As we experience another lockdown, Helen McNicoll’s painting “Interior” opens doors

There’s an irony. As the Art Gallery of Ontario presents an exhibit that focuses on open doors, we are once again in lockdown, staying behind our own closed doors.

It is apt then, to look at Helen Galloway McNicoll’s painting “Interior,” part of the exhibit “The Open Door: Helen McNicoll and Mary Hiester Reid.” It’s of a domestic scene, slightly old-fashioned; McNicoll, born in Toronto, lived during the turn of the last century, 1879 to 1915. Yet there’s something modern about the work; something timeless, familiar. Perhaps it’s the way the light shines.

McNicoll, the AGO informs, studied painting in England, where she embraced Impressionism: the artistic movement defined by broad, quick brush strokes simulating natural, reflected light.

In an era when social norms dictated formality, her paintings publicly engaged with home life and femininity in complex ways, broadening traditional ideas about female spaces and the potential for women to

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Denver Painting Service Company, The Painters in Denver Sign With Saul’s Autotek To Repair Painting Contractor Fleet

Denver Painting Service Company, The Painters in Denver Sign With Saul's Autotek To Repair Painting Contractor Fleet

Denver, CO – Top painters in Denver, CO, Denver Painting Service Company, has announced its latest signing with an equally top, locally owned, and operated company, Saul’s Autotek for the repair of its fleet. The company focused on contributing positively to the development of the local area. They are proud to have selected Saul’s Autotek as the best company for its fleet repair and servicing needs.

Announcing the company to have won its bid for the fleet auto repair needs, Denver Painting Service Company’s representative noted that the mechanics from Saul’s auto repair shop have displayed huge potentials coupled with the skills and equipment offered by the repair technicians.

The representative for the painters added that the auto repair shop will be handling all of the fleet’s maintenance needs including tire changes for vehicles whose tires are not roadworthy, oil changes to ensure the smooth running of the engine and

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FBI returns painting stolen by Nazis to owner’s heirs

In 1933, Rudolf Mosse’s heirs used the power of his publishing company to critique Nazis, who said Jews like them were inferior.

So the Nazi party targeted the newspaper’s publisher, Hans Lachmann-Mosse, and many of the company’s Jewish staff members, forcing them to flee as they looted Mosse’s paintings, including one of a woman and a man walking in the snow titled, “Winter.”

But on Thursday, almost 90 years since the Nazis embarked on their evil regime, the FBI in Albany symbolically returned “Winter” to Mosse’s heirs.

“Injustices do not stand — no matter how long ago they were committed,” acting United States attorney Antoinette T. Bacon said, as she stood behind a podium in the virtual repatriation ceremony. “I’m thrilled that we are able to provide a measure of restitution to the Mosse family, who suffered a great injustice many years ago.”

To Bacon’s left was the golden-framed painting,

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