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Tag Archives: Renaissance

James McNeill Whistler

May

30

James McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903) was a complicated artist who approached his life and work in a unique, often unorthodox way. At the age of 11 he began studying fine art in Russia and realized art would be his profession. He would later tell people he was born in St. Petersburg, Russia as opposed to his actual birthplace of Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Art of Empathy Lecture with Dr. David Areford

Nov

21

In celebration of the release of his new book and The Cummer’s exhibition of The Art of Empathy, please join us for a special lecture with him. He will be discussing…

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In the Gallery: Angels Appearing to the Shepherds by Benjamin West, 1790

Aug

06

West’s painting, Angels Appearing to the Shepherds, was intended to adorn one of the aisle windows in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. In the painting, two…

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In the Gallery – Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi): Praying Madonna

Jan

24

Italian painter, Giovanni Battista Salvi was born in Sassoferrato, from where he got his nickname. During the Renaissance and Baroque periods in Italy…

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Happy Birthday Giorgio Vasari!

Jul

30

On this day in 1511, the Renaissance Master Giorgio Vasari was born.

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Growing Up With The Cummer

Mar

04

By Guest Blogger Matilda Andershon There are a lot of things about the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens that should be celebrated: its breathtaking location along the St. Johns, the spectacular oasis of green that makes up its gardens, the treasures that the museum holds, and its vibrant history and ties to the region.  […]

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