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Arts Everyday Living: Late Masterpiece by Van Gogh–the Mysterious Couple Among the Poplars

  Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-2890) created Undergrowth with Two Figures during the last month of his life when he was living at Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris. Note the strong vertical thrust of the painting, evident in what Vincent described to his brother Theo as “trunks of violet poplars” that almost camouflage the tall slender forms of […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Paris at Night–From Cafe Corners to the Seine in Moonlight

      I love the night passionately. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)     He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.  Nothing is more fantastic.  Nothing is more tragic.  Nothing is more sublime. Victor Hugo (1802-1885)     Night came on, the lamps were lighted, the tables near him found occupants, and Paris […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & Nostradamus---Two Visionaries, the Art of Prophecy?

Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & Nostradamus—Two Visionaries, the Art of Prophecy?

      Will the future bring your wisdom to me? Or will darkness rule the kingdom for all eternity? Nostradamus     The 16th century seer Nostradamus (1503-1566), renowned for his prophecies, and Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) have a fascinating connection. Both lived in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, today a town of almost 10,000 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Escaping Social Distancing—Spring, A Rebirth Through Art!

  SPRING, A REBIRTH THROUGH ART   Spring is finally here in the Northern Hemisphere!  To celebrate its arrival, here’s a mini-gallery of spring themes, created by a variety of artists such as French Impressionists Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) and Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) plus their American counterparts Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Willard Metcalf (1858-1925), John Leslie Breck […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh and Vallotton–Two Artists, Two Masterpieces, A Choice for You?

  Some 20 years separate these two works of art, demonstrating the varying approaches of Dutch legend Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Swiss-French artist Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) to a universal theme.  Do you have a preference?  Or does each painting have its own unique beauty and power? Consider the elements of style including color, form, […]

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