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December 24, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      The Adoration of the Shepherds by Francesco Bassano the Younger    Might it have been like this, on that night in Bethlehem?  Most likely not, I am sure...
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November 22, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~  Landing of the Pilgrims by Henry Sargent  Happy Thanksgiving! This is the first painting hung in Americas oldest continuous museum, Pilgrim Hall, in Plymouth Massachusetts. “The Pilgrims were not...
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October 20, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      The Colza  (The Harvest) by Jules Breton   Lately, I have found myself drawn to Realism, and am especially found of this work by French artist, Jules Breton. ...
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September 7, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      La Recolecion de Manzanas (The Apple Harvest) by Julio Gonzalez I have carried this image around with me for years; I love the subtle beauty, which the...
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August 5, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    Florists by Gertrude Fisk  I will admit he looks a little stern, but I would love to see her full face and perhaps have a chat with her...
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July 26, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      The Dance Lesson by Edgar Degas   Recently, we had the opportunity to introduce Degas to a student of the ballet; though not this particular painting, as...
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June 8, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Summer in Ogunquit by Bernard Karfiol Yes, the awning does appear, in the painting, as it does in the photograph, and yes the women are a bit...
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May 24, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~  Copy of Two Youths by Unknown Artist   I always take note of people with their sketch pads, hard at work in museums; on this day, I had seen...
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April 27, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~  The Tea by Mary Stevenson Cassatt   Happy Birthday Caroline! Here is to sharing a cup of tea together; but we shall be happier than the subjects of Cassatt’s...
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March 7, 2016

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~  The New Fence by Thomas Hart Benton Staying in Missouri a while longer, I share a painting given to Sir Winston Churchill, by Westminster College, after the Prime Ministers...
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