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The Mirror in Art

by: Kathy McShane July 3, 2021

It is perhaps obvious that the mirror has been a critical element in the art of painting: without mirrors, self-portraits would be impossible.  Mirrors can provide artists the opportunity to demonstrate their skill at painting reflections of people or items not visible in the foreground or painting… Read More

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Art for Mother’s Day: Mothers and Children

by: Kathy McShane May 9, 2021

Mother’s Day… it is all about the bond between a mother and her children.  This theme has been explored over the years by numerous artists. 2021-05-09-Mothers-and-Children download

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Art for Mother’s Day: Artists and their Mothers

by: Kathy McShane May 9, 2021

Artists have been painting their parents for centuries.  Perhaps because artists paint what (who) they know and love. 2021-05-09-Artists-and-Their-Mothers download

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Art Begets Literature; Literature Begets Art

by: Kathy McShane May 4, 2021

As April is National Poetry Month, April 15 was National Art Day, and today, April 23, is National Book Day, it seems appropriate this month to look at some works of art that inspired works of literature, and conversely, works of literature that inspired works of art. 2021-05-04-Art-and-Literature d… Read More

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Art for April Fool’s Day

by: Kathy McShane April 3, 2021

For April Fools’ Day, here are some pieces of art that seem appropriate. They are associated with tricks of the eye, with a hoax, with having fun with the observer, being incongruent with the expected, or just being a little “out there.” Enjoy!

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