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Hilda and Maggie, 1911

Arts Everyday Living: Best Friends and Companions in Art—Elegant Women & Their Pets

  Portraiture was experiencing a “renaissance” during  the late 19th century and early 20th century.  Two artists who contributed to this art tradition were British painter George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) and his American contemporary John White Alexander (1856-1915), who often emphasized the elegance and grace of their subjects. Yet, are you more inclined to notice […]

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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: The Art of Food & Taste—Pastries, Cakes, and Strawberries Too

Please click on the paintings to enlarge and enhance.     During the Baroque period in art, artists like still life specialist Italian Giuseppe Recco (1634-1695) created rich, detailed combinations of  colorful flowers and tempting desserts. More than two centuries later, American master John Frederick Peo (1854-1907) presents a simpler yet appealing offering of cake, […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Jewel of American Impressionism– New England Island, Eternal Summer

NEW ENGLAND ISLAND, ETERNAL SUMMER   …..there shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.* Celia Thaxter, poet   American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935), like his French counterparts led by Claude Monet, often recreated the luminous light and color of summer. Except his inspiration was mainly within the heart of New England, from the picturesque […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Self-Portraits–Two American Artists, A Muralist & A Minister

  Numerous artists have depicted themselves throughout their careers, often providing posterity with insightful portrayals.  American painter Will Hicok Low (1853-1932) gained a reputation as a muralist and these large scale works can still be found in  the United States.  While Quaker minister Edward Hicks (1780-1849) is one of America’s most famous folk artists, who […]

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