A painting is not just a painting. What stories are held in the background? Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool, 1936 Oil on board, Private collection, … Continue reading A Painting is Not Just a Painting.
“Paris is always a good idea.” Audrey Hepburn In my early 20’s, I imagined traveling to Paris to enroll in an art history course. Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal in the 1954 film, … Continue reading Paris 1907
There is a time to remember, to look back, to give thanks, to mourn. Some moments come back with vibrant clarity while others with a lingering wistfulness, and still others … Continue reading The Art of Remembering
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets Quotations are ubiquitous. Communities dedicated to quotations are thriving across social … Continue reading The Art of Integration
Imagine going back to the early 1900’s, touring Italy with Gertrude Stein and her friends Claribel and Etta Cone. The days would be filled with poetry, art, food, wine and … Continue reading ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone
I went to visit Claribel and Etta Cone before they left Vancouver. The exhibition was set up to feel as if I was walking into their home, which made it … Continue reading ChasingART Celebrates Claribel & Etta Cone
“Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground.” Christina Rossetti Every Christmas, I listen to In the Bleak Mid-Winter, never realizing the connection to Art Nouveau and the Pre-Raphaelites. That … Continue reading Dante’s Kid Sister – Christina