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Sentient in San Francisco – 18 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Born 18 December 1869 – Edward Willis Redfield, an American painter. Below – “Boothbay, Maine”; “Bridge and Barge on the River”; “Charenton Bridge over the Marne”; “Dune Walk”; “France”; “In the Forest of Fontainebleau.” A … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 17 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Died 17 December 1928 – Frank Rinehart, an American photographer who was, in the words of one writer, “famous for capturing Native American personalities and scenes, especially portrait settings of leaders and members of the … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 16 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Born 16 December 1861 – Antonio de La Gandara, a French painter and illustrator. Below – “Madame Pierre Gautreau”; “Ira Rubenstein”; “Portrait of Miss L”; “Portrait of a family with their collie”; “Woman with a … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 15 December 2018

Contemporary Ukrainian Art – Oleksandr Balbyshev Below – “Shredded Lenin”; “Mickey Mouse’s Adventure’s in Wonderland”; “Let’s Go, Pikachu!”; “Dreaminess”; “Colored Boys”; “Flamingo Boy”; “Pink.” A Poem for Today “Cry To Me” by John Stanizzi We walked through some heartache in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 14 December 2018

Contemporary Vietnamese Art – Tran Tuan Below – “Green Landscape”; “The rain”; “Early morning at countryside”; “Midday”; “Landscape in the moonlight”; “The gentle sky.” A Poem for Today “Daughters 1900” by Marilyn Nelson Five daughters, in the slant light on … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 13 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Died 13 December 2013 – Harvey Littleton, an American glass artist. Below – “Lemon-red Crown”; “Yellow Ruby Sliced Descending Form”; “Blue Crown”; “Vessel”; “Blue Paired Arcs”; “Four Seasons.” A Poem for Today “Wild Life” by … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 12 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Born 12 December 1863 – Edvard Munch, a Norwegian painter and illustrator: Part I of II. Below – “Kiss”; “Ashes”; “Anxiety”; “At the Coffee Table”; “Sister Inger”; “Lady from the Sea.” A Poem for Today … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 11 December 2018

American Art – Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) “To me, no painter has ever quite understood the light, the distances, the aboriginal ghostliness of the American West as well as Maynard Dixon. The great mood of his work is solitude, the effect … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 10 December 2018

Contemporary Czech Art – Jiri Havlik Below – “In My Dreams”; “The Three Graces”; “Living room in the evening”; “Helen’s dogs”; “On the road”; “In the morning.” A Poem for Today “Sunday” by January O’Neil” You are the start of … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 9 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Died 9 December 1943 – Georges Dufrenoy, a French painter. Below – “Les élégantes à Gand”; “Venise à la fenêtre”; “Bouquet of Flowers”; “Places des Vosges”; “Le panier de provision”; “La place de la Bastille.” … Continue reading

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