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Sentient in San Francisco – 20 February 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 20 February 1902 – Ansel Adams, an American photographer. Below – “Moon and Half Dome”; “Oak Tree, Snowstorm”; “Jeffrey Pine, Sentinel Dome”; “Afternoon Sun”; “Northern California Coast Redwoods”; “Sierra Nevada, Winter Evening.” A Poem … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 19 February 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 17 February 1876 – Constantin Brancusi, a Romanian sculptor, painter, and photographer who made his career in France. Below – “Bird in Space”; “Muse”; “Sleeping Muse”; “Portrait of a Woman”; “The Kiss”; “Portrait of … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 18 February 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 18 February 1860 – Anders Zorn, a Swedish artist. Below – “Castles in the Air”; “Reveil (Awakening), the artist’s wife”; “Omnibus I”; “Sommarnöje”; “En premiar”: “Self Portrait with Faun and Nymph.” A Poem for … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 17 February 2019

Contemporary German Art: Brigette Yoshiko Pruchnow: Part I of II. Below – “Surrender”; “Going up”; “Female Swimmer No. 5”; “Coffee and Bread”; “Rain No. 4”; “Floating No. 2.” Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 17 February … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 16 February 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 16 February 1990 – Keith Haring, an American painter. Below – “Plate from Andy Mouse Portfolio”; “Best Buddies”; “Red Dog”; “Growing I”; “Pop Shop Quad IV”; “Fertility Suite No. 3.” A Poem for Today … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 15 February 2019

Contemporary American Art – Corey Brazzell: Part I of II. Below – “Connection”; “Sun Risers”; “Breath”; “Water Ways”; “Floating Universes”; “Gem & I.” A Poem for Today “The Sugar Thief” by Nick Balbo If it was free, you taught, I … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 14 February 2019: Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Below – Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka (Hungarian, 1853-1919): “Rendezvous of Lovers” (1902) Art for Valentine’s Day – Sandro Botticelli: “The Birth of Venus” Musings on Valentine’s Day: Charles M. Schultz “All you need is love. But a little … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 13 February 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 13 February 1906 – Albert Gottschalk, a Danish painter. Below – “Afternoon in April”; “Ruins in the Campania”; “Evening Landscape in Tisvilde”; “An Old Garden Gate, Kogegaard”; “Portrait of a woman in black”; “Winter … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 12 February 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 12 February 1819 – William Wetmore Story, an American sculptor. Below – “The Libyan Sibyl”; “Medea”; “Sappho”; “Cleopatra”; “Delilah” (This sculpture is part of the de Young Museum of San Francisco’s permanent collection; it … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 11 February 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 11 February 1855, Died 11 February 1940 – Ellen Day Hale, an American painter. Below – “Morning News”; “The Dragonfly”; “June”; “Lilies”; “Summer Place”; “Self-Portrait.” Musings in Winter: Albert Einstein “The most beautiful thing … Continue reading

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