Have you ever seen a golden pheasant? If not, Japanese master Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800) allows us to gaze on their magical presence, in his superb series of silk scrolls, Colorful Realm of Living Beings, now in Tokyo, Japan.
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To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we are featuring the wild turkey as depicted by artist and ornithologist John James Audubon (1785-1851) who recorded all bird species. But how much do we know about this notable American bird? For instance: The average male is 11 to 24 pounds, and 39 to 49 inches in length. And […]
Birds have always fascinated artists, whether the familiar pigeons and sparrows depicted by Finnish painter Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906) to the exotic heron interpreted with an elegance of line by Italian born, American master Joseph Stella (1877-1946).
Reposted blog. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard – And sore must be the storm – That […]
As many of us are changing our everyday lives, spending most of our time at home, we might want to view its spaces in a new way. For instance, how about a favorite window? THE MAGICAL WINDOW PAINTING WITH YOUR EYES AND MIND So think beyond your windowsill and its artificial barriers……the prospect […]
Born in France, Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903) lived mainly in other countries, including the United States and England. She was admired particularly for her memorable interpretations of children.
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON ART GALLERY OF THE SKY Have you had a chance lately to experience your own art gallery of birds, just outside your window or door? American artist John James Audubon (1785-1851) is the perfect guide, recreating the ingenuity of nature’s artistry. Here are some paintings plus fast facts highlighting a few species […]
PLEASE click on the works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them. THE PEACOCK RISES IN SPRING BIRDS IN ART Spring, at least according to the calendar, is here if you live in the Northern hemisphere. In spite of the unusually frigid temperatures and blanket of snow, the birds have still been arriving, sometimes congregating […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. COMING TOMORROW GIFTS FROM THE SKY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES Valentine Cameron Prinsep (1838-1904) was a British, Pre-Raphaelite painter. MONDAY: THE PEACOCK IN ART Expand your horizons with your favorite artists in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!