The Daily Decameron - from the Italian Cultural Institute

THE DAILY DECAMERON - FROM THE ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

Illustration from The Decameron by Rockwell Kent Ten stories from Giovanni Boccaccio's masterpiece, The Decameron, read in English...

50th Anniversary of Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Traditions

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNUAL LGBTQ+ PRIDE TRADITIONS

In the picture above, Gilbert Baker is proudly holding his original design. Created by Baker and Harvey Milk in 1977, it was inspired...

 
 
 
Milton Glasser, RIP

MILTON GLASSER, RIP

Milton Glaser, Master Designer of ‘I ♥ NY' Logo, Is Dead at 91 Milton Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylan's...

Juan Sánchez Cotán Born on this day in 1560

JUAN SÁNCHEZ COTÁN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1560

Quince, cabbage, melon, & cucumber Juan Sánchez Cotán, born OTD in 1560. Painter of produce in mysterious arrangements. And a Carthusian...

 
 
 
Henry Ossawa Tanner, born on this day in 1859

HENRY OSSAWA TANNER, BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1859

Henry Ossawa Tanner in 1907 by Frederick Gutekunst Born on this day in 1859, Tanner was the first African-American painter to gain...

Escher, Born on this day in 1898

ESCHER, BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1898

Maurits Cornelis Escher, best known for his mathematically inspired prints, was born on June 17, 1898 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. During...

 
 
 
The end of all things (1887) by Maximilian Pirner

THE END OF ALL THINGS (1887) BY MAXIMILIAN PIRNER

The end of all things (1887) by Maximilian Pirner (1853-1924). Gothic CzechArt

Faith Ringgold keeps on fighting

FAITH RINGGOLD KEEPS ON FIGHTING

ENGLEWOOD .- Faith Ringgold has seen plenty of shake-ups and strange moments in her 89 well-traveled years. But the provocative Harlem-born...

 
 
 
Pieter Saenredam

PIETER SAENREDAM

Study in black and white, or, how to make a cleansed church the most fascinating thing on earth. The Bavokerk in Haarlem as painted...

Bill Traylor. Let us honor forgotten African American artists

BILL TRAYLOR. LET US HONOR FORGOTTEN AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS

Image: Bill Traylor, “Old Man Seated: Self-Portrait,” pencil and colored pencil on heavy tan cardboard. Private collection. On view...

 
 
 
Raoul Dufy. Master of colorful, decorative art

RAOUL DUFY. MASTER OF COLORFUL, DECORATIVE ART

Raoul Dufy was a Fauvist painter, brother of Jean Dufy. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs...

June with its saints spread out before you in this almanac

JUNE WITH ITS SAINTS SPREAD OUT BEFORE YOU IN THIS ALMANAC

June with its saints spread out before you in this almanac. ms 2332 fs001r... BL Harley MS 2332; 1411-1412; Illustrated Almanac; England;...

 
 
 
Carmen Herrera, Overlooked But Undeterred

CARMEN HERRERA, OVERLOOKED BUT UNDETERRED

Carmen Herrera, who sold her first painting at the age of 89, was mostly unknown and unseen until 2009, when a large-scale survey of...

If I had a hammer. The Weavers

IF I HAD A HAMMER. THE WEAVERS

If I had a hammerI'd hammer in the morningI'd hammer in the eveningAll over this landI'd hammer out dangerI'd hammer out a warningI'd...

 
 
 
Calm after the storm

CALM AFTER THE STORM

Some calm after yesterday's chaos. Breathe and be transported to the calm of the countryside by this watercolor drawn by Baroque artist...

PENTECOST PRAYER AND REFLECTIONS FROM THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST

This week's letter from Jeremy:Breathe.Many of you will have seen the pictures of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of a...

 
 
 
Giovanna Garzoni, Botanical painter of exquisite still lives

GIOVANNA GARZONI, BOTANICAL PAINTER OF EXQUISITE STILL LIVES

Hedgehog. Oak leaves. Chestnuts. And a snail! From Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670, of course, because it's her day. 69quietgirl At a time...

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring and protecting our world

RACHEL CARSON, SILENT SPRING AND PROTECTING OUR WORLD

Calligraphy by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord When I was in high school. my English teacher assigned Silent Spring to our class. In researching...

 
 
 
Mary Cassatt

MARY CASSATT

Born on this day in 1844, in Pennsylvania, Mary Cassatt of Paris. Self Portrait, 1880, Here is Mary Cassatt speaking about her own...

Domenico Beccafumi, Italian Mannerist Painter

DOMENICO BECCAFUMI, ITALIAN MANNERIST PAINTER

The eyes have it. Saint Lucy, painted in 1521 Expulsion of the rebel angels from heaven, 1528. Very muscular reclining Venus in a landscape,...

 
 
 



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 ...

Whidbey Sky

Whidbey Sky

Whidbey Sky, 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board, 2019 The was painted last year on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. View purchase information here. Please contact me if you have... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “DESIGN IN TEXTURE AND...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “DESIGN IN TEXTURE AND WARMTH” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

A very textured piece with unconventional accents including altered Tyvek. This piece reminded me of what you might see if there was a shoreline in the desert. The colors... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Blue Pond” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

24"x20" Oil on Panel/Available $1800 Read more ...

Coronavirus Art Series, Mixed Media Painting, Framed Art,Contemporary Art “A...

Coronavirus Art Series, Mixed Media Painting, Framed Art,Contemporary Art “A Way Out

This is the first of three paintings done during the coronavirus lockdown. This painting has a lot of movement and a lot of suggestions. .. a door, a staircase, footprints, a... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Canyons to Mountains

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Canyons to Mountains

This piece is painted onto a vinyl tile and mounted onto panel and then framed in a black wood floater frame. I was inspired by my hike in northern New Mexico where I followed... Read more ...

“Rigorous Color System for Artists, Part 1: Color Theory

“Rigorous Color System for Artists, Part 1: Color Theory

I am very happy to announce that my color course "Rigorous Color System for Artists" begins to get its fruition. The first class of the course is "Color Theory". It is... Read more ...

Sunset Seascape Beach Wildlife Bird Oil Painting "Seaside Dining" by Florida...

Sunset Seascape Beach Wildlife Bird Oil Painting "Seaside Dining" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

At the shoreline everything is so still and quiet at days end. The only sound is the breaking of the softly rolling waves as they make their journey up to lap at the sandy... Read more ...

How the Syrian Refugee Crisis Inspired the Photo Editing App Darkroom

How the Syrian Refugee Crisis Inspired the Photo Editing App Darkroom

Earlier this week, Apple announced the winners of its annual ‘Design Awards,' and as usual, one of the honorees was a photo editing app. This year, that app was Darkroom, and... Read more ...

Putucos: What A Indigenous Technique Can Tell Us About Sustainability

Putucos: What A Indigenous Technique Can Tell Us About Sustainability

Putucos. Image © Nicolás Valencia As a part of the XV Taller Social Latinoamericano 2018 architectural conference that took place in Puno , Peru , we visited the Iruito Tupi... Read more ...

Thomas Jefferson Portrait Recreated by His Sixth Great-Grandson

Thomas Jefferson Portrait Recreated by His Sixth Great-Grandson

Photographer Drew Gardner has been recreating portraits of some of history's most famous figures by finding and photographing their direct descendants. One of his latest... Read more ...