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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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Arts Everyday Living: A Trio of Women Portraits–From a Theater Goer to Renoir’s Mistress

Throughout the history of art, women have fascinated artists, whether American Impressionist Joseph De Camp (1858-1923), whose The Listener above provides us with a unique view of a theatergoer,   or Austrian painter Marianne Stokes (1855-1927) and her exotic portrayal of a Slovak Girl in Sunday Attire wearing a colorful, intricate costume,   as well as French Impressionist […]

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