#FridayPainting: Leonardo da Vinci “The Mona Lisa”

“A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still line up to see the original.” Louis Armstrong Ah, the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo da Vinci, is the quintessential archetypal … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Leonardo da Vinci “The Mona Lisa”

#FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick “Saint Cecilia”

Saint Cecilia is known as a patron of music and musicians. Legend has it that when the musicians played at her wedding, Cecilia sang to the Divine. November 22nd is … Continue reading #FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick “Saint Cecilia”

#FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf”

My #FridayPainting was not a painting at all.  It was a photograph. The question that came to me: when did photography become art? Perhaps the better question is: when did … Continue reading #FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf”

#FridayPainting: Alfred Henry Maurer “Model with a Japanese Fan”

The red hat attracted my attention as did the model’s delicate Japanese fan and the elegant positioning of her hand on cheek. I had never heard of the artist, Alfred … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Alfred Henry Maurer “Model with a Japanese Fan”

#FridayPainting: Edward Burne-Jones “Portrait of Denis Mackail” Grandson of the Artist

“The more materialistic science becomes, the more angels shall I paint. Their wings are my protest in favor of the immortality of the soul.” Edward Burne-Jones What is a portrait? … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Edward Burne-Jones “Portrait of Denis Mackail” Grandson of the Artist

#Friday Painting: Émile Joachim Constant Puyo “The Straw Hat”

Today’s painting is a photograph by the French photographer, Émile Joachim Constant Puyo,who lived from 1857 to 1933. I confess that I have never heard of this photographer/artist so chose … Continue reading #Friday Painting: Émile Joachim Constant Puyo “The Straw Hat”

#FridayPainting: Egon Schiele “Portrait of a Woman”

“Bodies have their own light which they consume to live: they burn, they are not lit from the outside.” Egon Schiele What is the message in a portrait? Egon Schiele’s … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Egon Schiele “Portrait of a Woman”

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “A Path in Monet’s Garden in Giverny”

“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything,my head is bursting with it.” Claude Monet … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Claude Monet “A Path in Monet’s Garden in Giverny”

#FridayPainting: Fra Angelico “The Presentation in the Temple”

We have entered the festive season of December. What better way than to begin the celebration than with Fra Angelico. Last December, ChasingART looked back at the artists who portrayed … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Fra Angelico “The Presentation in the Temple”

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