Arts Everyday Living: Roses are Forever—the Diamond of Flowers

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I’d rather roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

Emma Goldman

(A note to readers: my blog will be continuing but I’m currently working on some new projects so the historical content will be reduced.  However, I’ll still be providing a variety of works of art, along with insightful quotes from artists, writers, and others engaged in creative living.)


William Merritt Chase

William Merritt Chase, Flowers (Roses), c. 1884/1888, pastel on paper, Private Collection

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), often identified as an American Impressionist, was both renowned as an artist and teacher (counting Georgia O’Keeffe among his students).  Recognized especially for his skillful brushwork; his subjects ranged from landscapes to still-lifes to portraiture including the members of his large family.

Emma Goldman (1869-1940) led a tumultuous life as a political anarchist, both in the United States and Europe. Yet apparently, as evident in the quote above, she did have time to appreciate the beauty of nature.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.



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