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Arts Everyday Living: Mary Cassatt & Elizabeth Nourse–the Art of Maternal Love

  American artists Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938) both spent most of their careers in France, where they established a reputation for their moving interpretations of the mother and child theme. Yet, as you can see, their  approaches differed: Cassatt depicted middle and upper class subjects, utilizing an impressionistic style, while Nourse was […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing—In Love with Impressionism!

  IN LOVE WITH IMPRESSIONISM   Winter is almost here in the northern hemisphere so why not escape into the always inviting world of  Impressionism.  For this Art Circle blog, the Impressionists will be featured including the members of the revolutionary group who held their first of eight exhibitions in Paris, beginning in 1874. Among the […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Thanksgiving—Norman Rockwell’s Enduring Freedom

In the middle of World War II, American icon Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), created four paintings inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms State of the Union Address given in 1941 (and quoted below).  These works debuted on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in early 1943, as part of the artist’s patriotic contribution to the […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Splendor in the Northern Mountains—When Autumn Peaks

……There comes a festival season, When nature is all aglow— Aglow with mystical splendor That rivals the brightness of spring….. Emeline P. Smith, Excerpt from Indian Summer* The style of American artist Maurice Pendergast (1858-1924) is often marked by vibrant colors and impressionistic forms.  Information about Emeline P. Smith is not available. *Journal of Education for Upper […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Scandinavian Master-A Comparison to Andrew Wyeth

  Danish master L.A. Ring (1854-1933) is considered one of his country’s leading artistic figures, renowned for his remarkable realism.  Included among his subjects was his wife Sigrid Kahler, who is portrayed both pregnant, surrounded by the fertility of spring, and in a reflective mood with her husband’s paintings in the background.  While in his […]

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