Pierre Bonnard. shimmering visions of light

PIERRE BONNARD. SHIMMERING VISIONS OF LIGHT

Born on this day. Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) Pierre Bonnard was a French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the...

Tintoretto. Master of Venetian painting

TINTORETTO. MASTER OF VENETIAN PAINTING

Jacopo Robusti was born in 1519, the son of a wool dyer; it is from his father's profession that he derived his nickname Tintoretto....

 
 
 

CARAVAGGIO REBEL AND GENIUS

This is Wikipedias' factual blurb on Caravaggio. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, known as simply Caravaggio 29 September 1571 -...

Feast of St Michael and All Angels

FEAST OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

September 29th is the Feast of St Michael and All Angels. Here the Archangel Raphael is depicted curing the blind Tobit StMichaelandAllAngels...

 
 
 
European Day of Languages

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

Initial-word panel for 'Melekh Amon' with scenes from the Binding of Isaac RoshHashanah5783 Bodleian Library MS. Laud Or. 321; Maḥzor...

Mark Rothko

MARK ROTHKO

For Mark Rothko, a central figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement that dominated world art in the decades following World War...

 
 
 
Louise Nevelson. Sculptor, iconoclast, eccentric and independent

LOUISE NEVELSON. SCULPTOR, ICONOCLAST, ECCENTRIC AND INDEPENDENT

The World of Mrs. N.” , Art in America, January, 2008, pp. 106-111. Guests remember how, at a 1975 dinner given by the Israel Museum...

ALMA THOMAS

Snoopy sees Earth wrapped in sunset. Alma Thomas (1891-1978) had one of the great, late-blooming careers in American art during the...

 
 
 
Sir Peter Lely and the ladies of Restoration England

SIR PETER LELY AND THE LADIES OF RESTORATION ENGLAND

Catherine of Braganza,Charles II's long suffering and loyal wife, in 1664, in a terrific portrait: so much less boring than many beauties...

Mantegna. Renaissance master

MANTEGNA. RENAISSANCE MASTER

Adoration of the Magi, 1500 Camera degli sposi, or camera picta, painted by Andrea Mantegna for Ludovico Gonzaga's palace in Mantua...

 
 
 
George Hendrik Breitner, 20th century Dutch painter

GEORGE HENDRIK BREITNER, 20TH CENTURY DUTCH PAINTER

George Hendrik Breitner was a Dutch painter and photographer. An important figure in Amsterdam Impressionism , he is noted especially...

Ruth Asawa's Masks at the Cantor

RUTH ASAWA'S MASKS AT THE CANTOR

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University acquired Untitled in 2020. These 233 masks, which originally hung on the exterior of...

 
 
 
Marianne von Werefkin. Russian-German expressionist painter

MARIANNE VON WEREFKIN. RUSSIAN-GERMAN EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER

Marianne von Werefkin, born Marianna Vladimirovna Veryovkina(Russian: Мариа́нна Влади́мировна Верёвкина, tr. Marianna Vladimirovna...

Peter Bruegel. Wise, talented and brilliant

PETER BRUEGEL. WISE, TALENTED AND BRILLIANT

Died on this day in 1569, in Brussels, the incomparably wise, witty, & plain brilliant Pieter Bruegel. Here in 1565, being skeptical...

 
 
 
Hokusai Says

HOKUSAI SAYS

Caspar David Friedrich. German Romantic Painter

CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH. GERMAN ROMANTIC PAINTER

Born on this day in 1774, in Greifswald, Caspar David Friedrich. Here by himself in 1800 when he was studying art in Copenhagen. Looking...

 
 
 
September is the time for harvest

SEPTEMBER IS THE TIME FOR HARVEST

September is time for threshing with a flail. Bodleian Library MS. Rawl. D. 939; Astrological and ecclesiastical calendar in six pieces;...

RAMSES II AT THE DEYOUNG MUSEUM

In 1817, the English poet Shelley wrote the poem Ozymandias in response to viewing the damaged colossi of Memnon in the British Museum....

 
 
 

GEORGE STUBBS. ANIMAL PAINTER EXTRAORDINAIRE

Portrait of a horse: Whistlejacket, 1762, by George Stubbs. He was born on this day in 1724 . From George Stubbs, a portrait of Mr....

THE TOMB OF NEFERTARI

The Tomb of NefertariNefertari is one of the few queens in the history of ancient Egypt who played such an important and visible role....

 
 
 



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 ...

On The Stands: MAD 28!

I haven't done one of these for two years because... why? MAD is almost all reprinted classic material these days. Not this issue, though! There are a number of new pieces in... Read more ...

Ronald Searle - part 8

Ronald Searle - part 8

The son of a railwayman, Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge on 3 March 1920, and educated in the town at the Boys' Central School. He started work as a solicitor's clerk, and... Read more ...

Do Golden Retrievers Smile?

Do golden retrievers smile when they're happy?- There's a big debate on that one. View this post on Instagram Some say they're showing submission, or they just happen to lift... Read more ...

How to Learn My Love Language

A Deaf man has been let down by every lover he's ever had. This time might be different. Read more ...

Malpaso Review: From Cuba, a Repertory Group in Search of Itself

After a complicated journey to New York, Malpaso made it to the Joyce Theater with a program that showed it trying on various styles. Read more ...

Showcase: Emperor's Children MkVI Legionary

After reading the initial four Horus Heresy novels I grew quite fond of the Emperor's Children. I really like their characterisation, their underlying perfectionism, and their... Read more ...

In 60th Year, New York Film Festival Stays True to Its Mission

Standouts like “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” and “Descendant” are still on tap in the second half of this marathon of cinematic art. Read more ...

Kitten Natividad, Movie Star in Russ Meyer's Bawdy World, Dies at 74

She was top-billed in his final feature, “Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens.” She was also his paramour and, he said, his favorite leading lady. Read more ...

The night crawler, Dave Rothschild

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You know your crime, Peter Martensen

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