”Japanese Foot Bridge” Claude Monet, c. 1923-25, French Impressionist Travel Tips: Giverny Colors of Autumn–and Cataracts. As we begin to watch the Minnesota colors turn from bright greens to oranges, golds and browns, I have been thinking about paintings that portray autumn. Monet When one thinks of Claude Monet, one usually thinks of soft pastelsContinue reading “Colors of Autumn–& Cataracts – in Art & Life! (Monet & My Grandma)”
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Summer Road Trips: Coming & Going in Art & Life (Rockwell)
Americans on the move. Road trips. This summer, after being cooped up during the endless spring shutdown, and not wanting to risk air travel, many families are taking road trips such as were popular after WWII. Rockwell portrayed one such trip in “Coming & Going” asking the eternal question: “Are we there yet?”
Art & Tea in the Garden (Frieseke)
The particular painting reminded me of a recent photograph I took of my fabulous sister, sitting in her lush spring gardens—also dappled in sunlight!
Peonies! In Art & in my Garden! (Manet)
I was led to this painting by Manet this week while my own peonies bloomed! I was so excited because my peonies often skip years and this year had a bumper crop.
Art for Mother’s Day 2020 (Cassatt)
Mary Cassatt is well known for her sensitive oil paintings of women and children; primarily because it was a subject that woman knew well and could paint without ridicule and without leaving the sanctity of their homes.
The Pandemic Begins: Strength & Worry – in Art & Life (Lange’s Migrant Mother)
Few images have captured the grief of Depression Era of America like Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother.” Though the image is nearly 100 years, it still connects with humanity on a visceral level.