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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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Arts Everyday Living: French Impressionist Berthe Morisot & Her Daughter–A Bond of Love

  Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) made significant creative contributions to the French Impressionists, participating in all but one (1879) of the eight exhibitions held by the group.  Why was Morisot unable to participate with her colleagues that year? Because of the birth of her only child Julie (1878-1966), who would someday become an artist herself. Morisot […]

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