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Aug. 19 Art Minute: Bartholomeus van der Helst, Self-Portrait

Leaning casually on a stone baluster in a wooded park, this man displays all the attributes of a gentleman of leisure. The sumptuous velvet, gold c…

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Aug. 12 Art Minute: William Merritt Chase, The Open Air Breakfast

Although at first glance this scene seems to capture a fleeting moment of casual backyard relaxation, on closer examination it more strongly resemb…

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Aug. 5 Art Minute: William James Webb, A White Terrier

A little known painter, an extinct dog breed: one very alluring painting. The subject matter of William Webbe’s few surviving works includes anim…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

July 29 Art Minute: Gustave Doré, The Scottish Highlands

The rugged, cloud-wreathed mountains in this painting of the Scottish Highlands dwarf the hunter and his dogs in the foreground. This contrast of s…

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July 22 Art Minute: Christen Schiellerup Købke, The Bay of Naples

With its sharp focus and intense light, "The Bay of Naples" is an alluring combination of Danish artist Christen Schiellerup Købke’s artistic vi…

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July 15 Art Minute: Claude Monet, Antibes Seen from La Salis

The shimmering light of mid-afternoon infuses Claude Monet’s painting of the old fortified coastal town of Antibes in the south of France. Monet …

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July 8 Art Minute: Pierre Bonnard, The Abduction of Europa

Sumptuous, translucent colors and softly washed brushwork merge the mythological figures of this painting into a dreamlike harmony with nature, cre…

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July 1 Art Minute: George Segal, The Red Light

A commentary on solitary urban existence, George Segal's life-size assemblage of found objects and a plaster cast features a lonely figure of a mid…

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June 24 Art Minute: James Rosenquist, Highway Trust

With its billboard format and mass-advertising imagery, James Rosenquist’s Highway Trust underscores the automobile’s key role as a signifier o…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

June 11 Art Minute: Robert Bechtle, Agua Caliente Nova

Though cars had been used for tourism since the early 20th century, the summer family road trip emerged as a distinctly American phenomenon after …