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ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse Henri Matisse fondly called them “my two Baltimore ladies.”  Etta and Claribel Cone were captivated by Henri Matisse.    No one could match their enthusiasm, which was underscored by the monetary means provided by the Cone brothers:  Moses and Ceasar. The Cone brothers had a knack for generating wealth, a talent […]

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ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone

Imagine going back to the early 1900’s, touring Italy with Gertrude Stein and her friends Claribel and Etta Cone.  The days would be filled with poetry, art, food, wine and the sun drenched walks in the countryside.   Dressed in their Victorian garments – black dresses with Belgian lace-collars that framed ornate pins, they would have […]

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Art Nouveau – Bing & the Defining Moment

“I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Siegfried Bing was a businessman; he came from a family of trade. Born in Hamburg, Germany on February 26, 1838, he is known as a celebrated Parisian art dealer and the person responsible for Art Nouveau’s defining moment. On December 26, […]

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