Sentient in Seattle – 29 June 2018

Musings in Summer: Rabindranath Tagore

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”


Art for Summer: Rebecca Horn (German, contemporary)

Below (all over-painted photographs) – Untitled; “Zenith of the Ocean from Doctors of the World”; “Zenith of the Ocean II from Doctors of the World”

Remembering an Important Engineer on the Date of His Birth: Born 29 June 1858 – George Washington Goethals, a United States Army General and civil engineer who is, in the words of one writer, “best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal.”


This Date in Art History: Died 29 June 1940 – Paul Klee, a Swiss-German painter and illustrator.

Below – “Flower Myth”; “Red Balloon”; “Nocturnal Festivity”; “Senecio”; “Heroic Roses”; “Death and Fire.”

Remembering an Influential Performer on the Date of His Death: Died 29 June 1975 – Tim Buckley, an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.


This Date in Art History: Died 29 June 1955 – Max Pechstein, a German painter.

Below – “Under the Trees”; “Yellow Mask II”; “Abendstimmung”; “Badende I”; “Killing of the Banquet Roast”; “Reclining Nude with Cat”.”

Worth a Thousand Words: The Night Sky over the Sahara Desert, Morocco.


This Date in Art History: Died 29 June 1981 – Russell Drysdale, an Australian painter.

Below – “Four Boys in Cooktown”; “Murphy’s”; “War Memorial”; “Sofala”; “The Rabbiter and His Family”; “Country Child”; “Evening on Stony Plains.”


Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 29 June 2014 – Dermot Healy, an Irish poet, playwright, and author.

“The No-Tree”
by Dermot Healy

Sometimes the moon
gets caught in the high branches
of the No-tree,
and you have to shake
and shake the No-tree
to set it free.
Even this may never be enough.

Canadian Art – Tom Hopkins (1944-2011)

In the words of one writer, “Born in Summerside, P.E.I., Hopkins studied art at Mount Allison University and completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at Concordia University, where he taught from 1983 to 1997. He had also taught at McGill University as well as at workshops throughout Canada and the U.S…Hopkins’s paintings are in public and private collections around the world.”

Below – “Flag #7 (From a Distance)”; “Harbour”; “Rose Encounter”; “Tell”; “Rampant Sea”; “Decision.”

Musings in Summer: Georgia O’Keeffe

“A week ago it was the mountains I thought the most wonderful, and today it’s the plains. I guess it’s the feeling of bigness in both that carries me away.”

Below – Georgia O’Keeffe: “My Front Yard, Summer, 1941.”


This Date in Art History: Born 29 June 1890 – Robert Laurent, an American sculptor.

Below – “Girl and Goose” (aluminum); “Melisande” (alabaster); “Nude” (alabaster); “Mimi” (bronze); Untitled Female Nude (cast stone); “Reclining Nude” (cast stone).

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