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Arts Everyday Living: Vermeer of Still-Lifes–Sea Shells, Peaches with Butterfly & Asparagus

          Dutch Golden Age artist Adriaen Coorte (c. 1665-after 1707), like his countryman icon Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), was forgotten by posterity until centuries later. While Vermeer is famed primarily for his remarkable interiors, Coorte specialized in magical still lifes of a variety of objects, from delicate shells to succulent peaches combined […]

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Peter Ilsted, Interior with a Girl Reading, date unknown, oil on canvas, location unknown.

Arts Everyday Living: Magical Rooms—A Child, A Book, & the Poetry of Reading

Reposted blog. MAGICAL ROOMS THE POETRY OF READING     If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use reading it at all. Oscar Wilde Danish painter Peter Ilsted (1861-1933), like his brother-in-law Vilhelm Hammershoi (see: Wednesday’s blog), focused on interior spaces—peaceful and poetic scenes of everyday domestic life […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Tranquility—The Impressionist Vermeer

Here’s another reposted blog on American Impressionist Joseph DeCamp associated with the Boston School.      THE ART OF TRANQUILITY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES   How many times has she marveled at The Blue Cup, examining with pleasure its perfect dimensions and intricate patterns. A ritual she always performs in solitude without distractions, while taking […]

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