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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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