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Winslow Homer (American, 1836 - 1910), Autumn, 1877, oil on canvas, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon 1985.64.22

Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Winslow Homer–Height of Autumn Fashion

Although American icon Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is often identified with his dramatic seascapes, he also was inspired by the interior of the country.  In Autumn, Homer takes us on a pathway in the woods, already transformed by multi-colors of the season.  However, who is the elegantly dressed woman holding the equivalent of a bouquet of leaves? […]

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Hilda and Maggie, 1911

Arts Everyday Living: Best Friends and Companions in Art—Elegant Women & Their Pets

  Portraiture was experiencing a “renaissance” during  the late 19th century and early 20th century.  Two artists who contributed to this art tradition were British painter George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) and his American contemporary John White Alexander (1856-1915), who often emphasized the elegance and grace of their subjects. Yet, are you more inclined to notice […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Cassatt & Manet–Art of Leisure, Parks & Gardens

  American Impressionist Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) and French artist Edouard Manet (1832-1883) were contemporaries, both immortalizing in paint the leisurely activities of their time including visits to the garden and park, a popular pastime.  Cassatt’s work above reflects her focus on children, the centerpiece of her career, while Manet introduces the viewer to his favorite […]

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