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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Court Painter–A Doomed King, Wife & 5 Children

    Flemish master Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was a prolific court portraitist, best known for his memorable depictions of the British royal family: from the doomed Charles I (who would later be deposed and executed) with his wife Queen Henrietta Maria to the couple’s children including the future monarchs Charles II (in the center […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing Through Art–Portraits & the Soul of Humanity

  In our previous blogs for Art Circle, landscapes and seascapes have been featured.  However, portraits offer us an opportunity to explore the always fascinating subject of humanity, revealing the character and personality of the individual subjects, and in many cases, their spirits and even their souls.   So meet the women and men as well […]

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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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