French masters Georges de la Tour (1593-1652) and Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) may have been separated by a few centuries, but both were intrigued by the game of cards. In The Cheat with the Ace of Cards above, for instance, the outcome will be negative for the gullible youth on our right, while The Poker Game may be reflecting […]
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French master Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) belonged to the generation of artists who succeeded the Impressionists, advancing the exploration of color, adding a new and vibrant palette. Reposted blog.
Reposting of blog. A CHERRY TREE IN SPRING REBIRTH AND REAWAKENING Whatever your history, why not start anew, as if for the first time? What artists will you find on this venture? What visions will you see? It only takes a few steps to begin—and don’t push yourself, relax be free. Why not look […]
Today were are experiencing the pandemic of the coronavirus. However, sometimes, in moments of crisis, an artist will actually summon his greatest powers of creativity. Edward Hopper’s iconic NIGHT HAWKS is one of the results, done in the period shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. In September, 2014, I posted a […]
American twentieth century artist Joseph Stella (1877-1946) often depicted the industrial power of the United States, symbolized in modern structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge. However, Flowers, Italy, reflects Stella’s creative bond with his birth country of Italy.
There was never a night or problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. Bernard Williams* Japanese artist Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943) had strong artistic ties with the West; the beauty and drama of nature was a favorite theme. British philosopher Bernard Williams (1929-2003) wrote often about ethical and moral issues. *Source unknown.
Green, Black, Moyune, Formosa, Congou, Amboy, Pingsuey— No odds the name it knows—ah! Fill a cup of it for me! And, as I clink my china Against your goblet’s brim, My tea in steam shall twine a Fragrant laurel round its rim. James […]
Click on the drawings to ENLARGE them. My line drawing is the purest and most direct translation of my emotion. Henri Matisse It’s the second Monday of our Creative Art Journey multi-arts series in Arlington, Virginia (see: October 21 blog) and we’ll be presenting Matisse and the Rhythm of Life. I’ll […]