Reposted blog. MEMORY OF MOTHER’S DAY THROUGH THE EYES OF MARY CASSATT Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face. George Eliot, Daniel Deronda Both American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and British author Mary Anne Evans, professionally known as George Eliot (1819-1880), advanced the role as well as the scope […]
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IN LOVE WITH IMPRESSIONISM Winter is almost here in the northern hemisphere so why not escape into the always inviting world of Impressionism. For this Art Circle blog, the Impressionists will be featured including the members of the revolutionary group who held their first of eight exhibitions in Paris, beginning in 1874. Among the […]
Austrian Impressionist Olga Wisinger-Florian (1844-1926) takes us along a wooded path in an autumn wonderland, defined by the vivid colors and distinctive brushstrokes that is characteristic of her work.
Reposted blog. COLLECTING IMPRESSIONISM, IV MONET, THE TYCOON, AND THE COTTAGE BY THE SEA What do SEPTA, Philadelphia’s transit system, and Monet’s Customhouse, Varengeville below have in common? Oil and transportation magnate William L. Elkins, who was once one of the Pennsylvania city’s wealthiest citizens in the late 19th century. Both establishing the foundation […]
Reposted blog. ALONG THE CANALS OF VENICE VIEW FROM A GONDOLA Venice is eternity itself. Joseph Brodsky American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is best known for his portraits of the super-rich and celebrities of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. However, the artist also created scores of works in both oil […]
Reposted blog. MONET & RENOIR FLOWERS OF THE SEASONS In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowing glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from […]
Reposted Blog. E. Phillips Fox (1865-1915), the artist of the The Green Parasol above, might have been born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, but by his early twenties, he was living in Paris. He would spend several years in France, initially from1887-1892 and then from about 1908 -1913. The Green Parasol, […]
I’m reposting a blog from the summer I traveled to Giverny—a perfect escape to the artistic domain created by Monet. REMEMBERING GIVERNY CHASING MONET’S DREAM I am chasing a dream. I want the unattainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat; and that’s the end. They’ve finished. I want […]
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 […]
AN ARTIST’S PALATE THE ART OF FOOD THROUGH THE CENTURIES Flemish artist Clara Peeters (1594-after 1639, before 1657) mainly specialized in still lifes of memorable combinations of foods that continue to stimulate our palettes. The above image is used solely for educational purposes.