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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Sea—Dream Tides, Peacock Waves

Reposted blog.     DREAM TIDES, PEACOCK WAVES   Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides. Unknown   Blue Seascape, Wave Effect created by French painter George Lacombe (1868-1916) symbolizes the spirt of The Nabis (meaning prophet in Hebrew), a group of avant-garde artists who rebelled against naturalism and realism in art.  Instead they believed […]

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Arts Everyday Living: North to Finland---Towering Clouds, Lake Reflections

Arts Everyday Living: North to Finland—Towering Clouds, Lake Reflections

Reposted posts.           NORTH TO FINLAND TOWERING CLOUDS, LAKE REFLECTIONS   The sky is the daily bread of our eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals  Finnish master Aksell Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) and New England author Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) may have lived on different continents but they shared a love of nature, particularly our […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Collecting Impressionism—Monet & the Cottage by the Sea

Reposted blog.   COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM, IV MONET, THE TYCOON, AND THE COTTAGE BY THE SEA   What do SEPTA, Philadelphia’s transit system, and Monet’s Customhouse, Varengeville below have in common?  Oil and transportation magnate William L. Elkins,  who was once one of the Pennsylvania city’s wealthiest citizens in the late 19th century. Both establishing the foundation […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Seeing Creatively, Cloudscapes from Constable to Monet

Reposted blog from 2015.     SEEING CREATIVELY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES     Yesterday, I discovered this cloudscape at River Farms, my personal Giverny.  Remembering favorite artists’ visions that always have inspired me: _____ Constable skies, a walk with Monet, sailing with Boudin, and ascending into the heavens with Russian master Kuindzhi. John Constable […]

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