CELEBRATIONS OF RAIN

Bamboo bends in the rain. Nancy Ewart Rain as a motif in ukiyo-e prints was often shown as a series of black or gray lines to represent...

AELBERT JACOBSZ CUYP. BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1620

Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp was one of the leading Dutch landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. The most famous of...

 
 
 

TODAY'S ARTISTS BIRTHDAYS: CHILDE HASSAM, BANDINELLI, GIOVANNI CANALETTO, CHRISTOFANO ALLORI

Quite a line up of artists for today's birthday celebration: Childe Hassam, Bandinelli, Giovanni Canaletto, Christofano Allori Childe...

ALICE NEEL. COMING TO THE DE YOUNG IN 2022

Following its run at the Met, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will present the first comprehensive museum survey of work by...

 
 
 
August and Mars is in Virgo (2021)

AUGUST AND MARS IS IN VIRGO (2021)

Ennius red loeb · 5h August: man with a sickle & sheaf of wheat; a woman holding a jar ; & the saints of the month. BL Harley MS 2332;...

National Watermelon Day

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

Watermelon and two pomegranates by Paul Cezanne. 1905 Today is National Watermelon Day So here is one, with some other fruits, by Fernando...

 
 
 
A History of Van Gogh's Starry Night

A HISTORY OF VAN GOGH'S STARRY NIGHT

Today, Vincent van Gogh stands as one of the most celebrated artists of the nineteenth century, and his painting, The Starry Night...

Domenico Ghirlandaio. Early Renaissance artist. 1449-1494

DOMENICO GHIRLANDAIO. EARLY RENAISSANCE ARTIST. 1449-1494

Saint Francis renounces his worldly goods, including his clothing. Father is not happy about this! From the left wall of the Sassetti...

 
 
 

WATTTEAU. ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT AND ORIGINAL ARTISTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

One of the most brilliant and original artists of the eighteenth century, Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) had an impact on the development...

A selection of medieval elephants for World Elephant Day

A SELECTION OF MEDIEVAL ELEPHANTS FOR WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

BL Sloane MS 278; f.57r BLMedieval BL Harley 4751; f. 58v BL Royal MS 12 F XIII; f.11v BL Harley MS 3244; f.39r Medieval elephants....

 
 
 
Treasures of Afghanistan At the Asian: October 2008

TREASURES OF AFGHANISTAN AT THE ASIAN: OCTOBER 2008

Back in 2008, I wrote this about a traveling show of of the treasures of Afghanistan. Since that time, many were returned to Afghanistan...

Cristóbal de Villalpando. Mexican baroque

CRISTÓBAL DE VILLALPANDO. MEXICAN BAROQUE

Cristobal de Villalpando, Altarpiece of Saint Martin of Tours, Huaquechula, Puebla 1675 Cristóbal de Villalpando, (born c. 1645, Mexico...

 
 
 
Aubrey Beardsley. Pioneer of the Art Nouveau Movement

AUBREY BEARDSLEY. PIONEER OF THE ART NOUVEAU MOVEMENT

In his short life, Aubrey Beardsley became a pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement and forever changed the course of the graphic arts....

Richard III: fact and fiction

RICHARD III: FACT AND FICTION

Richard III: fact and fiction On 22 August 1485, the last English king to be killed in combat died at the Battle of Bosworth Field....

 
 
 
Lavinia Fontana. Born on August 24 , 1552. First professional woman artist

LAVINIA FONTANA. BORN ON AUGUST 24 , 1552. FIRST PROFESSIONAL WOMAN ARTIST

Happy 466th birthday to Renaissance artist LaviniaFontana! First professional woman artistInternationally renowned Portraitist to nobilityHousehold...

Man Ray, surrealist painter & photographer

MAN RAY, SURREALIST PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Happy Birthday Man Ray "The most successful art to me involves humor."-Man Ray, born on this day in 1890 “I have finally freed myself...

 
 
 
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres . Today's birthday guy. The man who invented neoclassical painting

JEAN-AUGUSTE-DOMINIQUE INGRES . TODAY'S BIRTHDAY GUY. THE MAN WHO INVENTED NEOCLASSICAL PAINTING

August 29, 1780. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was a French Neoclassical painter. Although he considered himself to be a painter of...

Jacques-Louis David. Painter of the French Revolution

JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID. PAINTER OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Jacques-Louis David. Artist of the French Revolution Jacques-Louis David , (born August 30, 1748, Paris , France-died December 29,...

 
 
 
September - wine making month

SEPTEMBER - WINE MAKING MONTH

This September, focus on your wine making! The Hours of Henry VIII depicts wine making as an activity that requires a division of labor...

Caspar David Friedrich, 18th century German Romantic painter

CASPAR DAVID FRIEDRICH, 18TH CENTURY GERMAN ROMANTIC PAINTER

Right-hand window of Caspar David Friedrich's studio in 1805. Site of dreams, and boats. Friedrich was born OTD in 1774. Morning from...

 
 
 



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 ...

Sunday Mailbag: Why the Switch?

Q: Why the switch to a newsletter from your blog? I've made your blog a daily stop for a long time, and while I've subscribed to your newsletter I'll miss visiting here to see... Read more ...

Why Amazon Is in Business With Judge Judy

The company hopes a new court show starring the straight-talking judge will help turbocharge its free, ad-supported streaming platform, IMDb TV. Read more ...

Casa de los vacíos / Baquio Arquitectura

Casa de los vacíos / Baquio Arquitectura

Cayambe, Ecuador Project Year: 2021 Photographs: JAG Studio Area: 323.0 m2 Read more ...

Ágora MOB / Estúdio Módulo

Ágora MOB / Estúdio Módulo

Joinville - Santa Catarina, Brazil Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Manuel Sá Photographs: Marcus Damon Area: 80729 ft2 Read more ...

What's on TV This Week: ‘Great Performances' and ‘In the Heights'

PBS's “Great Performances” debuts a Halloween-themed episode. And “In the Heights” airs on HBO. Read more ...

‘Succession' Recap, Season 3, Episode 2: ‘Judasing'

Kendall makes his pitch. Even with his siblings, he sounds like a guest on “Power Lunch.” Read more ...

TED Ankara College Foundation Performing Arts Center / Uygur Architects

TED Ankara College Foundation Performing Arts Center / Uygur Architects

Taşpınar, 2881. Cadde, 06830 Gölbaşı/Ankara, Turkey Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Cemal Emden Area: 9405.0 m2 Read more ...

Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Peonies and Pears" by Santa Fe...

Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Peonies and Pears" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

20 "x16"x 1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Chai de la Borderie House / Office Zola architectes

Chai de la Borderie House / Office Zola architectes

Office Zola architectes Location: 17220 Salles-sur-Mer, France Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Javier Callejas Area: 96.0 m2 Read more ...

4534 circles

4534 circles

Still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 Read more ...