#FridayPainting: Berthe Morisot “The Artist’s Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny”

“I do not think any man would ever treat a woman as his equal, and it is all I ask because I know my worth.” Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) Berthe Morisot, born January 14, 1841, was before her time, the only woman to show at the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. Her work hung beside piecesContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Berthe Morisot “The Artist’s Daughter, Julie, with her Nanny””

#FridayPainting: Bessie MacNicol “Two Sisters”

Tonight I am traveling virtually to Glasgow, Scotland, the port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. There is an artistic energy that vibrates in a city renowned for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. History is steeped in every step I take. I hear the echo of shipbuilding that took place duringContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Bessie MacNicol “Two Sisters””

At Home with Carl Larsson

“A home is not dead, but living, and like all living things must obey the laws of nature by constantly changing.” Carl Larsson Annika Perry from Annika Perry’s Writing Blog, suggested that the Swedish Painter, Carl Larsson, would be an excellent addition to ChasingART’s “Home in Solitude” series. I had never heard of the painter,Continue reading “At Home with Carl Larsson”

A Building Transformed

  A building is defined as a structure with a roof and walls.  This simple description holds the complexities of our world. We live, learn, play and work in buildings They are a construct of humanity’s need to seek shelter and safety, a place to call home, raise children, create memories, build community. Schools, stores,Continue reading “A Building Transformed”

We Shape Our Cities

Winston Churchill once said “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”   Every city has a story that encompasses all the memories of the people who lived in their “hometown.” Even in our world where people move from city to city, there is an emotional attachment to a location where we have resided, evenContinue reading “We Shape Our Cities”

Terracotta Warriors: The Grand Banquet & Auction

  The Grand Banquet and Auction was held on the evening of September 27, 2012.  It was a remarkable success. That morning I came to see my Terracotta Warriors together for the first and last time before they were taken to new homes.  The hall was quiet, even serene in anticipation of the evening’s celebration. Continue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Grand Banquet & Auction”