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Arts Everyday Living: A Russian Impressionist’s Garden—Jewel of the Black Sea Coast

A RUSSIAN IMPRESSIONIST’S GARDEN JEWEL OF THE BLACK SEA COAST   A garden isn’t meant to be useful.  It’s a joy. Margaret Rumer Godden By the time Russian artist Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939) visited Paris in 1885 for the first time, Impressionism was already becoming an international movement. He quickly adopted the then radical style which […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Self-Portrait of a Young Wife–A Memory of Russia Long Ago

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.        BEFORE THE SELFIE A GALLERY OF SELF PORTRAITS THIS WEEK, PART III   Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) was destined to be an artist, for creativity dominated her Russian family’s DNA, producing her sculptor father,  architect grandfather and brother, two painter uncles, as well as […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Neglected Artists–In the Shadow of Toulouse-Lautrec

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.      NEGLECTED OR FORGOTTEN ARTISTS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE NEW? Of the two painters I’ve chosen to spotlight today, Louis Anquetin has  been overshadowed by his now more celebrated contemporaries, while Karl Briullov’s creative reputation has never quite extended beyond his own country.  So take a […]

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