Have you heard of French artist Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942)? He was a renowned portraitist, receiving commissions to immortalize a host of famous figures including writers James Joyce and Marcel Proust as well as painters Edgar Degas and John Singer Sargent. Many of his subjects were women, whether successful French pianist Marie-Leontine Bordes-Pene above […]
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Franco-German artist Philippe Mercier (1689-1760) spent most of his career in England—among his clients were the Prince and Princess of Wales. He also depicted scenes of music such as the concert above featuring a lively, multi-generational group of players and their instruments including a harpsichord, violin, cello, and flute.
THE ART OF THE VIOLIN SILVER STRINGS OF HARMONY ….the violin–that most human of all instruments. Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys Little information is available on Italian artist Giovanni Bedini (1844-1924) who was from Bologna. American writer Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) based her popular Little Women and its sequels, Little Men and Jo’s Boys, on her own […]