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#FridayPainting: Maurice Denis, “The Muses”

“All artists are now free to express their own personality.” Maurice Denis Paintings hold stories that are seen and unseen. Maurice Denis’s “The Muses” brings us a view of Nine … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Maurice Denis, “The Muses”

For Love: An Artist’s Wife

Over the past few months of our present “solitude,” I have found ways in which to travel the world virtually to faraway art galleries. With travel curtailed and libraries, museums … Continue reading For Love: An Artist’s Wife

#Friday Painting: Joseph Mallory William Turner, “View of Lyons”, 19th Century

“It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create.” J.M.W. Turner “I don’t paint so that people will understand me, I paint to show what … Continue reading #Friday Painting: Joseph Mallory William Turner, “View of Lyons”, 19th Century

#Friday Painting: The Bedroom of Elizabeth of Bavaria by Franz Xavier Nachtmann

There is a serenity within this painting that comes from the soft colours that envelope the young girl at the desk. She appears to be reading a book or looking … Continue reading #Friday Painting: The Bedroom of Elizabeth of Bavaria by Franz Xavier Nachtmann

#FridayPainting: “The Bridge of Tranquetaille” by Vincent van Gogh

“In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.” Vincent Van Gogh Trinquetaille is an area located within … Continue reading #FridayPainting: “The Bridge of Tranquetaille” by Vincent van Gogh

#FridayPainting: Shore House by George Wesley Bellows

“Try everything that can be done. Be deliberate. Be spontaneous. Be thoughtful and painstaking. Be abandoned and impulsive. Learn your own possibilities.” George Bellows Bellows’s fame came early and has … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Shore House by George Wesley Bellows

Blanketing the City

Jane Jacobs wrote, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” That was the thought that came to mind … Continue reading Blanketing the City

The Galleria dell’Accademia & The Statue of David

Today, in 1584, Michelangelo‘s Statue of David was unveiled in Florence. Florence 2004, the Budd family travelled to Italy. The timing was serendipitous. The Statue of David restoration had just … Continue reading The Galleria dell’Accademia & The Statue of David