Author Archive | Joan Hart

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Scandinavian Master—Art is All in the Family

  Norwegian artist Christian Krohg (1852-1925) was renowned for his realistic style, often drawn to everyday subjects in the world around him.  He also immortalized his family, such as his wife painter Oda (1860-1935)  posing in the striking portrait above and with their son Per (1889-1965), in the intimate scene below.  Later Per would follow […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing—Awakenings in Art, A Year of Sunrises

    AWAKENINGS IN ART, A YEAR OF SUNRISES   Happy New Year!  Art Circle continues with the theme of the sunrise to begin 2021!  Among the artists featured are: German Romantic painters Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869); another German Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841); American Hudson River School painter Frederic Church (1826-1900); and […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Artists Specialists Of Children—Portraits of Sisters and Brothers

  American Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) and Italian Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) were both skilled and successful portrait artists, particularly of children.  Fortunately, we have some information on the young subjects above: Dorothea and Francesca were children of close friends while the two boys below were the children of Ramon Subercaseaux, a Chilean painter as well as […]

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