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Sentient in San Francisco – 20 April 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 20 April 1840 – Odilon Redon, a French symbolist painter and printmaker: Part I of II. Below – “Flower Clouds”; “Ophelia”; “Chariot of Apollo”; “Portrait of Violette Heymann”; “Pandora”; “The Cyclops.” This Date in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 19 April 2019

Contemporary Spanish Art – Marina del Pozo Below – “Maiko 4”; “Mother and daughter”; “Little gheisa 10”; “The secret”; “Siesta”; “Close to spring.” A Poem for Today “The Softest Word” by Andrew Jones The softest word is ‘leaf ‘ it … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 18 April 2019

Contemporary British Art – Christos Tsimaris: Part I of II. Below – “distortion”; “reflection”; “hybrid”; “a film star.” A Poem for Today “The Cranes, Texas January” by Mark Sanders I call my wife outdoors to have her listen, to turn … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 16 April 2019

Contemporary German Art – Blue Moon – Heike Schmidt Below – “Jungle of Life”; “Longing For The Sea II”; “Dreamworld Blue”; “Morning Mood”; Meditation.” This Date in Literary History: Born 16 April 1844 – Anatole France, a French novelist, journalist, … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 15 April 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 15 April 1877 – Georg Kolbe, a German sculptor. Below – “Bather”; “Sitter”; “Supplicator”; “The Cathedral”; “Genius”; “Grief.” This Date in Literary History: Born 15 April 1861 – William Bliss Carman, a Canadian poet. … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 14 April 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 14 April 1925 – John Singer Sargent, an American painter: Part I of II. Below – “Rosina”; “Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood”; “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose”; “Alpine Pool”; “Muddy Alligators.” … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 13 April 2019

Remembering a Talented Artist: Henrietta Emma Ratcliffe Rae (1859-1928). Rae was an English painter of the late Victorian Era who specialized in classical, allegorical, and literary subjects: Part I of II. Below – “Mariana”; “Zephyr Wooing Flora”; “Azaleas”; “Spring”; “Psyche … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 12 April 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 12 April 1885 – Robert Delaunay, a French painter. Below – “Paysage au disque”; “Champs de Mars, La Tour rouge”; “Simultaneous Contrasts: Sun and Moon”; “Nature morte au vase de fleurs”; “Nu à la … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 11 April 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 11 April 1876 – Paul Henry, an Irish painter. Below – “A Krry Bog”; “Achill”; “Waterville, Co Kerry”; “The Only Tree in the Burren”; “Cottages on a Hill”; “Evening on Killary Bay.” A Poem … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 10 April 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 10 April 1975 – Walker Evans, an American photographer and photojournalist. In the words of one writer, Evans was best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of … Continue reading

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