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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Impressionist Pissarro-Snowy Roads, Winter Woods

  French Impressionist master Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), like his colleague Claude Monet (1840-1926), was dedicated to capturing the effects of changing color and light on landscape throughout his career. He knew well the environment of Louveciennes, a suburb of Paris, whether depicting the busy main road that passed his house to Versailles, or a quiet […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Impressionists Cassatt & Morisot-In Love with Children

  Both Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) were contemporaries and important members of the Impressionist movement.  Children dominated their works, whether the engaging young girl above, who might actually be Morisot’s own daughter Julie or the eight year old boy below, Charles Dikran Kelekian (1900-1982), someday an influential collector of antiquities.  

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Arts Everyday Living: Inside World of an Artist’s Wife-Model of Husband & John Singer Sargent

American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), one of the leading portraitists of the late 19th and early 20th century, was a life long friend of French artist Paul Cesar Helleu (1859-1927). Helleu may not have achieved the fame of Sargent, but he was known for his depictions of fashionable, society women. In this blog, Madame […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Portraits of the Victorian Era–From Woman of Roses to an Unusual Judge

  British artist Frederick Sandys (1829-1904) lived during the Victorian era, often producing poetic portraits of beautiful  women evident in Grace Rose, its title probably referring to a type of flower. However, Sandys sometimes depicted prominent individuals such as Philip Bedingfeld who was a lawyer and judge. Yet do you notice the decorative panel behind him, particularly […]

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