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About lizziecatface

Lizzie Catface frequently demonstrates an inclination for creative expression. She needs to put forth more effort on her organizational skills. She has good verbal and socializing skills but needs to work on becoming better team player.

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth

Hi! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I’d like to start posting again. Today’s painting is “Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth”, by John Singer Sargent. I am especially excited about talking this painting over with you because I’ve … Continue reading

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Woman in Peasant Dress

Let’s talk about “Woman in Peasant Dress”, painted by Paul Klee (“Klee” is pronounced like “clay”) in 1940: Last time, when we were looking at “Tea”, I said that Matisse’s lines were loose and cartoony. It’s interesting to compare Klee’s … Continue reading

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Tea

Today let’s look at “Tea”, painted by Henri Matisse in 1919 (“Matisse” is pronounced “mah-TEES”, with the s really soft, as in “lease”.) One of the things which interests me about this painting is that it is at once photographic … Continue reading

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Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand-Ruel

On this blog I want to show you that art is approachable, that a painting doesn’t have to be seen as a problem to be solved – “How does the painter lead the eye?” “What does this say about society?” … Continue reading

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Why You Should Look At Art, and How

You were probably told in high school that there is a particular way to look at art: you were probably told that paintings lead the eye with careful use of geometric shapes. You were probably told to look for complimentary … Continue reading

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