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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Scandinavian Master-A Comparison to Andrew Wyeth

  Danish master L.A. Ring (1854-1933) is considered one of his country’s leading artistic figures, renowned for his remarkable realism.  Included among his subjects was his wife Sigrid Kahler, who is portrayed both pregnant, surrounded by the fertility of spring, and in a reflective mood with her husband’s paintings in the background.  While in his […]

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Arts Everyday Living: An Artist’s Tribute to His Wife—A Double Portrait & In A Domestic Interior

  Danish master Viggo Johansen (1851-1935) was an admired figure of his country’s art establishment in the late 19th century; he also was a member of the Skagen Painters, a colony of artists who portrayed  the dramatic coast of Denmark.  Johansen demonstrates his skill in portraiture in the unique self portrait with his wife Martha, […]

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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: Creative Routines At Home–the Art of Food–Escape from Social Isolation

An excerpt from Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively, chapter on Creative Routines.   The hours can loom ahead if you find yourself confined….Boredom, restlessness, even despair can result, negatively affecting your overall perspective and self-esteem. Yet, even the most mundane task can be a source of artistry.  Or, as the painter Georgia O’Keeffe once observed, you […]

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