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Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Mind of a Child–Sisters, a Brother, and Son of a House Painter

  How can we resist the portrait of a child, no matter what the time or period of history. Yet each artist creates his own interpretation: from the moving portrayal of  peasant siblings by French academic painter William Bouguereau (1825-1905) to the rather intriguing relationship of the trio of sisters by British master John Everett […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Timeless Beauties–Royal Princess & Socialite Sister of Oscar Winner

        Often portraits are timeless—the sitters may be separated by centuries, yet they are connected by their humanity—and in these two cases, an enduring beauty.  Both works of art are created by British artists, renowned for their skill as portraitists. Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), for instance, is considered one of the major painters […]

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Arts Everyday Living: An Artist’s Portraits of His Daughter–Who Became an Artist Herself

    British artist George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) was an accomplished portraitist, immortalizing his sitters with a remarkable realism, evident here in his depictions of his daughter Mary. In The Saddler’s Daughter, she is about 10, proudly representing her father who was a member of the  Saddler’s Company, and below she is a more serious teenager […]

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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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