Francesco Albani. Italian Baroque Painter

FRANCESCO ALBANI. ITALIAN BAROQUE PAINTER

August 17, 1578. Francesco Albani or Albano (17 March or 17 August 1578 - 4 October 1660) was an Italian Baroque painter. Albani never...

CARRACCI. PAINTER, PRINTMAKER, TAPESTRY DESIGNER, AND ART TEACHER

August 16, 1557. Agostino Carracci was an Italian painter, printmaker, tapestry designer, and art teacher. He was, together with his...

 
 
 

WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

NCFB Foundation FoundationNcfb · 7h World Elephant Day is celebrated on August 12 annually to create awareness about the protection...

STURGEON MOON: FULL MOON IN AUGUST 2022

August's full Moon will appear on the night of Thursday, August 11, reaching peak illumination at 9:36 P.M. Eastern Time. On either...

 
 
 
Emil Nolde: Color, controversy and religion

EMIL NOLDE: COLOR, CONTROVERSY AND RELIGION

Nolde was at the forefront of a generation of German artists who eschewed saccharine Impressionism for a new, emotionally charged vocabulary....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDY WARHOL, THE PRINCE OF POP

Decades his death, Andy Warhol's work is still a best seller. He remains probably the only one whose name, face and style are recognizable...

 
 
 
Jacob van Hulsdonck

JACOB VAN HULSDONCK

Today's artist without a birthday: Jacob van Hulsdonck, still-life painter of Antwerp. Here, from around 1620, wild strawberries in...

Celebrate Watermelon Day

CELEBRATE WATERMELON DAY

Viva la vida - Frida Kahlo celebrating NationalWatermelonDay. The power of the melon x 6 Did you know that watermelon is 92% water?...

 
 
 
Arthur Dove. Pioneering abstract painter

ARTHUR DOVE. PIONEERING ABSTRACT PAINTER

Name Arthur Dove Also Known as Arthur G. Dove Arthur Garfield Dove Born Canandaigua, New York Died Huntington, New York born Canandaigua,...

August and Virgo

AUGUST AND VIRGO

Reaping in August in the presence of Virgo MedievalCalendar BL Add MS 60629; Psalter; 13th century; Germany, W; f.4v BLMedieval August...

 
 
 
August is a time for reaping

AUGUST IS A TIME FOR REAPING

From Ennius. August is a time for reaping. MedievalCalendar BnF MS 1186; Psalter of St Louis & Blanche de Castile; 13th century; f.5v....

Women artists born on this day: Judith Leyster, Beatrix Potter

WOMEN ARTISTS BORN ON THIS DAY: JUDITH LEYSTER, BEATRIX POTTER

Judith Leyster was born OnThisDay in Haarlem in 1609. She was one of the few professional women painters of the Dutch Golden Age Self...

 
 
 
Good By To All That. Memories of the SFAI in better days

GOOD BY TO ALL THAT. MEMORIES OF THE SFAI IN BETTER DAYS

When I read the news that the San Francisco Art Institute was closing I was sad but not surprised. I had been watching their overspending...

PAUL NEWMAN AND JOANNE WOODWARD: THE LAST MOVIE STARS

Among the many inspired, even wondrous choices made by Ethan Hawke in “The Last Movie Stars” is opening with a clip from “Mr. and Mrs....

 
 
 
Gustav Klimt

GUSTAV KLIMT

July 14, 1862. Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement....

42 NEW ART WORKS BOUGHT FOR FAMSF

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco today announced the acquisition of 42 works of art by contemporary Bay Area artists. Funded...

 
 
 
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani. Born on this day in 1884

AMEDEO CLEMENTE MODIGLIANI. BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1884

Amedeo Modigliani, 1919, Jeanne Hébuterne, oil on canvas, 91.4 x 73 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art Amedeo Modigliani was born in the...

Happy Birthday to Camille Pissarro

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CAMILLE PISSARRO

Painter Camille Pissarro was born onthisday in 1830! Learn about him and his fascinating artistic journey into Impressionism at the...

 
 
 
Chagall. Memory , magic and color

CHAGALL. MEMORY , MAGIC AND COLOR

Chagall (1887-1985), who was born into a poor, Hasidic family near Vitebsk-a segregated, anti-Semitic community that was then part...

Red, white, blue and one pink - symphony in cupcakes

RED, WHITE, BLUE AND ONE PINK - SYMPHONY IN CUPCAKES

Red, white, blue and one pink - a symphony in cupcakes I was up late on Monday because the fireworks didn't end until after 2 AM. I...

 
 
 



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 ...

COMPLETING THE LOOP

COMPLETING THE LOOP

It's been in the works for years, but the Boardman Lake Loop Trail is finally complete. And what a wonder it is. This final section picks up behind the NMC University... Read more ...

"Gondola Ride II" Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Gondola Ride II" Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Gondola Ride II," Venice ©2022 Niki Gulley12" x 9" oil painting I painted this piece on location during our Art Trek we taught in Venice while their infamous Carnival... Read more ...

What we're reading, Harland Miller

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Beverly Hills, D*Face

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‘Take Me Out' to Return to Broadway This Fall

Jesse Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will reprise their roles in the play, which won a Tony for best revival in June. Read more ...

Alex Katz Is Still Perfecting His Craft

The artist has had an astonishingly long career. Now 95, he is preparing for another major retrospective. Read more ...

The Reinvention of Aubrey Plaza

The actress, well known for her deadpan comic role on “Parks and Recreation,” brings nuance to her dramatic role in the thriller “Emily the Criminal.” Read more ...

Abstract Art, Contemporary Figurative Painting, Expressionism, “Quatro” by...

Abstract Art, Contemporary Figurative Painting, Expressionism, “Quatro” by Oklahoma Artist Nancy Junkin

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Leica Collabs with Streetwear Brand BAPE in Limited Edition D-Lux 7

Leica Collabs with Streetwear Brand BAPE in Limited Edition D-Lux 7

Leica has announced a collaboration with streetwear brand A Bathing Ape to produce a limited-edition D-Lux 7 camera that it says merges "industry-leading technology with a... Read more ...

Lily James Experiences Beaches a Little Differently Now

Her Emmy-nominated role in “Pam & Tommy” gave her a new appreciation for the many complications of being Pamela Anderson. Read more ...