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Arts Everyday Living: Vincent Van Gogh—Artistic Companion of the Week—Fast Facts

PLEASE click on the paintings and photographs to ENLARGE them. The Artistic Companion of the Week is the legendary Vincent van Gogh.  I’ve provided a summary of his biography and a “teaser” of his works of art for today’s blog.  Coming Wednesday: Portrait of a Friendship.   Born:   March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands. Died:   July […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Norton Simon Museum---A Place for Creativity and Freedom

Arts Everyday Living: Norton Simon Museum—A Place for Creativity and Freedom

NORTON SIMON MUSEUM Pasadena, California   FAST FACTS The Norton Simon Museum is an internationally famous collection, renowned for its high quality; building constructed in 1969, originally Pasadena Art Museum that was incorporated into Norton Simon’s personal collection in 1974 and named after him; major interior renovation by Frank Gehry. Simon, a successful businessman, spent […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Phillips Collection---One Man's Vision

Arts Everyday Living: The Phillips Collection—One Man’s Vision

Click on the painting to enlarge it. THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION Washington, D.C.   FAST FACTS Founded in 1921 by art collector and art historian Duncan Phillips (1886-1966) as memorial to his recently deceased father and brother; envisioned by Phillips as a “small intimate museum” reflecting modernism in art; still housed in original family home, Georgian […]

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Arts Everyday Living: National Museum of Western Art---French Impressionism in Tokyo

Arts Everyday Living: National Museum of Western Art—French Impressionism in Tokyo

Click on the painting to enlarge it. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART Tokyo, Japan   FAST FACTS Only national institution in Japan devoted to the appreciation of Western art. Core of the museum’s holdings is the collection of wealthy business leader Kojiro Matsukata (1865-1950), focusing on Impressionist painting, especially Monet, and Rodin sculptures (works of […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Musee Toulouse-Lautrec---A Museum of His Own

Arts Everyday Living: Musee Toulouse-Lautrec—A Museum of His Own

  HENRI TOULOUSE-LAUTREC MUSEUM ALBI, FRANCE     FAST FACTS Largest collection of Toulouse-Lautrec works of art anywhere!  Over 1000 paintings, drawings, lithographs and other media from all periods of his career including the night life of the Moulin Rouge. Artilleryman Saddling His Horse above is just one of several examples of Lautrec’s paintings done […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek---A Museum Treasure in Copenhagen

Arts Everyday Living: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek—A Museum Treasure in Copenhagen

Click on the painting to enhance it. NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK Copenhagen, Denmark    FAST FACTS Museum opened in 1897 in Copenhagen, based on collection of brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914); initial building constructed in the late nineteenth century is opulent in style; later additions in the twentieth century. Three major areas of art: Ancient Greek […]

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