March 23, 2013

The Diligent Mother

Jean-Siméon Chardin,  The Diligent Mother. 1740, painting.  Musée du Louvre.


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  2. I adore the shoes! I was just telling my family that robin's egg blue is my new favorite color. :D

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  4. You can of course always decorate your home with flowers that don't grow, or wilt either. These were painted by master painters of the past, in Western art history. I found a "garden" full of these flowers at wahooart.com, a company that makes excellent canvas prints, and even hand-painted replicas in oil paint on canvas, from digital images in their large archive for you to choose from.
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    She said the print adds "timelessness" to the atmosphere of her living space. That's true, because that beautiful vase of flowers has now stood for 600 years.