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Sentient in San Francisco – 16 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 16 May 1898 – Tamara de Lempicka, a Polish painter who spent most of her working life in France and the United States. Below – “Woman with a Mandolin”; “Young Lady with Gloves”; “Portrait … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 15 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 15 May 1967 – Edward Hopper, an American painter: Part I of II. Below – “Nighthawks”; “Automat”; “New York Movie”; “Rooms for Tourists”; “Gas”; “Summer Interior.” Musings in Spring: Sandy Gingras “At the beach, … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 14 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 14 May 1905 – Antonio Berni, an Argentinian painter, illustrator, and engraver. Below – “Fishermen”; “Ramona en el Moulin Rouge”; “Meditando”; “Niña con jarra”; “Juanito y sus amigos”; “Female Figure.” This Date in Literary … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 13 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 13 May 1943 – Kurt Trampedach, a Danish painter and sculptor. Below – “Dancing dog”; “Horse”; “Girl’s portrait”; “Portrait”; “Self-portrait.” Musings in Spring: Haruki Murakami “Say it before you run out of time. Say … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 12 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 12 May 1828 – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, an English painter and poet. Below – “Lady Lilith”; “Jane Morris”; “Proserpine”; “Pia de’ Tolomei.” This Date in Literary History: Died 12 May 1967 – John Masefield, … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 11 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 11 May 1902 – Karl Parsimagi, an Estonian painter. Below – “Woman in the Living Room”; “Interior”; “Portrait of a Woman”; “Japanese Woman”; “Nude.” Musings in Spring: John Ruskin “Mountains are the beginning and … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 10 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 10 May 1849 – Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese painter and printmaker. Below – “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”; “Yodo River in Moonlight”; “Fly-fishing”; “Shichiri Beach in Sagami Province”; “South Wind, Clear Sky”; “Waterfall and … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 9 May 2019

Contemporary American Art – Robert Schmid Below – “Alone Together”; “Starway for a Dreamer”; “The Order of Time”; “Every Second Counts”; “Curved Time”; “Talking to Myself.” Remembering an American Artist: Chiura Obata (1885-1975) – a Japanese-American painter: Part I of … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 8 May 2019

Contemporary French Art – Sophie Leblanc Below – “Dia de playa”; “Silas”; “Les grands airs.” This Date in Literary History: Born 8 May 1937 – Thomas Pynchon, an American novelist, author of “Gravity’s Rainbow,” and recipient of the National Book … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 7 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 7 May 1840 – Caspar David Friedrich, a German painter: Part I of II. Below – “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”; “Abbey Among Oak Trees”; “Bohemian Landscape”; “Calm in Snow”; “Evening on the … Continue reading

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