#FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick, “In the Golden Days”

How sad it were for Arthur, should he live,To sit once more within the lonely hall,And miss to hear high talk of noble deedsAs in the golden days before thy sin.’ TENNYSON, IDYLLS OF THE KING. John Melhuish Strudwick (1849-1937), an English Pre-Raphaelite painter, presents three beautiful female figures in a Medieval chamber at the bottomContinue reading “#FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick, “In the Golden Days””

#FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Fur Hat and Boa”

“I have the gift of neither the spoken nor the written word, especially if I have to say something about myself or my work. Whoever wants to know something about me -as an artist, the only notable thing- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try and see in them what I am andContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Gustav Klimt “Lady with Fur Hat and Boa””

#FridayPainting: John White Alexander “Alethea”

Why have I not heard of John White Alexander? John White Alexander was an American portrait, figure, and decorative painter and illustrator. His painting are housed in private collections and museums and galleries around the world: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum ofContinue reading “#FridayPainting: John White Alexander “Alethea””

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 when I first saw Debra Sparrow’s art installation, Blanketing the City, as I walked out of Vancouver Centre skytrain station on the corner of GranvilleContinue reading “Blanketing the City”

ChasingART Celebrates Winter

Spring is coming. The crocuses have made their appearance, their vibrant colours enhanced by the dark soil that surrounds them. It is a time of transition and rebirth as winter, with poignant graciousness, accepts the warmth of the sun and the earth’s long-anticipated awakening. In the next series, ChasingART will say a warm farewell toContinue reading “ChasingART Celebrates Winter”