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Arts Everyday Living: A Boy's Life---Solitary Fishing

Arts Everyday Living: A Boy’s Life—Solitary Fishing

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         A BOY’S LIFE SOLITARY FISHING …..To forget oneself is to be happy. Robert Louis Stevenson, Memories and Portraits   Childhood was a popular subject of both Danish artist H. A. Brendekilde (1857-1942) and Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).  To experience more of […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Child’s Eyes–A Boy in a Sailor Suit, Two Girls in Bonnets

  British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.*  His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet–Michel, Jean-Pierre, Blanche & Suzanne

  Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) sometimes included his large family of eight children in the landscapes done around his home in Giverny.  For instance above we can see Michel Monet  and his stepbrother Jean-Pierre Hoschede, who were about the same age.  While below is his depiction of two of his stepdaughters Blanche, an artist […]

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Arts Everyday Living: In Love with the Art of Renoir—Portrait of a Friend’s Daughter

French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919) cultivated wealthy patrons who commissioned portraits of their families.  However, banker and diplomat Paul Berard, whose daughter Lucie is depicted above, was also Renoir’s friend.  Berard often invited Renoir to spend time at his estate, where the artist had the opportunity to  paint Berard’s four children.

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