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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Winslow Homer–Do You Understand These Works?

  Winslow Homer (1836-1910) dedicated his art and his life to recreating the natural world around him, particularly the sea and humanity’s relationship to it.  During 1881-1882, Homer spent invaluable time in Cullercoats along the ocean in northeastern England.  Often central to his works were the local fisherwomen, who labored daily to help their families. […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Summer is Coming—The Sunlit Beaches of France, Vacationer’s Escape

        French artist Albert Marquet (1875-1945), along with his colleague Henri Matisse (1869-1954), liberated color in the early twentieth century, often using it in an expressive way.  By the 1930s, when Marquet created the paintings featured here, he captured the intense sunlit tones of the beaches of western France, peopled with tourists […]

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