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Traditional Art Gift Guide

I’ve been working with Art.com, and they’ve just released several gift guides for the holidays. I’m usually drawn to a quirky, modern style, but today I’m sharing my take on traditional art.

I chose each of these paintings (classics by the like of Manet and Whistler) because they excite me, but also because I could see them appealing to a wide range of people. I kept family members in mind, asking myself “would my mom like this? My grandma, or my uncle?” as my litmus test.

Traditional Art Gift Guide

  1. The Louvre and the Seine from the Pont Neuf, Morning Mist, 1902, Camille Pissarro

  2. Room of Flowers, 1894, Childe Hassam

  3. Branch of White Peonies and Secateurs, 1864, Édouard Manet

  4. Mother and Child on a Couch, James Abbott McNeill Whistler

  5. On the Beach, Edward Henry Potthast

  6. Venetian Canal, John Singer Sargent

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  • Christine Drumgoole
    November 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I must say that #4 is my absolute favorite. That is just the best to snuggle a little one. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :) I’d love to receive that as a gift.

    • Making it Lovely
      November 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      What I love about it is that it was painted in the late 1800s, but it still feels intimate and true today. Timeless.

  • May
    November 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I really liked number 4 as well – and when I clicked the link I got ”
    Sorry, this product is no longer available” :(

    • Making it Lovely
      November 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Oh no! I thought it may have sold out since I linked to it, but I just checked and it was still available, so I’m not sure what happened.

  • May
    November 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Aha – I think it is because it is automatically redirecting me to the British site, whatever I try to tell it to do. Ah well. I can still look at the picture here!

  • Jen
    November 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I absolutely love all of these.

  • Jane
    December 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    As orignials they’re works of art. As reproductions they’re more “hotel art” than art. I’d rather go for something original. Just one persons opinion,