Monthly Archives: October 2019

Sentient in San Francisco – 1 November 2019

Greeting November Below – Peter Thomas: “The Lily pond in November” Art for November – Wojciech Koniuszek: “Maple trees in November” A Poem for November “November Night” by Adelaide Crapsey Listen . . . With faint dry sound, Like steps … Continue reading

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Halloween 2019

Happy  Halloween! Below – William Kroll: “Halloween Ouija” Art for Halloween – Kevin Sommers: “Don’t Enter The Light” Musings on Halloween: Rusty Fischer “Shadows mutter, mist replies; darkness purrs as midnight sighs.” Below – Jen Hallbrown: “Black Cats Under the … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 30 October 2019

This Date in Art History – Born 30 October 1839 – Alfred Sisley, a French-English painter: Part I of II. Below – “Rest along the Stream. Edge of the Wood”; “Molesey Weir – Morning”; “The Terrace at Saint-Germain, Spring”; “Bridge … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 29 October 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 29 October 1942 – Bob Ross, an American painter, art instructor, and the host of the television series “The Joy of Painting. A Poem for Today “Alberto” by Warren Woessner When the wind clipped … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 28 October 2019

Contemporary American Art – Darren Thompson: Part I of II. Below – “Flurries and Slickers”; “Bumpershoot”; “Sidewalk Radio City”; “Close of the Day”; “Wintry”; “South Loop.” This Date in Literary History: Died 28 October 1998 – Ted Hughes, and English … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 27 October 2019

Today marks the beginning of Diwali, a festival of lights that is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. In the words of one writer, Diwali symbolizes “the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 26 October 2019

Contemporary Bulgarian Art – Kaliya Ka Below – “Offices:’ “Traveling in the golden environment”; “Glass and Silver”; “Sea grid 1”; “Airport 1”; “Pieces.” Musings in Autumn: Virginia Woolf “And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 25 October 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 25 October 1916 – William Merritt Chase, an American painter: Part I of II. Below – “Studio Interior”; “A Friendly Call”; “Landscape: Shinnecock, Long Island”; “Mrs Chase Playing the Piano”; “Study of a Girl … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 24 October 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 24 October 1898 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, a French painter and illustrator. Below – “Hope”; “The Shepherd’s Song”; “The Wine Press”; “The White Rocks”; “Young Girls by the Edge of the Sea”; “Fantasy.” … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 23 October 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 23 October 1935 – Charles Demuth, an American painter. Below – “The Jazz Singer”; “The Boat Ride from Sorrento”; “Sail: In Two Movements”; “In Vaudeville (Dancer with Chorus)”; “Trees and Barns Bermuda”; “Wild Orchids.” … Continue reading

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