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Arts Everyday Living: Return to Spring Again—Tulips, Lilies, and Other Blossoms

Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was renowned for his historical paintings of Classical Greek and Roman themes.  However, he also focused on floral poetry, apparent in the moving  Still Life with Tulips above using an unusual arrangement of colors and flowers. You might want to click on Flag of Truce below for another interpretation.  

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Arts Everyday Living: Valentine Day’s Week in Art—Shakespeare in Love Again (with Cleopatra)

  Or murmuring “Where’s my serpent of old Nile?” For so he calls me……                                                                              Antony and Cleopatra, Act 1, Scene 5     Cleopatra was the original femme fatale, seducing first Julius Caesar and then Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s epic plays.   Here, though, British artist John William Waterhouse has visualized the Egyptian queen […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Valentine’s Day Week—Shakespeare in Love Again, Miranda and the Tempest

Please be sure to  click on the painting to ENLARGE it.    O! I have suffered With those that I saw suffer: a brave vessel, Who had no doubt, some noble creature in her, Dashed all to pieces.  O, the cry did knock Against my very heart.                                             The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2   […]

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