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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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Therese Schwartze

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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DeCamp

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Tranquility—The Impressionist Vermeer

Here’s another reposted blog on American Impressionist Joseph DeCamp associated with the Boston School.      THE ART OF TRANQUILITY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES   How many times has she marveled at The Blue Cup, examining with pleasure its perfect dimensions and intricate patterns. A ritual she always performs in solitude without distractions, while taking […]

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