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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 the Sea—Dream Tides, Peacock Waves

Reposted blog.     DREAM TIDES, PEACOCK WAVES   Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides. Unknown   Blue Seascape, Wave Effect created by French painter George Lacombe (1868-1916) symbolizes the spirt of The Nabis (meaning prophet in Hebrew), a group of avant-garde artists who rebelled against naturalism and realism in art.  Instead they believed […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Inside a French Home--Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere!

Arts Everyday Living: Inside a French Home–Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere!

Reposted blog.         INSIDE A FRENCH HOME FLOWERS, FLOWERS, EVERYWHERE!     God loved the flowers and invented soil.  Man loved the flowers and invented vases. Jacques Deval French artist Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) is often defined as a practitioner of intimism, an art movement rooted in the home interiors and middle-class daily living of late […]

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Edouard Vuillard, Mother and Child, 1890, oil on canvas, Private Collection

Arts Everyday Living: Intimate Spaces—Maternal Harmony, A Mother and Child

INTIMATE SPACES MATERNAL HARMONY, A MOTHER AND CHILD   Conceive of a picture as a series of harmonies. Edouard Vuillard, Private Journal, 1890 French artists Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) and Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) applied the warm colors as well as broken brush strokes of the Impressionists to create their own expressive interpretations of domestic life. The above image […]

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