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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh and Vallotton–Two Artists, Two Masterpieces, A Choice for You?

  Some 20 years separate these two works of art, demonstrating the varying approaches of Dutch legend Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) and Swiss-French artist Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) to a universal theme.  Do you have a preference?  Or does each painting have its own unique beauty and power? Consider the elements of style including color, form, […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Reading—Travels on a Train

Reposting a favorite work……..from 2015.   _   Have you heard of British artist Augustus Egg (1816-1863)?  His Traveling Companions, done a year before his death, has intrigued museum goers with its double image. Are the fashionably attired ladies twins?  Or is it actually the same person? And enhance your everyday life with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning […]

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