Monthly Archives: December 2018

Sentient in San Francisco – New Year’s Day 2019

Art for the New Year: Lauren Edmond: “New Year’s Day” A Poem for the New Year “New Year’s Morning” by Kobayashi Issa New Year’s morning: the ducks on the pond quack and quack. Below – Amy Vangsgard: “Four Ducks on … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 31 December 2018

Art for New Year’s Eve – Norman Rockwell: “Willie Gillis New Year’s Eve” (1944) Musings on New Year’s Eve: T.S. Eliot “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 30 December 2018

Contemporary Ukrainian Art – Yuri Pysar: Part I of II. Below – “Tree in Rays”: “Fragrance of Summer”; “Soul”; “Still life with sun”; “Flowers and Third Part”; “White II.” Remembering a Nobel Laureate on the Date of His Death: Died … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 29 December 2018

Contemporary Greek Art – Delphin Enjolras Below – “Festive Evening”; “The Murmur of the Sea”; “In the Boudoir”; “The Book”; “Home after the Ball”; “Nu Allonge.” Musings in Winter: Mary Oliver “Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 28 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Born 28 December 1895 – Felix Vallotton, a Swiss-French painter. Below – “The Laundress, Blue Room”; “La plage a Honfleur”; “The Artist’s Mother”; “The Red Room”; “Waltz”; “The Bath, Summer Evening.” Musings in Winter: Sei … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 27 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Born 27 December 1864 – Hermann-Paul, a French painter and illustrator. Below – “Blossoming Love on the Beach of Gray, France”; “Young Woman and Her Haircut”; “Canal in Venice”; “The Lovers”; “Capri”; “Self-portrait.” Musings in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 26 December 2018

Contemporary Australian Art – Fiona Maclean Below – “Lara”; “Maidenhead”; “Agatha”; “What I dreamt when I was seven – Study 3”: “Sabine the Berliner”; “Looking to the Left.” A Poem for Today “Housekeeping” by Natasha Trethewey We mourn the broken … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas! Friends: I hope that your day is filled with joy. A Reminder: It’s not Christmas until you see Hans Gruber fall from Nakatomi Tower. Art for Christmas – Grandma Moses: “Christmas at Home” A Poem for Christmas “Little … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 24 December 2018

Contemporary Russian Art – Natalia Baykalova: Part I of II. Below – “Golden Flowers”; “In the Night Air”; “The Kiss”; “Hakama No. 4”; “Manhattan morning light”; “Flowers No. 3.” Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 24 … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 23 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Born 23 December 1885 – Pierre Brissaud, a French Art Deco painter, illustrator, and engraver. Below – “The Gardener”; “Maiden Voyage”; “Four to Seven, or Music Time”; “Confidences”; “Women with Parasols.” Remembering a Writer on … Continue reading

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