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"Capturing the Essence of Daily Life: From Hogarth's Gin Lane to Rivera's Day of the Dead" Step into a world where art intertwines with reality

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Flower market, the Clock Tower, the Pont au Change and the Pont-Neuf, 1832

Flower market, the Clock Tower, the Pont au Change and the Pont-Neuf, 1832. Creator: Giuseppe Canella
Flower market, the Clock Tower, the Pont au Change and the Pont-Neuf, 1832

Background imageDaily Life Collection: The Seine, at Quai Bourbon, 4th arrondissement, 1887. Creator: Jean Baptiste Jules Trayer

The Seine, at Quai Bourbon, 4th arrondissement, 1887. Creator: Jean Baptiste Jules Trayer
The Seine, at Quai Bourbon, 4th arrondissement, 1887

Background imageDaily Life Collection: St. Paul's and Ludgate Hill, c. 1887 (oil on canvas)

St. Paul's and Ludgate Hill, c. 1887 (oil on canvas)
CH405696 St. Paul's and Ludgate Hill, c.1887 (oil on canvas) by Logsdail, William (1859-1944); 73.3x55 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageDaily Life Collection: HOGARTH: GIN LANE. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860

HOGARTH: GIN LANE. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860, after the original by William Hogarth (1697-1764)

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Edgar Degas: At the Cafe, or The Absinthe Drinker. Oil on canvas, 1873

Edgar Degas: At the Cafe, or The Absinthe Drinker. Oil on canvas, 1873
DEGAS: ABSINTHE, 1873. Edgar Degas: At the Cafe, or The Absinthe Drinker. Oil on canvas, 1873

Background imageDaily Life Collection: HOGARTH: BEER STREET. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860

HOGARTH: BEER STREET. Beer Street and Gin Lane. Steel engraving, c1860, after the original by William Hogarth

Background imageDaily Life Collection: RIVERA: DAY OF THE DEAD. Feast of the Day of the Dead. Mural by Diego Rivera at the Ministry of

RIVERA: DAY OF THE DEAD. Feast of the Day of the Dead. Mural by Diego Rivera at the Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City

Background imageDaily Life Collection: SEURAT: GRANDE JATTE, 1886. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

SEURAT: GRANDE JATTE, 1886. A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Oil on canvas by Georges Seurat, 1884-86

Background imageDaily Life Collection: ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J. C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars

ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J. C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars, 1914
ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1914. American advertisement by J.C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars, 1914

Background imageDaily Life Collection: MANET: FOLIES-BERGERES. The Bar at Folies-Bergeres. Oil on canvas by Edouard Manet, 1881-82

MANET: FOLIES-BERGERES. The Bar at Folies-Bergeres. Oil on canvas by Edouard Manet, 1881-82

Background imageDaily Life Collection: RIVERA: PRE-COLUMBIAN LIFE. The Zapotec Civilization. Mural, c1925

RIVERA: PRE-COLUMBIAN LIFE. The Zapotec Civilization. Mural, c1925, by Diego Rivera at the Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City

Background imageDaily Life Collection: DEADWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA. Wall Street, following Snaky Gulch bottom

DEADWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA. Wall Street, following Snaky Gulch bottom, in the frontier town of Deadwood, 1877

Background imageDaily Life Collection: PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 1894. Elizabeth Bennet overhears Mr Darcy at the Ball

PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 1894. Elizabeth Bennet overhears Mr Darcy at the Ball. Illustration by Hugh Thomson from the 1894 edition of Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice, originally published in 1813

Background imageDaily Life Collection: CHICAGO: CHILDREN, 1941. Children jumping rope outside of an apartment building

CHICAGO: CHILDREN, 1941. Children jumping rope outside of an apartment building on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Edwin Rosskam, April 1941

Background imageDaily Life Collection: PLAYING CARDS, c1915. A cowboy and a Native American man seated on a blanket

PLAYING CARDS, c1915. A cowboy and a Native American man seated on a blanket and playing cards on the Great Plains. Photograph, c1915

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Tower of London in the late Middle Ages

Tower of London in the late Middle Ages
London during the time of Henry VII (1457-1509). Color lithograph reproduction of an illuminated manuscript: Roy 16F, ii

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Mother getting her daughter dressed, early 1900s

