Sentient in San Francisco – 10 October 2018

Remembering a Musician on the Date of His Birth: Born 10 October 1917 – Thelonious Monk, an American jazz pianist and composer.

This Date in Art History: Died 10 October 1720 – Antoine Coysevox, aF French sculptor: Part I of II.

Below – “Neptune”; “Amphritrite – Goddess of the Seas”; “Castor and Pollux”; “Fame Riding Pegasus”; “Le Marne”; “Le Seine.”

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Birth: Born 10 October 1938 – Lily Tuck, an American novelist, short story writer, and recipient of the National Book Awards.

Two quotes from the work of Lily Tuck:

“Surprising yourself is a big thing for me—to go somewhere that I don’t even know I’m going.”
“Her first day in Paris she can hardly get out of bed. When finally she does, she stands at the window and watches the cats. She does not feel depressed so much as absent.”

This Date in Art History: Died 10 October 1720 – Antoine Coysevox, aF French sculptor: Part II of II.

Below – “Mercury Riding Pegasus”; “Portrait of Marie Serre, Mother of Hyacinth Rigaud”; “Portrait Bust of Louis XIV”; “Madame du Vaucel”; “Self Portrait.”


Worth a Thousand Words: Childe Hassam: “Nude in Sunlit Wood.”

This Date in Art History: Born 10 October 1901 – Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss sculptor and painter.

Below – “Cat”; “L’Homme qui Marche I”; “Dog”; “La Clairière”; “Caroline”; “Interior.”

A Poem for Today

“White Fog”
by Sara Teasdale

Heaven-invading hills are drowned
In wide moving waves of mist,
Phlox before my door are wound
In dripping wreaths of amethyst.

Ten feet away the solid earth
Changes into melting cloud,
There is a hush of pain and mirth,
No bird has heart to speak aloud.

Here in a world without a sky,
Without the ground, without the sea,
The one unchanging thing is I,
Myself remains to comfort me.

This Date in Art History: Born 10 October 1910 – Julius Shulman, an American architectural photographer.

Below – “Los Angeles California Fire Station No. 28”; “Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960”; “Santa Monica Mountains”; “Chemosphere”; “Convair Astronautics, San Diego, CA, 1958”; “Glass House, New Canaan, 2006.”

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