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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: Eternal Venice, Its Palaces and Bridges–from Renoir to Prendergast

  Venice has always been a magical city for artists.  Both French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) utilized color in particular to recreate its monumental buildings and multiple bridges. For instance, Prendergast’s Ponte della Paglia vibrates with rich patterns of stain glass-like tones while Renoir’s Venice (Doge’s Palace) is defined by the luminous light […]

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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: Escaping Social Distancing—Awakenings in Art, A Year of Sunrises

    AWAKENINGS IN ART, A YEAR OF SUNRISES   Happy New Year!  Art Circle continues with the theme of the sunrise to begin 2021!  Among the artists featured are: German Romantic painters Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869); another German Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841); American Hudson River School painter Frederic Church (1826-1900); and […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing—In Love with Impressionism!

  IN LOVE WITH IMPRESSIONISM   Winter is almost here in the northern hemisphere so why not escape into the always inviting world of  Impressionism.  For this Art Circle blog, the Impressionists will be featured including the members of the revolutionary group who held their first of eight exhibitions in Paris, beginning in 1874. Among the […]

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