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Royal Collection painting survey Balmoral Oct 2014

Arts Everyday Living: Best Friends & Companions–the Royal Pets of Queen Victoria

  British master Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) is considered one of the supreme painters of animals, demonstrated here in his moving portraits of two of Queen Victoria’s pets.  Landseer was a favorite artist of the queen and she commissioned the portrayal of Waldmann above, a smooth haired dachshund as well as The Lory, a parrot given to […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing—The Artful World of Animals

    THE ART OF ANIMALS—BEST FRIENDS & COMPANIONS TO THE WILDLIFE REALM   Art Circle returns with the always popular theme of animals in art: whether domestic pets (our best friends and companions) or the diverse species of the wildlife realm.  Among the featured artists are Brit Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873); American Winslow Homer […]

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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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