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Lifestyle: A Passion for Art and Life Summer/Autumn 2007
Betty Blake pushes back a stray tendril of white hair, shoos her overly-eager dog Reno away from her visitor's feet, and with a laugh says, "I just flew in from Dallas at one a.m. so I'm not quite together, but I'm so happy you're here." Betty has just re...

Lifestyle: A Time Capsule with Heart Summer/Autumn 2007
This pristine Greek Revival home on the southern New England coast was neglected for at least sixteen years until the present owners acquired it in 1993 and began the careful reclamation that allowed it to emerge from the brambles, bamboo, and bittersweet...

Nantucket Art Colony Summer/Autumn 2007
In the early twentieth century Nantucket's whaling wharves launched a generation of artists who transformed the island's identity from an economic hub dependent on the sea to a haven for the arts. The Nantucket art colony came to life in the 1920s among t...

Re-creating Jonathan Warner's Bed Hangings Summer/Autumn 2007
The 1814 inventory of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, merchant Jonathan Warner listed a full complement of green damask upholstered items in the parlor chamber: ten chairs, an easy chair, a night chair, and bedstead with bed hangings. Also in the room was a la...

The Portraits of William Merritt Chase Summer/Autumn 2007
Early in his career, William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) decided that the best way to achieve a high profile and derive financial reward in the art making business was to paint portraits, a skill at which he was quite accomplished. The first exhibition of t...

Art Focus: American Still Life: Part III -- Modernist Influences in the Twentieth Century Summer 2007
Although a number of American still life artists who gained prominence during the nineteenth century were still active and influential after 1900, the still life genre in America in the early part of the twentieth century was profoundly impacted by modern...

Discovery: “Fully Elastic Armchair” Summer 2007
Samuel Gragg's elastic chair is an icon of bentwood furniture design. Curving both vertically and horizontally, the design conforms to the shape of the human body. Undoubtedly, Gragg's training as a Windsor chairmaker, and possibly his exposure to ship...

Antonio Bandeira: FAVELA ILUMINADA Summer 2007
In many ways the postwar era marked the internationalization of abstraction as a global art movement or aesthetic. This was certainly true in Brazil where artists gravitated between a decidedly rigorous or geometric aesthetic...

Fine Art as an Investment: Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) Summer 2007
In his brief yet wide-ranging career, Theodore Robinson established himself as a major figure in the early years of American impressionism, one of the only artists to work alongside Claude Monet. New York dealer Ira Spanierman, who along with the......

Great Impressions at Lincoln Center: A New Gallery and Major Printmaking are Part of a Renaissance of Visual Art Summer 2007
These are heady times for Manhattan's Lincoln Center. Construction has just begun on a facelift for some of its nearly fifty-year-old halls; opera simulcasts in movie theaters nationwide are a hit; attendance is way up (with eighty-five sellout...


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