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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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Edgar Degas @ 178

“Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.” Edgar Degas The art world is commemorating Edgar Degas’ 178th birthday. I have always wondered about our preoccupations with birthdays, because there are so many other days to celebrate.  Perhaps it speaks to beginnings, the prelude to being, or maybe it’s simply […]

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Art Nouveau: Ideas Inspire Innovation

“Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.”  John Ruskin The Belgian journal L’Art Moderne, in the early 1880s, used the phrase Art Nouveau to describe a group of progressive Belgian artists working under the group name of […]

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