Mother getting her daughter dressed, early 1900s
Mother putting on her daughters socks and shoes, a morning ritual, early 1900s. Printed color halftone of Jessie Willcox Smith illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Dance: Charleston, 1920S

Dance: Charleston, 1920S
DANCE: CHARLESTON, 1920s

Background imageDaily Life Collection: RIVERA: SCHOOLTEACHER. The Rural School Teacher

RIVERA: SCHOOLTEACHER. The Rural School Teacher. Mural by Diego Rivera (1886-1957) at the Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850

Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850
MEXICO: KITCHEN, c1850. Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Backyard carnival, 1800s

Backyard carnival, 1800s
Children putting on a circus in the backyarrd, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson

Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson
SWIMSUITS, 1900. Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson

Background imageDaily Life Collection: HOGARTH: FOUR TIMES OF DAY. Noon. Steel engraving after the etching and engraving, 1738

HOGARTH: FOUR TIMES OF DAY. Noon. Steel engraving after the etching and engraving, 1738, by William Hogarth

Background imageDaily Life Collection: HOGARTH: FOUR TIMES OF DAY. Night. Steel engraving after the original, 1738, by William Hogarth

HOGARTH: FOUR TIMES OF DAY. Night. Steel engraving after the original, 1738, by William Hogarth

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Parisian beauty salon, 1800s

Parisian beauty salon, 1800s
Lady in a hair salon in Paris, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: GEUR2A-00057

GEUR2A-00057
Medieval walled city of Nuremberg, Germany, 1400s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDaily Life Collection: AUTUMN SCENE, 1866. Autumn in New England--Cider Making. Lithograph, 1866, by Currier & Ives

AUTUMN SCENE, 1866. Autumn in New England--Cider Making. Lithograph, 1866, by Currier & Ives

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Fisherfolk on the Beach at Cullercoats, 1881 (w / c & graphite on wove paper)

Fisherfolk on the Beach at Cullercoats, 1881 (w / c & graphite on wove paper)
3949562 Fisherfolk on the Beach at Cullercoats, 1881 (w/c & graphite on wove paper) by Homer, Winslow (1836-1910); 34.1x49.4 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Our Village, c1890, (1936). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Our Village, c1890, (1936). Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Our Village, c1890, (1936). Village scene by Sir Hubert von Herkomer. (1849-1914). Oil on canvas. From " Bibbys Annual 1936", edited by Joseph Bibby. [J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd. Liverpool, 1936]

Background imageDaily Life Collection: The velocipede course in the garden of the Luxembourg, Paris, France, in 1818

The velocipede course in the garden of the Luxembourg, Paris, France, in 1818. Wood engraving, French, 19th century
PARIS: BICYCLING, 1818. The velocipede course in the garden of the Luxembourg, Paris, France, in 1818. Wood engraving, French, 19th century

Background imageDaily Life Collection: WOMENs FASHION, 1886. Bathers at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Wood engraving, 1886

WOMENs FASHION, 1886. Bathers at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Wood engraving, 1886, after a painting by C. S. Reinhart
WOMENs FASHION, 1886. Bathers at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Wood engraving, 1886, after a painting by C.S. Reinhart

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Cafe in the old town of Dubrovnik at night, Croatia, Europe

Cafe in the old town of Dubrovnik at night, Croatia, Europe

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas)

Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas)
7337801 Greenwich from Blackwall Reach, c.1830-40 (oil on canvas) by British School, (19th century); 55.9x77.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Women of ancient Greece

Women of ancient Greece
Ancient Greek women and a priestess (background). Antique hand-colored print

Background imageDaily Life Collection: Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll

Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll
3928698 Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll, 1736 (ink and color on silk) by Chinese School

Background imageDaily Life Collection: The Dinner Hour, Wigan, 1874 (oil on canvas)

The Dinner Hour, Wigan, 1874 (oil on canvas)
MAN62941 The Dinner Hour, Wigan, 1874 (oil on canvas) by Crowe, Eyre (1824-1910); 76.3x107 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: by Eyre Crowe); © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageDaily Life Collection: The Pasta Eater, 19th century (oil on canvas)

The Pasta Eater, 19th century (oil on canvas)
LRI4628852 The Pasta Eater, 19th century (oil on canvas) by Italian School, (19th century); Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari, Fondazione Agnesi, Rome, Italy; Luisa Ricciarini; Italian

