Author Archive | Joan Hart

WGL203767 On His Holidays, Norway, 1901 (oil on canvas) by Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925); 137x244 cm; © Lady Lever Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool; ( Alexander, son of art collector George McCulloch;); American,  out of copyright

Arts Everyday Living: Travels with John Singer Sargent—Gone Fishing

Reposted blog.     TRAVELS WITH JOHN SINGER SARGENT   By the early 20th century, when internationally-acclaimed portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) created this outdoor scene, he had tired of producing portraits of the super-rich and royalty in Europe and the United States, preferring to depict family and friends engaged in daily pursuits.     […]

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Self portrait

Arts Everyday Living: Through a Russian Woman Artist’s Eyes–In the Time of Dr. Zhivago

Reposted blog.   Zinaida Serebriakova, one of Russia’s first notable women painters, was caught in the middle of the upheaval of World War I and Russian Revolution..  Like Boris Pasternak’s character Dr. Zhivago, she lost not only family members and friends, but her way of life.* However, her self portrait At the Dressing Table was […]

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