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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Jeanne Samary, 1878, oil on canvas, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Arts Everyday Living: Portrait of an Actress–Through the Eyes of Renoir & Abbema

French artist Louise Abbema (1853-1927) is an example of the increasing prestige of women painters in the late nineteenth century, from new art educational opportunities to growing professional acceptance in areas such as portraiture.  Both she and Impressionist Renoir (1840-1919) recreated the vitality and spirit of actress Jeanne Samary (1857-1890), though utilizing different styles.

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Marie-Denise Villers, Portrait of a Woman After Nature or Madame Soustras, 1802, oil on canvas, Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Arts Everyday Living: Rediscovering Women Artists—A Once “Lost” Painter

  REDISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS A ONCE “LOST” PAINTER For she had eyes and chose me. William Shakespeare, Othello, Act III French artist Marie-Denise Villiers (1774-1821) was rediscovered only in the 20th century; before then, her works were attributed to other painters such as famous contemporary Jacques-Louis David.  British playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) continues to maintain […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Colleague of Cassatt--Children in Church

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Colleague of Cassatt–Children in Church

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         THROUGH THE EYES OF A COLLEAGUE OF CASSATT CHILDREN IN CHURCH   ___________________ When people talk, listen completely.  Most people never listen.* Ernest Hemingway Ohio born Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938) was a contemporary of Mary Cassatt and like her fellow American colleague, spent […]

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