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Arts Everyday Living: Late Masterpiece by Van Gogh–the Mysterious Couple Among the Poplars

  Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-2890) created Undergrowth with Two Figures during the last month of his life when he was living at Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris. Note the strong vertical thrust of the painting, evident in what Vincent described to his brother Theo as “trunks of violet poplars” that almost camouflage the tall slender forms of […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Pissarro, the Loyal Impressionist—Views of Normandy & Paris at Night

      French artists Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was often considered the guiding spirit of the Impressionist group that included Monet, Renoir, and Degas, among others.  He was the only member who participated in all 8 of their exhibitions (1874-1886), demonstrating his support of their innovative style.  The two works presented in this blog were […]

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Arts Everyday Living: North to Finland---Towering Clouds, Lake Reflections

Arts Everyday Living: North to Finland—Towering Clouds, Lake Reflections

Reposted posts.           NORTH TO FINLAND TOWERING CLOUDS, LAKE REFLECTIONS   The sky is the daily bread of our eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals  Finnish master Aksell Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) and New England author Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) may have lived on different continents but they shared a love of nature, particularly our […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Canadian Visionary-The Spiritual Heart of Mountains

  Canadian artist Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) was a leading member of the Group of Seven, active in the early part of the 20th century.  Landscape was integral to Carmichael’s creative and spiritual vision.  He was especially stirred by the vast wilderness of his country, from Ontario to Alberta where Bay of Islands from Mt. Burke […]

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