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Arts Everyday Living: Eternal Venice, Its Palaces and Bridges–from Renoir to Prendergast

  Venice has always been a magical city for artists.  Both French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) utilized color in particular to recreate its monumental buildings and multiple bridges. For instance, Prendergast’s Ponte della Paglia vibrates with rich patterns of stain glass-like tones while Renoir’s Venice (Doge’s Palace) is defined by the luminous light […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Enchanted Gardens—A Jewel by the Sea and a Castle Hideaway

  I was unable to discover much information on British artist Thomas Edwin Mostyn (1864-1930).  His style varied considerably from the rich, painterly multi-colored palette of the two paintings portraying dream-like gardens (possibly done in the 1920s) directly above and below, to an early work of art Unsolved, created about 1903 characterized by darker tones with an […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Glory of the Sunset–Daily Miracle, Spectacular Farewell

Still experiencing technical difficulties.  However, a spectacular sunset is worth a second look! One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare* Swiss born Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) spent most of his career in France, creating unique and innovative works, often reflecting the avant-garde movements in art of his time.  English  titan of literature […]

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