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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Florentine Artist-Women in the Arts, Poetry & Music

  Florence, Italy is best known as the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance.   However, the artistic creativity of the city has continued throughout the centuries.  Silvestro Lega (1826-1895), for example, made Florence his home in the nineteenth century and established a reputation for his realistic style, evident in the memorable portrait of poet Maria […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Flowers of March—Greenhouse Reveries

Click on the painting to enhance it.       Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain. These pleasures, Melancholy, give; And I with thee will choose to live.                                                                         John […]

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