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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: 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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