Tag Archives | Portraits in art

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Arts Everyday Living: The Artist of Aristocrats—A Tale of Two Duchesses

  Anglo-Hungarian artist Phillip de Laszlo (1869-1937) was, like American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), an admired portraitist of the “rich and famous,” particularly royalty as well as the aristocracy including the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.  Sometimes Laszlo painted generations of the same family such as the Duchesses of Portland, both the mother-in-law Winifred […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Child’s Eyes–A Boy in a Sailor Suit, Two Girls in Bonnets

  British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.*  His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing Through Art–Portraits & the Soul of Humanity

  In our previous blogs for Art Circle, landscapes and seascapes have been featured.  However, portraits offer us an opportunity to explore the always fascinating subject of humanity, revealing the character and personality of the individual subjects, and in many cases, their spirits and even their souls.   So meet the women and men as well […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Monet—Discovering Little Known Works of His Art

The iconic paintings of French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) are celebrated throughout the world, from boating scenes along the Seine River, filled with sparkling sunlight to  dramatic seascapes to enchanting waterlilies.  However, some of his works are not as well known such as the apple trees above, rich with vibrant multi-colors or the petite young […]

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