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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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October 20, 2016

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.  I love the color...
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September 7, 2016

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 artist has captured, in...
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August 5, 2016

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 – I was also...
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July 26, 2016

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 it hangs in the...
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June 8, 2016

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 off centered, which put...
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May 24, 2016

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 several easels, in the...
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