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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Self-Portraits—A Lover of Sunflowers & A World War II Soldier

    I am always fascinated by self portraits, a centuries old tradition in art, dating back to the Middle Ages.  Here are two examples by twentieth century artists: Romanian Nina Arbore (1889-1947), who is esteemed particularly for still-lifes, including the vibrant interpretation of sunflowers seen above; and Brit Rex Whistler (1905-1944), renowned for his […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Victorian Artist’s Eyes–In the Old Farm Garden

____________________ How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. Benjamin Disraeli* British artist Frederick Walker (1840-1875) was a respected painter and illustrator, who portrayed a variety of scenes reflecting English life, from the bucolic garden above to the squalid conditions of the homeless.  Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) is considered one of the […]

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