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Arts Everyday Living: Renoir & John Singer Sargent–Umbrellas of Paris & the Countryside

  French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) decided to make umbrellas the theme of the work of art above, set among a Parisian crowd in the rain–a lively group of all ages. Do any of the figures particularly attract your eye? American John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) focuses on just two subjects, artists Wilfrid de Glehn (1870-1951) […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Along the Timeless Seine–Views of an Impressionist & an Adopted Parisian

Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was born to British parents but spent most of his life in France. American Julius Le Blanc Stewart (1855-1919) was known as the “Parisian from Philadelphia” and like Sisley, made France the center of his art world.  Both of them created riverscapes along the Seine, so calming and detached from the […]

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