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Arts Everyday Living: The Feminine Stages of Life–Shy Young Girl, Confident Mature Woman

  Few artists can rival the depth and humanity of Russian portraitist Valentin Serov (1865-1911) who is considered one of his country’s great artistic masters.  His subjects were often prominent: from the Romanov family including Czar Nicholas II to members of the aristocracy to leading figures in the arts.  However perhaps his most moving portrayals […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The World of the Impressionists—A Woman with a Parasol

    WORLD OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS—A WOMAN WITH A PARASOL   Take a stroll with the Impressionists and their visions of women: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919); John Singer Sargent (1856-1925);* and Claude Monet (1840-1926).     Her little Parasol to lift And once to let it down Her whole Responsibility— To imitate be Mine.** Emily Dickinson […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Happy Birthday Leonardo! The Spirit of Mona Lisa, from Vermeer to Klimt

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARDO–THE SPIRIT OF MONA LISA, FROM VERMEER TO KLIMT The anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday’s was Thursday, April 15, 1452.  A true Renaissance man, one of the great geniuses of history: a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist. And creator of  the most famous painting in the world: the Mona […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh & Tom Thomson-Lady of the Lake and the Innkeeper’s Daughter

  The theme of a woman in profile is universal in art. For instance, Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) immortalized Laura, sitting against the wilderness landscape of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park in Central Ontario.  While Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)  has posed his model Adeline Ravoux in a more traditional interior, probably a […]

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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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