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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: Happy Birthday Leonardo! The Spirit of Mona Lisa, from Vermeer to Klimt

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARDO–THE SPIRIT OF MONA LISA, FROM VERMEER TO KLIMT The anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday’s was Thursday, April 15, 1452.  A true Renaissance man, one of the great geniuses of history: a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist. And creator of  the most famous painting in the world: the Mona […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & Tom Thomson-Lady of the Lake and the Innkeeper’s Daughter

  The theme of a woman in profile is universal in art. For instance, Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) immortalized Laura, sitting against the wilderness landscape of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park in Central Ontario.  While Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)  has posed his model Adeline Ravoux in a more traditional interior, probably a […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing– Art of Valentine’s Day—In Love With Love

      THE ART OF VALENTINE’S DAY—IN LOVE WITH LOVE! Ah l’amour!!!  Here’s a special holiday Art Circle to celebrate the joy, the passion, and endurance of love, both visually and in writing.  The featured artists constitute an international cast: Austrian Gustav Klimt (1862-1918); Frenchmen Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) and Rene-Xavier […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Van Gogh–In the Paris Suburbs, An Unusual View

  Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was inspired by the world around him, even scenes like the factory portrayed above, located in the northern suburbs of Paris.  Yet, his use of rich colors and expressive brushstrokes offers us a unique perspectives of the changing industrial environment of the late 19th century. Van Gogh lived […]

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