In Honor of Martin Luther King, Virtual Celebrations

IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS

Langston Hughes, 1902 - 1967 I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes,...

Berthe Morisot. Born January 14, 1841

BERTHE MORISOT. BORN JANUARY 14, 1841

Berthe Morisot,. French Painter who exhibited with the Impressionists, and participated in their battle for artistic recognition. In...

 
 
 
John Singer Sargent, born January 12, 1856

JOHN SINGER SARGENT, BORN JANUARY 12, 1856

John Singer Sargent's family (1856-1925) had deep roots in New England. In 1850, his father married Mary Newbold Singer, daughter of...

Barbara Hepworth, January 10, 1903

BARBARA HEPWORTH, JANUARY 10, 1903

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1903. Barbara Hepworth was a sculptor and a leading figure in both British sculpture as well as the...

 
 
 
Elizabeth Sirani. January 8, 1636 - August 28, 1665

ELIZABETH SIRANI. JANUARY 8, 1636 - AUGUST 28, 1665

Portrait of Vincenzo Ferdinando Ranuzzi as Cupid, somehow. It involved a lot of dyed feathers! Painted by Elisabetta Sirani Being a...

Albert Bierstadt. Painter of the unspoiled west

ALBERT BIERSTADT. PAINTER OF THE UNSPOILED WEST

Albert Bierstadt was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. He joined several...

 
 
 
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Allow me to paraphrase Viktor Frankl, the holocaust survivor: “We can take any what if we know...

Sarsoon ka Saag or Jolly Green Vegetables

SARSOON KA SAAG OR JOLLY GREEN VEGETABLES

Sarsoon ka Saag or Jolly Green Vegetables I am not trying to become a vegetarian but I have cut back substantially on eating red meat...

 
 
 
Mandalas for 2021

MANDALAS FOR 2021

Over the still world, a bird calls waking solitary among black boughs. Plunging ahead into the dark and light at the same time the...

Piero di Cosimo. Elusive Renaissance artist

PIERO DI COSIMO. ELUSIVE RENAISSANCE ARTIST

January 02, 1462. Piero di Cosimo , also known as Piero di Lorenzo, was a Florentine painter of the Italian Renaissance. He is most...

 
 
 
HOPPIN' JOHN

HOPPIN' JOHN

Welcome in the New Year with Hoppin' John, a traditional New Year's Day dish, and luck will follow you all year long! WHAT IS HOPPIN'...

Carry on, bake on, decorate on

CARRY ON, BAKE ON, DECORATE ON

Making Soup Throughout these last months with all the death and destruction around us, I didn't know what to say that wouldn't sound...

 
 
 
Félix Edouard Vallotton. Born on this day in 1865

FÉLIX EDOUARD VALLOTTON. BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1865

Sunset Félix Vallotton, in full Félix Edouard Vallotton, (born December 28, 1865, Lausanne, Switzerland-died December 28, 1925, Paris,...

Feast day of St John the Evangelist , as celebrated by the Anglo-Saxons

FEAST DAY OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST , AS CELEBRATED BY THE ANGLO-SAXONS

A 9th-century Anglo-Saxon eagle of St John the Evangelist for his feast day, 27 December : britishmuseum.org/collection/obj... .... St...

 
 
 
Su Shi, also known as Su Tung-p'o

SU SHI, ALSO KNOWN AS SU TUNG-P'O

Calligraphy by Su Tung-p'o It's Boxing Day and the first day of Kwanza but this poet's delicate melancholy spoke to me. The year that...

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS

The Nativity According to Luke: For unto us a child is given. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be...

 
 
 
Masaccio. First great painter of the Italian Renaissance

MASACCIO. FIRST GREAT PAINTER OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

San Giovenale Triptych (1422) December 21, 1401. Masaccio , born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, was the first great Italian painter...

Joshua Johnson of Baltimore, first successful African-American portrait painter

JOSHUA JOHNSON OF BALTIMORE, FIRST SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN-AMERICAN PORTRAIT PAINTER

John Jacob Anderson and his sons John and Edward. Painted by Joshua Johnson of Baltimore, first successful African-American portrait...

 
 
 
Io Saturnalia

IO SATURNALIA

Today is the first day of Saturnalia, the holiday to beat all holidays, the festival the poet Catullus called it "the best of days".....

Remedios Varo. Born on this day in 1908

REMEDIOS VARO. BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

This is the hermit. He is now beyond normal time and space; his body is made up of two triangles, one upright and one inverted, which...

 
 
 



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 ‘Lolita' Escaped Obscenity Laws and Cancel Culture

Emily Mortimer, who grew up with a prominent free-speech advocate before becoming an actress and screenwriter, has some ideas. Read more ...

Recreation Center Morel de Vindé / SCHÉMAA

Recreation Center Morel de Vindé / SCHÉMAA

78170 La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France Project Year: 2020 Photographs: David Foessel Area: 350.0 m2 Read more ...

American Impressionists Society Signature Membership!

I was just awarded Signature Membership in this wonderful organization. It represents the best in contemporary impressionistic realism and allows me to exhibit with some of... Read more ...

Margaret Maron, Acclaimed Mystery Writer, Dies at 82

She was known for two book series centered on complex female characters, and for stories that illuminated her native North Carolina. Read more ...

UP48 House. The shelter / Ubiko

UP48 House. The shelter / Ubiko

Valencia, Provincia de Valencia, España Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Germán Cabo Area: 5070 ft2 Read more ...

This Company Says Its Modular Design ‘Is The Future of Tripods'

This Company Says Its Modular Design ‘Is The Future of Tripods'

New tripod company Gearing says that it has developed a modular design that offers a mix of outstanding materials, tremendous stability, and unprecedented modularity that, when... Read more ...

Mixed Media Painting, Contemporary Art, “Jabberwocky

Mixed Media Painting, Contemporary Art, “Jabberwocky

Much like the imaginary character this object is fantastical and colorful. 22"x15" Mixed Media on Paper/Available $330 Read more ...

Prelude

Prelude

I live on the fourth floor of a tall apartment building in San Francisco. From my bedroom, I meet the gaze of crows perched along phone wires, gossiping with one another from... Read more ...

Does Shooting Video on Medium Format Make Any Sense?

Medium format has become far more accessible to more people than it has ever been in the past, and that includes the ability to shoot video on the giant sensors. In this... Read more ...

Format Launches Workfow: Adds Gallery Support and Business Tools

Format Launches Workfow: Adds Gallery Support and Business Tools

Format , a website-building platform that competes with the likes of Squarespace, has announced Workflow : a new suite of tools designed to help professional photographers run... Read more ...