Background imageDaily Life Collection: A Postman in Germany delivering a letter, late 19th century (colour litho)

A Postman in Germany delivering a letter, late 19th century (colour litho)
488635 A Postman in Germany delivering a letter, late 19th century (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDaily Life Collection: An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest

An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest, Marion County, Oregon
OREGON: LUMBERJACK, 1939. An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest, Marion County, Oregon. The man has his social security number tattooed on his arm

Background imageDaily Life Collection: POOL HALL, 1929. An unidentified American pool hall, photographed 31 January 1929

POOL HALL, 1929. An unidentified American pool hall, photographed 31 January 1929

Background imageDaily Life Collection: The Square in front of Les Halles, 1880 (oil on canvas)

The Square in front of Les Halles, 1880 (oil on canvas)
XEH41970 The Square in front of Les Halles, 1880 (oil on canvas) by Gilbert, Victor Gabriel (1847-1933); Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France; Giraudon; French, out of copyright

Background imageDaily Life Collection: THE BAMBOULA, 1885. Drawing, 1885, by Edward Windsor Kemble

THE BAMBOULA, 1885. Drawing, 1885, by Edward Windsor Kemble

Background imageDaily Life Collection: THONY: NACKTKULTUR, 1926. Nacktkultur (Nudism). Drawing by Eduard Thony

THONY: NACKTKULTUR, 1926. Nacktkultur (Nudism). Drawing by Eduard Thony

Background imageDaily Life Collection: TENOCHTITLAN (MEXICO CITY). Great Tenochtitlan / The Market: detail from Diego Riveras mural of

TENOCHTITLAN (MEXICO CITY). Great Tenochtitlan / The Market: detail from Diego Riveras mural of market day in the Aztec
TENOCHTITLAN (MEXICO CITY). Great Tenochtitlan/The Market: detail from Diego Riveras mural of market day in the Aztec capital. The Great Temple is seen in background

Background imageDaily Life Collection: MOVIE THEATER, 1920s. Interior of an unidentified New York City motion picture theatre showing a

MOVIE THEATER, 1920s. Interior of an unidentified New York City motion picture theatre showing a film with Buster Keaton, 1920s

Background imageDaily Life Collection: DUBLIN: NASSAU STREET. Yeates and Son glasses store on Nassau Street in Dublin, Ireland

DUBLIN: NASSAU STREET. Yeates and Son glasses store on Nassau Street in Dublin, Ireland. Photograph, early 20th century

Background imageDaily Life Collection: COLONIAL PLANTER. A tobacco planter relaxing at his estate in colonial Virginia

COLONIAL PLANTER. A tobacco planter relaxing at his estate in colonial Virginia, early 18th century. Illustration, 1896, after Howard Pyle



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"Capturing the Essence of Daily Life: From Hogarth's Gin Lane to Rivera's Day of the Dead" Step into a world where art intertwines with reality, offering glimpses into the diverse tapestry of daily life. William Hogarth's iconic engravings, "Gin Lane" and "Beer Street, " transport us to 18th-century London, revealing contrasting scenes of debauchery and sobriety. These powerful images serve as a reminder that our choices shape our existence. Diego Rivera's mural, "Feast of the Day of the Dead, " immerses us in Mexico City's vibrant celebration, honoring departed loved ones. Through colorful imagery and intricate details, Rivera captures both sorrow and joy in this timeless tradition. Edgar Degas' masterpiece, "At the Cafe, " transports us to Parisian streets in 1873. The haunting image of an absinthe drinker invites contemplation on society's vices and escapism through art. Georges Seurat takes us on a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll along La Grande Jatte Island with his pointillist marvel. In this serene scene filled with picnickers and boaters, we witness ordinary people finding solace amidst nature’s beauty. Pieter Bruegel the Elder paints a winter landscape in his renowned work "Hunters in the Snow. " This Flemish masterpiece reminds us that even amid harsh conditions, life goes on – hunters trudge through snow-covered fields while children play games on frozen ponds. Traveling back centuries earlier brings Marco Polo leaving Venice during the 1300s to mind. His departure symbolizes humanity’s eternal quest for exploration and discovery – seeking new horizons beyond familiar shores. Rivera once again enchants us with his mural depicting pre-Columbian life within Zapotec Civilization. With vivid colors and meticulous detail, he showcases ancient rituals intertwined with everyday activities - reminding us that history shapes our present.