Celebrating the Ordinary – Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Turnips! There is something extraordinary about this modest white, bulbous taproot that comes in various sizes, the small tender ones destined for human consumption and their larger cousins that feed  … Continue reading Celebrating the Ordinary – Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

The Art of Community: James Tissot’s “The Picnic (Dejeuner sur l’Herbe)”

James Tissot (1836-1902) Summers would not be complete without a picnic. A lazy August afternoon under a shady tree, a blanket to shield from the damp earth, a basket filled … Continue reading The Art of Community: James Tissot’s “The Picnic (Dejeuner sur l’Herbe)”