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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing—Awakenings in Art, A Year of Sunrises

    AWAKENINGS IN ART, A YEAR OF SUNRISES   Happy New Year!  Art Circle continues with the theme of the sunrise to begin 2021!  Among the artists featured are: German Romantic painters Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869); another German Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841); American Hudson River School painter Frederic Church (1826-1900); and […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Artists Specialists Of Children—Portraits of Sisters and Brothers

  American Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942) and Italian Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) were both skilled and successful portrait artists, particularly of children.  Fortunately, we have some information on the young subjects above: Dorothea and Francesca were children of close friends while the two boys below were the children of Ramon Subercaseaux, a Chilean painter as well as […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through Monet’s Eyes—Winter in the Valley Near Giverny

Few artists can rival French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) in exploring the changing color and light of the seasons, including winter.  You might want to compare and contrast this work of art, done near Monet’s home at Giverny, with his painting inspired by the Norwegian countryside featured in today’s other blog.       […]

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