Costanza and Bernini - a tale of love, obsession and survival

COSTANZA AND BERNINI - A TALE OF LOVE, OBSESSION AND SURVIVAL

With lips slightly parted and eyes fixed on a point in the distance, a breathtaking marble portrait of Costanza Piccolomini appears...

REMEMBERING DECEMBER 7TH

My dad was in the Pacific and we didn't hear from him for three years. The family did not know if he was still alive until early in...

 
 
 
Maerten de Vos. Flemish painter and draughtsman

MAERTEN DE VOS. FLEMISH PAINTER AND DRAUGHTSMAN

Fine, fierce leopard. With maybe a little idol-worship happening beyond his tail. Painted by Maerten de Vos A Tuesday night, but you...

Jane Freilicher American Figurative Painter

JANE FREILICHER AMERICAN FIGURATIVE PAINTER

Jane Freilicher (1924-2014) often quoted the Polish-French artist Balthus: ‘I am a painter about whom nothing is known.' As untrue...

 
 
 
Happy December 1 or as the Romans called it, The Kalends of December

HAPPY DECEMBER 1 OR AS THE ROMANS CALLED IT, THE KALENDS OF DECEMBER

Happy 1stDecember , or, to give the day its Roman name, the Kalends of December. Religious celebrations in honour of Neptune & Pietas...

William Blake, Born this day in 1757

WILLIAM BLAKE, BORN THIS DAY IN 1757

Tyger, Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night: What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? Who else remembers...

 
 
 
Happy birthday Charles Schultz, the Father of Charlie Brown

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES SCHULTZ, THE FATHER OF CHARLIE BROWN

Happy Birthday to the father of Charlie Brown. November 26, 1922. Charles Monroe Schulz , nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist...

Friday Grab Bag: Erté to Nicholas Maes to the earliest image of an artist in Chinese History

FRIDAY GRAB BAG: ERTÉ TO NICHOLAS MAES TO THE EARLIEST IMAGE OF AN ARTIST IN CHINESE HISTORY

The Nile Russian-born French artist and designer Romain de Tirtoff, better known as "Erté", was born on this date in 1892. This is...

 
 
 
The total sum of existing manuscripts in Old English

THE TOTAL SUM OF EXISTING MANUSCRIPTS IN OLD ENGLISH

Four manuscripts in the British Library's extensive exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War : The Vercelli Book , the Junius...

Free downloads of Comic Books and Pulp Fiction

FREE DOWNLOADS OF COMIC BOOKS AND PULP FICTION

The Digital Comic Museum offers free access to hundreds of pre-1959 comic books, uploaded by users who often offer historical research...

 
 
 
Paulus Potter. Dutch painter of animals. Baptized this day in 1625

PAULUS POTTER. DUTCH PAINTER OF ANIMALS. BAPTIZED THIS DAY IN 1625

Orpheus Charming the animals The Young Bulls Paulus Potter, in full Paulus Pieterszoon Potter, Paulus also spelled Paul, (baptized...

Bronzino, Protrait painter of the Medici in late Renaissance Florence

BRONZINO, PROTRAIT PAINTER OF THE MEDICI IN LATE RENAISSANCE FLORENCE

Portrait of a lady Portrait of a lady Ladies in Red: Top, woman and her son. Lucky them, they are completely perfect because painted...

 
 
 
Sonia Delaunay, Russian-French-Jewish woman artist, born on November 14, 1885

SONIA DELAUNAY, RUSSIAN-FRENCH-JEWISH WOMAN ARTIST, BORN ON NOVEMBER 14, 1885

Sonia Delaunay was a multi-disciplinary abstract artist and key figure in the Parisian avant-garde. Alongside her husband, Robert Delaunay,...

Raising money to help those displaced by the fires

RAISING MONEY TO HELP THOSE DISPLACED BY THE FIRES

The local local artists at 3 Fish Studios are raising money & not taking fees to help those displaced by the fires consuming parts...

 
 
 
William Hogarth. Born November 10, 1697

WILLIAM HOGARTH. BORN NOVEMBER 10, 1697

Study of his servants The Shrimp Girl William Hogarth , (born November 10, 1697, London , England-died October 26, 1764, London), the...

In Flander's Fields

IN FLANDER'S FIELDS

In Flanders Fields J ohn McCrae , 1872 - 1918 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place,...

 
 
 
Charles Demuth. Born on this day in 1883

CHARLES DEMUTH. BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1883

"I Saw the Figure Five in Gold," a painting whose title and medallion-like arrangement of angled forms were both inspired by a verse...

Happy Diwali. And, yes we can

HAPPY DIWALI. AND, YES WE CAN

I was so anxious about the election that I went to the movies to avoid watching any of the coverage until it was late enough that most...

 
 
 
"E" is for Election

"E" IS FOR ELECTION

E is for election! From the Latin word 'electio', meaning 'a choice'. Depicted in James le Palmer's Omne Bonume ... Royal 6 E VII,...

Vote blue. Vote like your future depends on it. Organize and keep on fighting

VOTE BLUE. VOTE LIKE YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT. ORGANIZE AND KEEP ON FIGHTING

To all of you working tirelessly for a more just and empathetic America... To you who are comforting the frightened, protecting the...

 
 
 



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 ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Dancing in the...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Dancing in the Moonlight II-Winter Aspens Series " by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces, to be released in November. Fall into Winter is my favorite time of year, and I paint these with great... Read more ...

Bailey Toman

Bailey Toman

Marina Antoinette Clay. shells, plastic, acrylic paint dimensions Read more ...

Crossconnectmag: Magical Realism Paintings from Alex

Crossconnectmag: Magical Realism Paintings from Alex

Crossconnectmag : Magical Realism Paintings from Alex Alemany Painting in self-defence We are living in a cultural structure, whose complexity is greater than our personal... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Balcony" by...

Contemporary Abstract Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Balcony" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

20 "x20"x 1.5" Oil on Canvas Read more ...

Come out in the cold

Come out in the cold

My Entry Come out and brave the cold Saturday nite for the opening of "Animals" show at the Art Car Museum, should be a fun show. 7:00 to 10:00. See you there! Read more ...

BOGO,Still Life, Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Italian Life”...

BOGO,Still Life, Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Italian Life” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

I made this painting while teaching a workshop in Tuscany this year. It is acrylic on paper that is mounted to a wood panel. There are wonderful layers of collage with hand... Read more ...

Ermita Guadalupe / S-AR + Comunidad Vivex

Ermita Guadalupe / S-AR + Comunidad Vivex

© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal Architects: Comunidad Vivex , S-AR Location: Croc, 64200 Monterrey, N.L., Mexico Architects In Charge: César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia... Read more ...

Tribhanga Pose

Tribhanga Pose

Tribhanga is a classic stance in Indian sculpture that emphasizes the flowing, sensual line of the figure. Like the contrapposto pose of European sculpture, it involves an... Read more ...

Brother's Keeper, Love and Hisses

Brother's Keeper, Love and Hisses

Brother's Keeper Oil on panel, 8" x 8," $330. If you notice anything "extra" in today's painting and maybe several to follow, it's thanks to Robyn at Love and Hisses. Robyn... Read more ...

Artwork from Mohammad Noor.SUBMISSIONMohammad Noor is a

Artwork from Mohammad Noor.SUBMISSIONMohammad Noor is a

Artwork from Mohammad Noor. SUBMISSION Mohammad Noor is a Conceptual Artist working with photo manipulation to create surreal art. Mohammad is from Amman/Jordan Instagram... Read more ...