Category Archives: art

The Very Things That Make America Worth Dying For

Liberals stand for tolerance, magnanimity, community spirit, the defense of the weak against the powerful, love of learning, freedom of belief, art and poetry, city life, the very things that make America worth dying for. Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat, 2004, … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell Artwork

I used to own a very large reproduction of a Norman Rockwell painting, The Runaway. I also had a copy of a biography of his life and of his artwork too that I enjoyed reading several times. Norman Rockwell injected … Continue reading

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Pablo Picasso Artwork

I was not too fond of Picasso until my first English Composition class in college when we had to choose for our final research paper to write about either Picasso, the town of Guernica, or the mural that he had … Continue reading

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir Artwork

Renoir is another favorite artist of mine. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir (born 25 February 1841 – died 3 December 1919), was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As … Continue reading

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The Blueboy and Pinkie Artwork

I have grown up seeing copies of Thomas Gainsborough’s “The Blueboy” and Thomas Lawrence’s “Pinkie” in so many different places, including my own home. My mother had copies of those two pictures hung up in our living room. A lot … Continue reading

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Vincent Van Gogh Artwork

I adore Vincent Van Gogh, especially his “The Starry Night”! It is such a shame that he died too young, his artwork misunderstood and not appreciated throughout his lifetime, but what a legacy he has left behind! Vincent Willem van … Continue reading

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Berthe Morisot Artwork

I also have a copy of one of Berthe Morisot’s artwork that I love, “Girl in a Boat with Geese”. Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot (born January 14, 1841 – died March 2, 1895) was a painter and a member of the … Continue reading

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Claude Monet Artwork

One of my favorite painters was Oscar-Claude Monet (born 14 November 1840 – died 5 December 1926). He was a founder of French Impressionist painting style, and was the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before … Continue reading

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Maxfield Parrish Artwork

I love art, specifically the Impressionists, Pablo Picasso, and especially Maxfield Parrish. Parrish was an American painter and illustrator ( born July 25, 1870 – died March 30, 1966) who had his own unique techniques of painting. His art features dazzlingly … Continue reading

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