Author Archive | Joan Hart

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet–Michel, Jean-Pierre, Blanche & Suzanne

  Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) sometimes included his large family of eight children in the landscapes done around his home in Giverny.  For instance above we can see Michel Monet  and his stepbrother Jean-Pierre Hoschede, who were about the same age.  While below is his depiction of two of his stepdaughters Blanche, an artist […]

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Therese Schwartze

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Loyalty—A Woman & Her Dog

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson, Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson Have you heard of Dutch nineteenth century portrait painter Therese Schwartze (1851-1918)?  I just discovered this striking work in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherland’s beloved museum.  The poetry of New Englander Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) endures, ensuring […]

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