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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Father-Daughter Artists–the Spirit of Girlhood

  British artists Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) and Catherine Madox Brown (1850-1927) were father and daughter, both sharing the gift of creativity. You might want to compare their individual interpretations of girlhood according to elements of style (such as color, light and overall composition) as well as personality and spirit of each sitter.  

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Arts Everyday Living: Celebrities in Art—Lillie Langtry, Jersey Girl and Royal Mistress

  Reposted Blog.   ——————– Would you like to meet Lillie Langtry,  an example of a celebrity circa 1878?  A Jersey girl from the Channel Islands, Lillie was already the mistress of the Prince of Wales and acclaimed beauty when she posed for British artist John Everett Millais in the portrait above. Yet, Millais,has depicted […]

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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: The Artist of Aristocrats—A Tale of Two Duchesses

  Anglo-Hungarian artist Phillip de Laszlo (1869-1937) was, like American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), an admired portraitist of the “rich and famous,” particularly royalty as well as the aristocracy including the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.  Sometimes Laszlo painted generations of the same family such as the Duchesses of Portland, both the mother-in-law Winifred […]

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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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