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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Women Artists–the Many Moods of Self-Portraits

  I am always amazed by the number of women artists who were creating in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Polish painter Alina Bondy Glassova (1865-1935) and her Finnish contemporary Dora Wahlroos (1870-1947) besides producing  a body of artistic work, also have left posterity revealing and insightful images of themselves. […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Self-Portraits–Two American Artists, A Muralist & A Minister

  Numerous artists have depicted themselves throughout their careers, often providing posterity with insightful portrayals.  American painter Will Hicok Low (1853-1932) gained a reputation as a muralist and these large scale works can still be found in  the United States.  While Quaker minister Edward Hicks (1780-1849) is one of America’s most famous folk artists, who […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Self Portraits of Women Artists–From a Princess to an Astronomer’s Wife

    Here’s a trio of women artists who may not be that well known but have left posterity with three memorable self-portraits, starting with German painter Louise Hollandine, (1622-1709) who was also a princess as well as an abbess. Ludovike Simanowiz (1759-1827) was also a German painter, specializing in portraits. She had an eventful […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Russian Woman Artist’s Eyes–In the Time of Dr. Zhivago

Reposted blog.   Zinaida Serebriakova, one of Russia’s first notable women painters, was caught in the middle of the upheaval of World War I and Russian Revolution..  Like Boris Pasternak’s character Dr. Zhivago, she lost not only family members and friends, but her way of life.* However, her self portrait At the Dressing Table was […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & Van Dyck–For the Love of Sunflowers

Dutch iconic artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is considered the definitive artist of sunflowers, producing several still lifes of them starting in 1888.  That same year Van Gogh’s colleague and friend Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) captured Vincent at his easel below, engaged in the creative process. However, more than two centuries before, Flemish master Anthony van […]

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