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Arts Everyday Living: Along the Timeless Seine–Views of an Impressionist & an Adopted Parisian

Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) was born to British parents but spent most of his life in France. American Julius Le Blanc Stewart (1855-1919) was known as the “Parisian from Philadelphia” and like Sisley, made France the center of his art world.  Both of them created riverscapes along the Seine, so calming and detached from the […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Paris at Night–From Cafe Corners to the Seine in Moonlight

      I love the night passionately. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)     He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.  Nothing is more fantastic.  Nothing is more tragic.  Nothing is more sublime. Victor Hugo (1802-1885)     Night came on, the lamps were lighted, the tables near him found occupants, and Paris […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The World of the Impressionists—A Woman with a Parasol

    WORLD OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS—A WOMAN WITH A PARASOL   Take a stroll with the Impressionists and their visions of women: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919); John Singer Sargent (1856-1925);* and Claude Monet (1840-1926).     Her little Parasol to lift And once to let it down Her whole Responsibility— To imitate be Mine.** Emily Dickinson […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet & Other Artists-Love of Sailing, Wind & Water

    Seeing the world through an artist’s eyes expands and enhances our experience of daily life.  What do you think of the difference between the interpretations of sailboats by French master Claude Monet (1840-1926) and American early Modernist Charles Demuth (1883-1935)?  Decades separate these works of art, Monet’s Sailboats at Argenteuil representing the Impressionist style, […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Gardens of Spring & Summer—Blossoming Flowers, White Birch Grove

  Whether it’s spring or summer, gardens invite us into their realm of blossoming flowers and verdant trees. I could find little information on Polish artist Stanislaw Kamocki (1875-1944) but his painting above is overflowing with the bounty of nature.  German Impressionist Max Liebermann (1847-1935) was honored in his native country for his creative contributions, […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing—Spring, A Rebirth Through Art!

  SPRING, A REBIRTH THROUGH ART   Spring is finally here in the Northern Hemisphere!  To celebrate its arrival, here’s a mini-gallery of spring themes, created by a variety of artists such as French Impressionists Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) plus their American counterparts Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Willard Metcalf (1858-1925), John Leslie Breck […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Women Artists–Mothers & Daughters

    During the 19th century, women artists were making great advances, growing in number and influence. Both French Impressionist Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) and German-born Swiss painter Louise Catherine Breslau (1856-1927) often created domestic scenes including these portrayals of each one’s mother and sister.  What do you think of the differences in style?  And the […]

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