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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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Therese Schwartze

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Loyalty—A Woman & Her Dog

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson, Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson Have you heard of Dutch nineteenth century portrait painter Therese Schwartze (1851-1918)?  I just discovered this striking work in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherland’s beloved museum.  The poetry of New Englander Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) endures, ensuring […]

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