Gossaert’s Adoration

Imagine a world without the constant barrage of digital images.  The Renaissance was such a world where fantastic paintings like Jan Gossaert’s Adoration of the Kings were viewed only in special places like churches or abbeys.  This painting was finished in 1515.  Among the greatest technological achievements at the time were European ships just beginning to circumnavigate …

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Mount Vernon’s Second Best Art Teacher

Born in the 19th-century, Mt. Vernon, Illinois native Ivan Summers established himself as one of the accomplished practitioners of American Impressionism with his colorful landscapes.  He studied at the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts where he was an award winning artist.   His painting style is dynamic, spontaneous, yet disciplined with an eye …

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