Today's Birthday: De Kooning

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY: DE KOONING

April 24, 1904. Willem de Kooning was a Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In...

Happy Birthday Richard Diebenkorn

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD DIEBENKORN

April 22, 1922. Richard Clifford Diebenkorn Jr. was born on April 22, 1922 in Portland, Oregon. His family moved to San Francisco,...

 
 
 
Today's birthday genius: Charlotte Brontë

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY GENIUS: CHARLOTTE BRONTË

‘I sat a long time by the window, looking out over the silent grounds and silvered fields, and waiting for I know not what' - Jane...

Today's Birthday Person:Miró

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY PERSON:MIRÓ

April 20, 1893. BARCELONA.- April 20, 1893.- Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist born in Barcelona....

 
 
 

HISTORY CARNIVAL. AROUND THE WORLD IN BLOG POSTS

Posted on March 2017 18th Century , 19th Century , 20th Century , America , Ancient History , Art , Beauty , France , Georgian Britain...

Jan Davidsz. de Heem

JAN DAVIDSZ. DE HEEM

Vase of Flowers, 1660, part of Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild collection. It was purchased by the National Gallery of Art in 1961 Still...

 
 
 
Hare by Durer; not your typical Easter Bunny

HARE BY DURER; NOT YOUR TYPICAL EASTER BUNNY

Public Domain File:Albrecht Dürer - Hare, 1502 - Google Art Project.jpg Created: 31 December 1501 Not your typical Easter Bunny

Elizabeth Catlett - born on this day

ELIZABETH CATLETT - BORN ON THIS DAY

There are a lot of famous artists born today- apparently Leonardo was born on this day - but women artists, especially black women...

 
 
 
Robert Delaunay: Vision becomes the subject of painting

ROBERT DELAUNAY: VISION BECOMES THE SUBJECT OF PAINTING

Robert Delaunay, 1912, Simultaneous Windows on the City, 40 x 46 cm, Kunsthalle Hamburg Robert Delaunay, 1930, Circular Forms, oil...

Summer of Love

SUMMER OF LOVE

Installation view of Haight Street Gallery in ‘The Summer of Love Experience.' Give us an exhibit that offers a clear-eyed critique...

 
 
 
Maimonides & Barbara Wolff's Rose Hagaddah

MAIMONIDES & BARBARA WOLFF'S ROSE HAGADDAH

Opening page of Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Portugal, Lisbon, 1490 He was medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the...

Kenneth Noland, Francesco del Cossa & Raphael drawings at the Ashmolean

KENNETH NOLAND, FRANCESCO DEL COSSA & RAPHAEL DRAWINGS AT THE ASHMOLEAN

Today's art birthdays run the gamit from modern to Renaissance Happy Birthday to American abstract painter Kenneth Noland, born on...

 
 
 

TOMB TREASURES AT THE ASIAN

Like the Roman Empire, China's Han dynasty forged one of the most powerful, advanced civilizations of the ancient world, and its elite...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLIE HOLLIDAY

Most artists belong to their times, but Billie Holiday , born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present. In a way, she died before...

 
 
 
50th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

50TH ANNUAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the...

A WHITER SHADE.THE TOP SONG FROM 1967

For The Summer of Love Exhibit:

 
 
 
Summer of Love exhibit opening at the de Young

SUMMER OF LOVE EXHIBIT OPENING AT THE DE YOUNG

In 1966 -1967, inspired by the song "If you come to San Francisco," and utopian dreams of the very young, millions of young people...

Happy birthday to Maurice de Vlaminck

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MAURICE DE VLAMINCK

If you like bright, vivid colors...April 04, 1876. Maurice de Vlaminck was a French painter. Along with André Derain and Henri Matisse...

 
 
 
Maria Sibylla Merian, artist, naturalist, writer

MARIA SIBYLLA MERIAN, ARTIST, NATURALIST, WRITER

Pomegranate Wreath of Flowers Maria Sibylla Merian , born April 2 1649: exotic bananas and butterflies from her book Metamorphoses...

Born today:Maria Sibylla Merian, Max Ernst and National Poetry Month

BORN TODAY:MARIA SIBYLLA MERIAN, MAX ERNST AND NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Plum & Calliteara Pudibunda. Wikipedia Maria Sibylla Merian was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendant of...

 
 
 



Sketches at Buam-dong village, Seoul

[By Lee Yong-hwan in Seoul, Korea] Changuimun Gate/ Mugyewon the front view of Jahamun Tunnel scene the panoramic view of Buam-dong village Buam-dong street scene viewed from... Read more ...

Florence Recreation Pavilion / Morgan Studio Architecture & Interiors + Kuhn...

© JS Photo Architects: Morgan Studio Architecture & Interiors , Kuhn Riddle Architects Location: Florence, Northampton, MA, United States Architect In Charge: Elizabeth Morgan... Read more ...

Unicity / D-Werker Architects

© Inwoo Yeo Architects: D-Werker Architects Location: Seoul, South Korea Architect In Charge: Jieun Lee, Hwon Yoon Area: 0.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Inwoo Yeo D... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Abstraction 4 - Abstract Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Abstraction 4 - Abstract Oil Painting. 12x12" Oil on Canvas. Check Availability. MarkWebster.net Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Mixed Media, Art “BLACK CANYON” by...

8"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas Black painted sides, ready to hang or display on table easel. $200.00 Read more ...

Original Still Life Flower Painting, Dogwood Flower Art "Dogwood Stems" by...

Springtime and dogwood go hand in hand. They are so delicate and simple, yet very intricate in design. Is it one of your favorites too? Original Still Life Flower Painting... Read more ...

Feeding Koi Fish, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Feeding Koi Fish10x8 oil on canvasSoldThis is my great nephew, Logan. He was enjoying an afternoon at the Ft Worth Botanical Gardens when I my sister Patti snapped photos of... Read more ...

Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects

© Doublespace Photography Architects: Kohn Shnier Architects Location: Toronto, ON, Canada Architect In Charge: John Shnier, Amin Ibrahim, Stephanie Vermeulen Area: 286.0... Read more ...

Today's Birthday: De Kooning

April 24, 1904. Willem de Kooning was a Dutch American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning... Read more ...

Playing World War II: Photographing an Ultra-Realistic Reenactment

Have you ever wondered what World War II was like? Last month I got a little closer. I was one of three photographers invited to cover a semi-live fire reenactment. There were... Read more ...