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Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Arts Everyday Living: Creativity in a Time of Crisis—Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

  Today were are experiencing the pandemic of the coronavirus. However, sometimes, in moments of crisis, an artist will actually summon his greatest powers of creativity.  Edward Hopper’s iconic NIGHT HAWKS is one of the results, done in the period shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. In September, 2014, I posted a […]

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Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885-6 John Singer Sargent 1856-1925 Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1887 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01615

Arts Everyday Living: Through a Child’s Eyes—Dreams of a Summer Evening

American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is remembered as one of the late 19th century’s most accomplished portraitists.  However, Sargent, like his French Impressionist friend Claude Monet (1840-1926) was also fascinated by the changing effects of color and light in natural surroundings, including the evening setting of Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose above.

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