Tag Archives | Impressionism

Chillde Hassam, Sunset at Sea, 1911, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Mindfulness–Sunset Reflections, Monet to NASA

Reposting of blog. THE ART OF MINDFULNESS SUNSET REFLECTIONS “Mindful commuters say deep breaths, clear minds keep them calm under stress” was the headline of a Washington Post article. Whether sitting or standing on the metro train, cycling, or even driving, workers from the D.C. area have been avoiding the negative distractions of their regular […]

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Valentine’s Day: The Woman Behind Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party

(Note: originally published on 2/14/2012.) For my Live and Learn class. Aline Charigot was only in her early twenties when Renoir so lovingly portrayed her in The Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-1881) and he was most likely already smitten with the young seamstress from Paris. In fact, did the artist sense, as sometimes happens, that Aline was […]

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