National Galleries Scotland: A Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait

Happy New Year!  2022 was an extraordinary year for artistic endeavours and discoveries.   July 2022, Vincent Van Gogh’s Hidden Self Portrait caused a media sensation. I can only imagine the shock and excitement at the National Galleries Scotland with the discovery of a hidden Vincent Van Gogh self portrait behind the painting of HeadContinue reading “National Galleries Scotland: A Hidden Van Gogh Self-Portrait”

The Last Painting Sarah Bernhardt

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” Sarah Bernhardt December 31, 2019 – the last painting in my 2019 page-a-day Gallery Calendar.  How appropriate that it should be a portrait of the flamboyant French stage actress, Sarah Bernhardt.  The artist was Georges Jules Victor Clairin.  Georges andContinue reading “The Last Painting Sarah Bernhardt”

Happy Chinese New Year

Gong Xi Fa Cai!  This is a wish for you to be prosperous in the coming year. According to the Chinese zodiac, January 31, 2014 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year. We are entering the Chinese Year of the Horse.  Predictions are that this year will be full of adventures and challenges.   IContinue reading “Happy Chinese New Year”