Van Gogh

Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh, Words and Colors—The Sea and the Stars

Reposted blog.   Colour expresses something by itself……. Vincent van Gogh’s passages on color in his letters to his brother Theo and other correspondents, not only complement some of his greatest paintings, but are sometimes works of art in themselves.  He was very knowledgeable about color theory and studied the subject intensively. Here is just […]

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Anna Stainer Knittel

Arts Everyday Living: Through a Woman Artist’s Eyes—Mountain Flowers, Alpine Blossoms

Reposted blog.     MOUNTAIN FLOWERS, ALPINE BLOSSOMS THROUGH A WOMAN ARTIST’S EYES   The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a bee- Emily Dickinson Alpenblumen or Alpine Flowers by Austrian painter Anna Stainer Knittel (1841-1915) expresses her love of the flowers of the mountain region where she was born and lived.  Knittel had […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Self Portraits of Women Artists–From a Princess to an Astronomer’s Wife

    Here’s a trio of women artists who may not be that well known but have left posterity with three memorable self-portraits, starting with German painter Louise Hollandine, (1622-1709) who was also a princess as well as an abbess. Ludovike Simanowiz (1759-1827) was also a German painter, specializing in portraits. She had an eventful […]

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River Farm July 2014 suans crepe myr

Arts Everyday Living: Summer Walks in Impressionist Gardens–Escaping Social Distancing

Here’s another mini-gallery of paintings of a favorite theme for our Art Circle.  For gardens have inspired numerous artists especially Impressionists, whether from France such as Renoir and Monet or the United States such as Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase  and John Singer Sargent.  So enjoy an extended walk through these visionary works of summer! […]

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