Susan Lapene

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Birds of a feather…

May 28th, 2012

Summertime is just beginning here in New Orleans.  It’s not too steamy yet, but we’re on our way.  Surprisingly enough, I am looking forward to it. With the heat of summer comes a fun-loving attitude, which is why I would like to introduce you to my new favorite painting. It’s an arresting portrait that is […]

A Carnival Season Indulgence!

January 24th, 2012

If you were to ask someone from New Orleans, “What are the seasons,” they would definitely not give the answer, winter, spring, summer or fall.  You are much more likely to get the response of, “it’s Mardi Gras season, or football season, (or more specific, Saints season),  Jazz Fest season, creole tomato season, strawberry season, […]

Tiffany for Everyone!

December 26th, 2011

There are but a few names synonymous with exceptional quality; Tiffany & Company being one of them. Since opening its doors in 1837, Tiffany and Co. has been a uniquely American brand representing glamour, sophistication and creative design. The company has successfully held its designs to the standard of the finest art – and to […]

A Tender Portrait of Tissot’s Love

December 6th, 2011

There are but a few artists that can accurately render feelings. The emotion depicted in this painting by Tissot, is that of undying love. James Jacques Joseph Tissot’s painting entitled “A Winter’s Walk” is of his beautiful Irish muse and later lover, Kathleen Newton – known as “Kate” to her friends and family. Kate was born […]

Masterful Mind – An Important Work by Vincent van Gogh

October 26th, 2011

If someone were to make a list of the most important artists who ever lived, without a doubt, at the very top would be Vincent van Gogh. There were other, talented and influential artists that lived and worked alongside him, so why has van Gogh risen to the top as the quintessential master of the […]

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