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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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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Mindfulness—Envisioning Flowers with Artists

    THE ART OF MINDFULNESS  ENVISIONING FLOWERS WITH ARTISTS   For Circles of Art class that didn’t meet today.  But we’ll share the theme The Art of Contemplation next week, including several works of art by Odilon Redon. In this blog, you can experience the mindfulness process by envisioning the miracle of a flower, a subject that […]

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

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

I’m publishing this blog again (first shown in early 2015) for the Circles of Art group in connection with our next topic The Art of Contemplation.  You’ll note that the Washington Post article is dated and definitely does not pertain to the recent government shutdown. THE ART OF MINDFULNESS SUNSET REFLECTIONS “Mindful commuters say deep breaths, […]

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