks, c. 1865 French artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Toulouse Lautrec and Art of Infatuation-An Anonymous L'Amour

Arts Everyday Living: Toulouse Lautrec and Art of Infatuation-An Anonymous L’Amour

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         TOULOUSE LAUTREC & THE ART OF INFATUATION AN ANONYMOUS L’AMOUR Only the figure exists.  Landscape merely is, and must not be anything more than an addition. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec* Although  the work of French Post-Impressionist artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) is mainly set in […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Dining in Paradise with Monet’s Neighbor-Creative Routines at Home

BE SURE to CLICK on the work of art to ENLARGE and ENHANCE it.         DINING IN PARADISE WITH PIERRE BONNARD CREATIVE ROUTINES AT HOME   Bonnard’s room seems a paradise in which to dream rather than to dine.  Colors for all the senses vibrate and surprise as they multiply: lavender, tangerine, fuchsia, chartreuse, maroon, turquoise, […]

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