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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Sleeping—Take a Nap with Van Gogh & Other Artists

  Longing for a nap? The three artists featured here each take a creative approach.  For instance Danish painter Wenzel Tornoe (1844-1907) depicts an unguarded (if cramped) moment in the working life of a seamstress on Whitsunday (Pentacost) morning, while the woman portrayed by French master Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) has the luxury of stretching out […]

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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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