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Arts Everyday Living: Alfred Sisley, An Impressionist for All Seasons–Poetry of Earth & Sky

      AN IMPRESSIONIST FOR ALL SEASONS   Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) is considered one of the leading artists of the Impressionist movement, along with his colleagues Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, and Degas, among others.  Sisley’s works of art were dominated by landscapes, reflecting his love of the then often picturesque suburbs of Paris.  His paintings […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Renoir & Fellow Artists–A Tale of Four Hats

    I’ve chosen a fun theme for today—hats!  So here are three unique depictions, from the elegant chapeau of Mrs. Robert Trotter of Bush by 18th century British portraitist George Romney (1734-1802); the colorful, decorative bonnets of two sisters by French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919); and the more humble straw hat (temporarily abandoned) […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through Monet’s Eyes—Winter in the Valley Near Giverny

Few artists can rival French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) in exploring the changing color and light of the seasons, including winter.  You might want to compare and contrast this work of art, done near Monet’s home at Giverny, with his painting inspired by the Norwegian countryside featured in today’s other blog.       […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing—Snow, Glorious, Snow!

    SNOW, GLORIOUS, SNOW   Welcome again to Art Circle! Winter is coming—actually it is almost here in the northern climates and arriving on Monday!  Snow has often been a favorite subject of artists throughout art history, including:  Japanese masters Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Hasui Kawase (1883-1957); French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926); Americans Childe Hassam […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Shopping with the Impressionists—Renoir’s Portrait of a Teenage Shopper

  Henriette Henriot was only 17 when French Impressionist  Renoir (1841-1919)  immortalized her in his vision of La Parisienne, a symbol of the chic French woman circa 1874. She’s definitely ready for the next shopping adventure in her smart, strikingly colored ensemble including the chapeau and tight fitting gloves. Soon teenage Henriette will be navigating […]

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