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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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Jean Honore Fragonard, A Young Girl Reading a Book, c. 1776, oil, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Arts Everyday Living: What is Art–The Eternal Question–An Act of Gratitude

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.   WHAT IS ART?  THE ETERNAL QUESTION  AN ACT OF GRATITUDE   And now some final thoughts on art…… The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.* Friedrich Nietzsche   French artist Jean Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) and German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) are […]

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