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August 9, 2017

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Tents at Lake O’Hara by John Singer Sargent My interest in American artist has certainly grown, since being exposed to more of their efforts, on the East Coast. I was instantly drawn...
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July 6, 2017

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    Weatherbeaten by Winslow Homer and His Home     I first fell in love with Winslow Homer’s work, when I went looking for a gift for Melody, and settled on one of...
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June 20, 2017

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Road to Ogunquit by Clarence Chatterton The Road to Ogunquit, has long been one of my favorite pieces, at the Portland Museum of Art.   Painted by Clarence Chatterton, who was born in...
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May 14, 2017

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    Mother and Child by Pierre-Auguste Renoir There are many works by Renoir titled Mother and Child, after all an ideal subject for an artist of such skill and talent, who was also...
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April 5, 2017

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~    First News of the Battle of Lexington by William Tylee Ranney “The skirmish between Redcoats and Minutemen at Lexington, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775, signaled the beginning of the American War of...
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March 16, 2017

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Carnival Evening by Henri Rousseau As winter continues to linger, I offer you a bit of whimsy to cheer you on to brighter days! I saw this painting, oil on canvas,...
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February 23, 2017

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Faith Atkins by Robert Henri Faith Atkins appears to be such a grown up little girl; with perhaps a sad or maybe just serious face. The pallet chosen by the artist,...
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January 7, 2017

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~      Snow Storm, Maine Coast by Antonio Mattei   Okay, just the right amount of snow for my taste! Where is the man running off to?  Is the small boat bringing the...
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December 24, 2016

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 this painting captures the...
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November 22, 2016

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 met by a Native...
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