Monthly Archives: May 2019

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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Sentient in San Francisco – 6 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 6 May 1880 – Winifred Brunton, an English-South African painter, illustrator, and Egyptologist. Below – “Pepi I”; “Hatshepsut”; “Queen Tetisheri”; “Narmer”; “Akhenten”; “Seti I.” This Date in Literary History: Died 6 May 1919 – … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 5 May 2019

Notes from the Neighborhood: Another Birthday! Below (With apologies to John William Burgon, author of the poem “Petra”) – A rose-red relic half as old as time. Contemporary Ukrainian Art – Shandor Alexander: Part I of II. Below – “Himandra”; … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 4 May 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 4 May 1851 – Thomas Dewing, an American painter: Part I of II. Below – “Before Sunrise”; “The Days”; “Comedia”; “Lady in Blue, Portrait of Annie Lazarus”; “The Lute.” Musings in Autumn: Oscar Wilde … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 3 May 2019

The Third of May in Art History Below – “The Third of May 1808,” painted by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. In the words of one writer, the painting commemorates “Spanish resistance to Napoleon’s armies during the occupation of 1808 in … Continue reading

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