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Arts Everyday Living: The Music Lesson-A Young Girl, A Turkish Instrument & Oriental Costumes

British artist Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896) enjoyed considerable fame during his career, although his realistic, academic style was no longer appreciated in the decades after his death. However, his works of art are experiencing a revival today such as the moving Music Lesson above. The student on our right is identified as Connie Gilchrist, who later […]

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Arts Everyday Living: In Honor of Memorial Day–Self Portrait of a Fallen World War II Artist

British artist Rex Whistler (1905-1944) was a versatile figure in the art world as a painter, designer, and illustrator.  Throughout his career, he produced several self-portraits including his depiction of himself as a member of the Welsh Guard during World War II.  Whistler was trained as a tank commander, tragically killed in action in Normandy […]

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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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