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Arts Everyday Living: Through an Expressionist Artist’s Eyes—A Northern Starry Night?

Reposted blog.   The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination. Terri Guillemets   Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) was a German Expressionist artist, who like other members of this movement was greatly influenced by Vincent van Gogh.  Does Winter Landscape in Moonlight, which Kirchner created while residing in […]

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Elisabeth-Louise-Vigee-Lebrun, Self Portrait with a Straw Hat

Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Self Portrait—A Royal Friendship

Reposted blog.   An affectation which artists, art-lovers and persons of taste have been united in condemning, and which finds no precedent among the Ancients, is that in SMILING Madame Vigee-Le Brun shows her teeth.* Memoires Secrets, 1787, court scandal sheet   Although French artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun’s glamorous self portrait of 1782 shown […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Reading—Visionary Librarian & A Link to Dali?

Reposted blog.      THE ART OF READING A LINK TO DALI? Would you like to make the acquaintance of The Librarian or Wolfgang Lazius, director of the Imperial library circa 1562?  Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s quasi-human portrait of this prominent bibliophile and scholar is constructed of printed treasures: the hair literally an open book, topping a […]

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Chillde Hassam, Sunset at Sea, 1911, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Mindfulness–Sunset Reflections, Monet to NASA

Reposting of blog. THE ART OF MINDFULNESS SUNSET REFLECTIONS “Mindful commuters say deep breaths, clear minds keep them calm under stress” was the headline of a Washington Post article. Whether sitting or standing on the metro train, cycling, or even driving, workers from the D.C. area have been avoiding the negative distractions of their regular […]

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