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Arts Everyday Living: Happy Valentine’s Day 2016—Love in the Studio

Please click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it.     HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2016 LOVE IN THE STUDIO   Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh   ___________________ Although Victorian era master Frederick Leighton (1830-1896) never married himself, his The Painter’s Honeymoon embodies the essence of young love–a combination of passion and affection. Particularly […]

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Arts Everyday Living: This Week at the Art Museum—The Queen’s Paramour?

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       THIS WEEK AT THE ART MUSEUM THE QUEEN’S PARAMOUR?   This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next us meet.* William Shakespeare   Miniaturist painter Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), like playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616), immortalized the men […]

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John Everett Millais, The Black Brunswicker

Arts Everyday Living: in Love and War—The Art of Romance

    IN LOVE & WAR THE ART OF ROMANCE   Who so loves believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning __________________ Like the couple above, soon to be parted by war, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (1829-1896) suffered romantic obstacles. Barrett, for instance, had to secretly wed fellow poet […]

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