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Arts Everyday Living: Eternal Venice, Its Palaces and Bridges–from Renoir to Prendergast

  Venice has always been a magical city for artists.  Both French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and American Post-Impressionist Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) utilized color in particular to recreate its monumental buildings and multiple bridges. For instance, Prendergast’s Ponte della Paglia vibrates with rich patterns of stain glass-like tones while Renoir’s Venice (Doge’s Palace) is defined by the luminous light […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Isolation through Art Circles–Sharing Landscapes–Update

Would you like to join our ART CIRCLE virtually via this blog?  Usually I lead a participatory art series in the local community and one of our most popular sessions focuses on landscapes created by a variety of  artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, John Constable, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh.  We explore their often panoramic […]

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Arts Everyday Living: In Monet’s Footsteps–Sorolla, Spain’s Foremost Impressionist

It’s JOAQUIN SOROLLA DAY.  I’m reposting this blog.     IN MONET’S FOOTSTEPS SOROLLA—SPAIN’S FOREMOST IMPRESSIONIST   I hate darkness.  Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have enough light in it.  I agree with him.  We painters, however,  can never reproduce sunlight as it really is. I can only approach the […]

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