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Invoice for Nighthawks

Arts Everyday Living: Edward Hopper’s The Nighthawks—Coming Tomorrow

Click to enlarge or enhance the document.     EDWARD HOPPER’S THE NIGHTHAWKS: WHAT MAKES A MASTERPIECE A MASTERPIECE COMING MONDAY   In May, 1942, The Art Institute of Chicago purchased Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and sent him the invoice below. Could anyone predict then the cultural impact of that transaction?         The above image is used […]

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Paul Cezanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley, 1885-1887, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Arts Everyday Living: Modern Art At A Glance–A Book and a TV Series Just for You

PLEASE be sure to click to enlarge the paintings.     Perplexed by 20th century art?  Still trying to understand Picasso and Warhol?  Can’t comprehend Pop, Op , and Conceptual Art? THE SHOCK OF THE NEW,  by Australian art critic, author, and producer Robert Hughes (1938-2012), provides some welcome answers as well as a foundation for appreciating our contemporary art scene […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Kindred Spirits, Artists and Dancers II—Matisse & the Circle of Dance

Click on the paintings to enlarge them.   No other artist, except Degas, has devoted himself so completely to depicting the power and life force of dance as  Henri Matisse (1869-1954): from the exuberance of The Joy of Living (1906) to the Barnes Foundation’s monumental La Danse (1932-33) to the off-beat illustrations for his book Jazz […]

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