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Arts Everyday Living: Self-Portrait of a Young Wife–A Memory of Russia

    For the Art Circle group, a preview of one of the artists we’ll be discussing on Tuesday.  Originally published on 2/19/2015.  BEFORE THE SELFIE A GALLERY OF SELF PORTRAITS    Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) was destined to be an artist, for creativity dominated her Russian family’s DNA, producing her sculptor father, architect grandfather and […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Deciphering Vermeer-His Greatest Painting & Ultimate Prize

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.    DECIPHERING VERMEER:  THE ULTIMATE PRIZE This third installment on understanding the works of the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) will focus on what is judged his greatest masterpiece, coveted by the 20th century’s most destructive man. Isn’t an artist’s studio his sanctuary?  Where he is […]

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Rembrandt, Self Portrait, c. 1658, oil on canvas, Frick Collection, New York

Arts Everyday Living: Hitler’s Personal Gallery—Searching for Rembrandt, Part II

  HITLER’S PERSONAL GALLERY SEARCHING FOR REMBRANDT’S SELF PORTRAIT, PART II Here’s the continuation of Wednesday’s blog, beginning with Self Portrait at a Window of 1648, now in the Art Institute of Chicago, created after an inexplicable 8 year gap in the artist’s series.  Rembrandt emerges again, transformed into a different man,  Pride has been replaced by humbleness, […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Hitler’s Personal Gallery—Searching for Rembrandt, Part I

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.   I was originally going to write just one blog on Hitler’s Personal Gallery: Searching for Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait, but I realized that this subject requires two parts. So, be patient, you’ll eventually discover this remarkable work of art. _ Of all the artists in his collection […]

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Carlo Crivelli

Arts Everyday Living: The Infamous Collector–Hitler’s Personal Gallery, Part I

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance, especially the horizontal images.     MONDAY AT THE ART MUSEUM  THE INFAMOUS COLLECTOR: HITLER’S PERSONAL GALLERY, PART I My pictures, in the collections which I have bought in the course of years, have never been collected for private purposes, but only for the extension of a gallery […]

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Jacques Wiessant & Jean de Fiennes, detail, photograph, Joan Hart

Arts Everyday Living: Rodin’s Burghers of Calais—Hostages in Art, Part II

  Rodin’s Burghers of Calais: Hostages in Art, Part II I’m continuing with my blogs on Auguste Rodin’s The Burghers of Calais at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., now focusing on the final three of the six hostages (see: Monday, September 22 for the first part). Rodin had no idea of the actual appearance of these 14th century […]

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