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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Child—The Artist’s Daughter & Three Sisters in Red

  Russian artist Boris Kustodiev (1878-1927) considered daughter Irina his star model, painting her from infancy.  Here she poses on the porch of a Swiss clinic where her father was recovering from a serious illness. Kustodiev skillfully balances the petite figure of Irina, with the massive mountain range extending behind her. Belgian Leon Frederic (1856-1940) […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Late Masterpiece by Van Gogh–the Mysterious Couple Among the Poplars

  Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-2890) created Undergrowth with Two Figures during the last month of his life when he was living at Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris. Note the strong vertical thrust of the painting, evident in what Vincent described to his brother Theo as “trunks of violet poplars” that almost camouflage the tall slender forms of […]

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