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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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MORISOT & MANET—AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER?

It’s the birthday again of Berthe Morisot and I’d like prepare you for its celebration tomorrow by my annual revival of this earlier blog.  You might also wish to google my latest 2012 blogs on Morisot and Manet with another look at their relationship.   January is the birth month of quite a spectrum of […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Valentine's Day Week, Faberge's Easter Eggs---A Gift from the Czar

Arts Everyday Living: Valentine’s Day Week, Faberge’s Easter Eggs—A Gift from the Czar

Click each image to enlarge the individual works of art. Valentine’s Day is on Thursday and I thought I would reintroduce my blog Faberge’s Easter Eggs—A Gift from the Czar. While researching it, I think I became a bit obsessed with all those priceless Imperial Easter Eggs. Imagine the Czarina Alexandra awaiting another yearly surprise designed […]

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