JohannesVermeer

Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (1632 – December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.

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Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work.

Vermeer painted mostly domestic interior scenes. “Almost all his paintings are apparently set in two smallish rooms in his house in Delft; they show the same furniture and decorations in various arrangements and they often portray the same people, mostly women.”some of his paintings:

Girl with a Pearl Earring

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The Art of Painting

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Lady Standing at a Virginal

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Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. One of his most well-known works is The Scream of 1893.

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some of his paintings:

the scream

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melancholy

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woman in three stages

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Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet (23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

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Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art. The last 20 years of Manet’s life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time, and develop his own style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters. some of his paintings:

the railway

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Music in the Tuileries

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olympia

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Saying No to Negativity (1 min read) — The Millionaire’s Digest

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sheila C. Founder & Owner of: Sheila Mo Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Lifestyle Writer I once came across a quote that said: “Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from all negativity.” Both the battle and freedom are within.We have power over our thoughts to either become free or slaves.

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Poem: I need a friend

I need a friend who along with time can help my broken heart to mend.

I need a friend who can lend me their ears, someone who can dry my face of the many fallen tears.

I need a friend that can hold me tight, someone who won’t let me go until made clear I am finally alright.

I need a friend who has once cried,  someone who knows what it’s like to feel that inside you have died.

I need a friend who can tell me it’s okay, someone who knows I’m not crazy for feeling this way.

I need a friend who needs one too, I say this now because I hope that this someone I speak off turns out to be you.