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Arts Everyday Living: The Many Moods of Edvard Munch–Autumn Reflections, Rainy Days

  Norwegian master Edvard Munch (1863-1944) is internationally famous for artistic icons like The Scream and The Madonna.  However, he created some 2,000 paintings, plus numerous graphic works as well as drawings.  On the Veranda, for instance, reflects his love for the northern woods of Scandinavia  while Karl Johan in the Rain is one of Munch’s several interpretations of […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Edvard Munch's Norwegian Rival Nikolai Astrup--A Vision of Mountains

Arts Everyday Living: Edvard Munch’s Norwegian Rival Nikolai Astrup–A Vision of Mountains

  Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928) spent most of his painting career surrounded by the scenic environment of Western Norway, full of dramatic mountains and rolling fields of flowering blossoms.  Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts is currently holding the first exhibition of Astrup’s works in North America, an historic event.

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Arts Everyday Living: Through An Artist’s Eyes–Clouds, Heavenly Clouds, Visions for Each of Us

What could be more universal than the clouds. No matter where you live, the vision of the sky is always just above, enhancing  the quality of your everyday life. The following artists featured are nineteenth century Norwegians Knud Baade (1808-1879) and Anders Askevold (1834-1900) as well as Russian Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947), who spent years in […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Happy Birthday Leonardo! The Spirit of Mona Lisa, from Vermeer to Klimt

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARDO–THE SPIRIT OF MONA LISA, FROM VERMEER TO KLIMT The anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday’s was Thursday, April 15, 1452.  A true Renaissance man, one of the great geniuses of history: a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist. And creator of  the most famous painting in the world: the Mona […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Scandinavian Master—Art is All in the Family

  Norwegian artist Christian Krohg (1852-1925) was renowned for his realistic style, often drawn to everyday subjects in the world around him.  He also immortalized his family, such as his wife painter Oda (1860-1935)  posing in the striking portrait above and with their son Per (1889-1965), in the intimate scene below.  Later Per would follow […]

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