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Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942, oil on canvas, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Arts Everyday Living: Creativity in a Time of Crisis—Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

  Today were are experiencing the pandemic of the coronavirus. However, sometimes, in moments of crisis, an artist will actually summon his greatest powers of creativity.  Edward Hopper’s iconic NIGHT HAWKS is one of the results, done in the period shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. In September, 2014, I posted a […]

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Dining in Paradise with Monet’s Neighbor-Creative Routines at Home

For the ART CIRCLE group and our upcoming discussion of Creative Routines…..     DINING IN PARADISE WITH PIERRE BONNARD CREATIVE ROUTINES AT HOME   Bonnard’s room seems a paradise in which to dream rather than to dine.  Colors for all the senses vibrate and surprise as they multiply: lavender, tangerine, fuchsia, chartreuse, maroon, turquoise, ad infinitum. […]

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Unknown photographer, Camille Claude, c. 1884

Arts Everyday Living: Artists in Love, Rodin & Claudel, Kandinsky & Munter

  Unfortunately “l’amour” can be painful, especially for creative pairs such as Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and Camille Claudel (1864-1943) or Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) and Gabriele Munter (1877-1962) who are the subjects of this year’s blog for Valentine’s Day. I’ve provided some fast facts about them below. You’ll note similarities between the couples and of course […]

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