Tag Archives | Baroque art


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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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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