Happy Cerealia

HAPPY CEREALIA

Happy Cerealia - This Roman Festival ran from 12th-19th April, for the Goddess of the Grain, Ceres. Women in white ran around with...

Fragrances of the Dutch Golden Age

FRAGRANCES OF THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE

While some museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo's usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions...

 
 
 
Jan van Kessel the elder, Painter of animal, vegetable, mineral & human subjects

JAN VAN KESSEL THE ELDER, PAINTER OF ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MINERAL & HUMAN SUBJECTS

Born on this day in 1626, in Antwerp, the incomparable Jan van Kessel. Painted insects , flowers, beetles and caterpillars. From the...

Francisco Goya, Spanish painter of the light and the dark parts of the human soul

FRANCISCO GOYA, SPANISH PAINTER OF THE LIGHT AND THE DARK PARTS OF THE HUMAN SOUL

The Clothed Maja The Naked Maja La Maja Desnuda has been described as "the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art"...

 
 
 
Cherry Blossoms by Basho

CHERRY BLOSSOMS BY BASHO

A cloud of cherry blossoms; The temple bell,- Is it Ueno, is it Asakusa? How many, many things They call to mind These cherry-blossoms!...

Palm Sunday, Illustrated Medieval Style

PALM SUNDAY, ILLUSTRATED MEDIEVAL STYLE

Christ riding into Jerusalem on a donkey with crowds watching, Palm Sunday Cotton MS Tiberius C VI; the 'Tiberius Psalter'; 3rd quarter...

 
 
 
Yayoi Kusama. Mistress of the polka dot

YAYOI KUSAMA. MISTRESS OF THE POLKA DOT

She received the order of culture in 2016 A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and...

Anthony van Dyck, Court painter to Charles 1

ANTHONY VAN DYCK, COURT PAINTER TO CHARLES 1

March 22, 1599. Sir Anthony van Dyck was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England. He is most famous...

 
 
 
Niki de Saint Phalle's psychedelic garden is a seriously good trip

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE'S PSYCHEDELIC GARDEN IS A SERIOUSLY GOOD TRIP

Niki de Saint Phalle's psychedelic garden is a seriously good trip Jo Lawson-Tancred 31 JANUARY 2021 The Empress in Niki de Saint Phalle's...

Cornelis Ketel. Dutch Mannerist painter

CORNELIS KETEL. DUTCH MANNERIST PAINTER

Born on this day in 1548, in Gouda, Cornelis Ketel. Painter of portraits & allegories, sometimes executed with his fingers & toes!...

 
 
 
A painting finally returned to the heirs of the rightful owner

A PAINTING FINALLY RETURNED TO THE HEIRS OF THE RIGHTFUL OWNER

PARIS .- France will return the only painting by Gustav Klimt in its national collection to the heirs of Nora Stiasny, a Jewish woman...

Vittore Carpaccio. Greatest early Renaissance narrative painter

VITTORE CARPACCIO. GREATEST EARLY RENAISSANCE NARRATIVE PAINTER

Looking right at you: man in a red hat. Saint Jerome with Job, meditating on the death of Christ in v. weird image from 1510 by Just...

 
 
 
A Light Exists in Spring

A LIGHT EXISTS IN SPRING

Pastel over watercolor - this is more "realistic" than I usually do but it was an interesting challenge. "Realistic" flowers are more...

Happy Belated Birthday to Anselm Kiefer

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO ANSELM KIEFER

The artist Anselm Kiefer stands in front of two of his paintings from the series 'The Secret Life of Plants for Robert Fludd' from...

 
 
 
Michelangelo Buonarroti. One of the greatest artists of all time

MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI. ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTISTS OF ALL TIME

Michelangelo Buonarroti was born onthisday in 1475. The painter, sculptor, architect and poet is widely considered to be one of the...

Happy St. David's Day. Patron Saint of Wales. “Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus”

HAPPY ST. DAVID'S DAY. PATRON SAINT OF WALES. “DYDD GŴYL DEWI HAPUS”

Happy StDavidsDay! This wonderful ms of Augustine‘s ‘De trinitate' was copied at Llanbadarn Fawr, nr Aberystwyth, c1090 by celebrated...

 
 
 
Daumier. Painter, lithographer, social critic

DAUMIER. PAINTER, LITHOGRAPHER, SOCIAL CRITIC

Honoré-Victorin Daumier was a French printmaker, caricaturist, painter, and sculptor, whose many works offer commentary on social and...

Happy Birthday Renoir

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RENOIR

Renoir was a leading artist in the Impressionist group, and pioneered the technique of using broken brushstrokes in complimentary colors...

 
 
 
Shavua Tov & Chag Purim sameach! Have a good week and happy Purim!

SHAVUA TOV & CHAG PURIM SAMEACH! HAVE A GOOD WEEK AND HAPPY PURIM!

Esther by Arthur Szyk For all who celebrate Purim This week we celebrate Purim, one of the most beloved Jewish holidays. Tradition...

Horace Pippin. America's own Henri Rousseau

HORACE PIPPIN. AMERICA'S OWN HENRI ROUSSEAU

A descendent of slaves, Horace Pippin's biography is a compelling one. Here is an excerpt from his Wikipedia entry: He was born in...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

How to Shoot Milky Way Photos with Image Stacking to Clean Up Noise

How to Shoot Milky Way Photos with Image Stacking to Clean Up Noise

Aloha, and welcome back to my astrophotography tutorial write-ups. I wrote an article last month on the basics of photographing the Milky Way core season. Today I am going to... Read more ...

Just Three

Just Three

It's spring and I thought that those endearing and pesky robins who wake me up at dawn would be the perfect thing to sketch with just three colors. Black for their wings and... Read more ...

Boy Oh Boy

Boy Oh Boy

Saturday Leftover Day. I have shared many pages from the scouting magazine Boy's Life. Some using my own scans, some from the complete run that can be found online. The comic... Read more ...

Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75

As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. Read more ...

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Schuberth und Schuberth Location: Wienerwald, Austria Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Christoph Panzer Area: 50.0 m2 Read more ...

The First-Ever Camera Collar Footage Shot by a Wild Wolf

You can now see the world from a wolf's point of view. This 3-minute video is the first-ever camera collar footage shot from the perspective of a wild wolf. The video was... Read more ...

After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows. Read more ...

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Expensive cameras often lack basic features. The most common limitations-by-design are fixed screens and no flash. I suspect that some camera designers aren't photographers and... Read more ...

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Even a boring spot illustration of a postal clerk can become an exciting trip through an abstract art exhibition when the illustrator is Robert Fawcett. Take a closer look... Read more ...

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