Author Archive | Joan Hart

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Cassatt & Manet–Art of Leisure, Parks & Gardens

  American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and French artist Edouard Manet (1832-1883) were contemporaries, both immortalizing in paint the leisurely activities of their time including visits to the garden and park, a popular pastime.  Cassatt’s work above reflects her focus on children, the centerpiece of her career, while Manet introduces the viewer to his favorite […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet—Discovering Little Known Works of His Art

The iconic paintings of French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) are celebrated throughout the world, from boating scenes along the Seine River, filled with sparkling sunlight to  dramatic seascapes to enchanting waterlilies.  However, some of his works are not as well known such as the apple trees above, rich with vibrant multi-colors or the petite young […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Self-Portraits–Two American Artists, A Muralist & A Minister

  Numerous artists have depicted themselves throughout their careers, often providing posterity with insightful portrayals.  American painter Will Hicok Low (1853-1932) gained a reputation as a muralist and these large scale works can still be found in  the United States.  While Quaker minister Edward Hicks (1780-1849) is one of America’s most famous folk artists, who […]

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