Arts Everyday Living: An American Impressionist & the Art of the Song

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William Merritt Chase, The Song, 1907, oil on canvas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

 

Each time I think the song has ended….something higher and better begins for me.

Hans Christian Andersen, The Flax

American Impressionist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) was a prolific artist who created a variety of subjects, from portraits to landscapes to genre scenes like The Song above.  Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is best known for his fairy tales such as The Emperor’s New Clothes, the Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, among other stories.

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