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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Court Painter–A Doomed King, Wife & 5 Children

    Flemish master Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was a prolific court portraitist, best known for his memorable depictions of the British royal family: from the doomed Charles I (who would later be deposed and executed) with his wife Queen Henrietta Maria to the couple’s children including the future monarchs Charles II (in the center […]

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Winslow Homer (American, 1836 - 1910), Autumn, 1877, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon 1985.64.22

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Winslow Homer–Height of Autumn Fashion

Although American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is often identified with his dramatic seascapes, he also was inspired by the interior of the country.  In Autumn, Homer takes us on a pathway in the woods, already transformed by multi-colors of the season.  However, who is the elegantly dressed woman holding the equivalent of a bouquet of leaves? […]

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Arts Everyday Living: An Artist’s Tribute to His Wife—A Double Portrait & In A Domestic Interior

  Danish master Viggo Johansen (1851-1935) was an admired figure of his country’s art establishment in the late 19th century; he also was a member of the Skagen Painters, a colony of artists who portrayed  the dramatic coast of Denmark.  Johansen demonstrates his skill in portraiture in the unique self portrait with his wife Martha, […]

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