At the Rijksmuseum with Jean Baptiste Vanmour: “The First Day of School”

Welcome to September and the Beginning of a New School Year! September is my favouite month of the year, which dates back to my childhood. September signaled back to school and a new year of learning. With the warmth of summer fun still with me, I organized my school supplies and set up a newContinue reading “At the Rijksmuseum with Jean Baptiste Vanmour: “The First Day of School””

#FridayPainting: Home and the Homeless by Thomas Faed

Thomas Faed and his brothers, John and James, made a substantial contribution to Scottish painting through their scenes from Scottish history and contemporary domestic life. Their sister Susan Bell Faed (1827-1909) was also a painter and was often used as a model by her brothers. The circulation of prints made after the brothers’ paintings increasedContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Home and the Homeless by Thomas Faed”

GLAM & The Lost-Wax Casting Process

Significant portions of the data and images belong to the public “for the benefit of all the people, forever” in line with the CMA’s mission to  create transformative experiences through art. Cleveland Museum of Art Times are changing! We now live in a world that offers seemingly unlimited access to what was previously only availableContinue reading “GLAM & The Lost-Wax Casting Process”

Judith Leyster at the Rijksmuseum

Judith Leyster Dutch Golden Age painter (1609-1660) ChasingART has been involved in virtual travel these past months as museums and art galleries have opened their doors and outreach to global visitors. Today, I traveled to the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South. Dedicated toContinue reading “Judith Leyster at the Rijksmuseum”

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)”

Before Giverny there was Argenteuil. Whenever I think of Claude Monet, I visualize him in his gardens at Giverny. But there was another garden that is pivotal to his narrative and the narrative of Impressionism. In 1874, Claude Monet signed a six-and-a half year lease on a house at Argenteuil, which is located on theContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)””

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”