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Arts Everyday Living: William Glackens, the Renoir of the 20th Century—At the Soda Fountain

American artist William Glackens (1870-1938) was also a member of The Eight who like his colleague Robert Henri focused on contemporary life.  However, the women portrayed in The Soda Fountain date from later in the 20th century, dressed in the fashion of the 1930s.  Glackens was also an admirer of Renoir and often incorporated the Impressionist’s warm […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Eternal Venice, Its Palaces and Bridges–from Renoir to Prendergast

  Venice has always been a magical city for artists.  Both French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) utilized color in particular to recreate its monumental buildings and multiple bridges. For instance, Prendergast’s Ponte della Paglia vibrates with rich patterns of stain glass-like tones while Renoir’s Venice (Doge’s Palace) is defined by the luminous light […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet & Other Artists-Love of Sailing, Wind & Water

    Seeing the world through an artist’s eyes expands and enhances our experience of daily life.  What do you think of the difference between the interpretations of sailboats by French master Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American early Modernist Charles Demuth (1883-1935)?  Decades separate these works of art, Monet’s Sailboats at Argenteuil representing the Impressionist style, […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Celebrating Easter in Art—the Rejuvenation of Nature and Spring

American artist George Hitchcock ((1850-1913) often painted the glories of flowers as is evident in Easter Sunday, in the delicate bouquet held by the young woman; the floral pattern of her costume; and the blooming field behind her. Hitchcock spent several years of his artistic career in the Netherlands where he probably created the work above. […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Poetry of Still Lifes–From Teapots to Roses to the Beauty of a Fan

  Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) was born and grew up in Denmark, but emigrated to the United States around the age of 20.  Carlsen is often admired for his remarkable still lifes.  Note the variety of subjects and accompanying palette of colors, from the rather austere culinary objects of Study in Gray to the rich, decorative arrangement […]

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