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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Royal Portraitist—the Entrancing Marchesa

Flemish Baroque portraitist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was commissioned by the elite circles of seventeenth century royalty and aristocracy including the striking Marchesa Grimaldi-Cattaneo. She was a member of one of the then ruling families of shipping power Genoa, Italy—a city, unfortunately, currently in the headlines  with the tragic collapse of a local bridge.

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Arts Everyday Living: Lost Loves in Art—Peter Paul & Isabella Rubens, A Bride and Groom

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       LOST LOVES IN ART A BRIDE AND GROOM     The Woodbine or the Honeysuckle represents True Love or Steadfastness of Affection. Graham’s American Monthly Magazine, 1813   Self-portraits by artists are common, but portrayals like Rubens and Isabella Brant, the Honeysuckle Bower are rare […]

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