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Arts Everyday Living: Seeing Creatively, Cloudscapes from Constable to Monet

Reposted blog from 2015.     SEEING CREATIVELY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES     Yesterday, I discovered this cloudscape at River Farms, my personal Giverny.  Remembering favorite artists’ visions that always have inspired me: _____ Constable skies, a walk with Monet, sailing with Boudin, and ascending into the heavens with Russian master Kuindzhi. John Constable […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet’s Teacher–From Sea Cliffs to Venetian Canals

  French artist Eugene Boudin (1824-1898) was a master of seascapes and his art was an inspiration for the young Claude Monet (1840-1926), who worked with the older painter in their native city Le Havre in Normandy.  Boudin also traveled to Venice and like so many painters through the centuries, captured in paint monumental landmarks […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Child’s Eyes–A Boy in a Sailor Suit, Two Girls in Bonnets

  British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.*  His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing Through Art–Portraits & the Soul of Humanity

  In our previous blogs for Art Circle, landscapes and seascapes have been featured.  However, portraits offer us an opportunity to explore the always fascinating subject of humanity, revealing the character and personality of the individual subjects, and in many cases, their spirits and even their souls.   So meet the women and men as well […]

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