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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing– Art of Valentine’s Day—In Love With Love

      THE ART OF VALENTINE’S DAY—IN LOVE WITH LOVE! Ah l’amour!!!  Here’s a special holiday Art Circle to celebrate the joy, the passion, and endurance of love, both visually and in writing.  The featured artists constitute an international cast: Austrian Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); Frenchmen Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) and Rene-Xavier […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Realm of Books—From Solitary Reader to Alice in Wonderland

  Both Czech Franz Dvorak (1862-1927) and Brit George Dunlop Leslie (1835-1921) portrayed popular pastimes such as reading.   Each work of art demonstrates the individual interpretation by each artist, from the young woman concentrating diligently on her book to the interaction between the mother and child (who was Leslie’s daughter) sharing the classic story […]

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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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