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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Dutch Woman Artist-From Her Niece to Self-Portrait

  Dutch artist Therese Schwartze (1851-1918) was a successful portraitist working mainly in late 19th century Amsterdam, her subjects ranging from her niece Lizzy Ansingh (1875-1959), who was also a painter, to commissions of prominent, wealthy patrons and their families as seen below. Do you notice the individual personalities of each sitter?     For […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Return to Spring Again—Tulips, Lilies, and Other Blossoms

Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was renowned for his historical paintings of Classical Greek and Roman themes.  However, he also focused on floral poetry, apparent in the moving  Still Life with Tulips above using an unusual arrangement of colors and flowers. You might want to click on Flag of Truce below for another interpretation.  

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Loyalty—A Woman & Her Dog

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. Emily Dickinson, Letter to Thomas Wentworth Higginson Have you heard of Dutch nineteenth century portrait painter Therese Schwartze (1851-1918)?  I just discovered this striking work in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherland’s beloved museum.  The poetry of New Englander Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) endures, ensuring […]

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