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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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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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