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Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of This Artist? French Portraitist Jacques-Emile Blanche

    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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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Violin—Silver Strings of Harmony

  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 […]

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