Monthly Archives: December 2019

Sentient in San Francisco – 1 January 2020

Happy New Year! Below – Utagawa Hiroshige: “Sunrise on New Year’s Day at Susaki” Art for New Year’s Day – Lauren Edmond: “New Year’s Day”   Musings on New Year’s Day: Neil Gaiman “May your coming year be filled with … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 31 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 31 December 1869 – Henri Matisse, a French painter and sculptor. Below – “Woman Reading”; “Woman with a Hat”; “Blue Jug”; “Copse on the Banks of the Garonne”; “Dinner Table”; “Study of a Nude.” … Continue reading

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The First Day of Winter – 2019

Greeting Winter Below – Alys Caviness-Gober: “Winter Solstice” Art for Winter: Tom Thompson: “Jack Pine” A Poem for Winter “Winter Love” by Linda Gregg I would like to decorate this silence, but my house grows only cleaner and more plain. … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 21 December 2019

Contemporary Dutch Art – Patricia Derks: Part I of II. Below – “Green Dress”; “Nina”; “Yellow lips 2”; “gold”; “Green boy 2”; “Diva.” A Poem for the Last Day of Autumn “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost Nature’s first … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 20 December 2019

Contemporary British Art – Irina An: Part I of II. Below – “Inside girl”; “Hope”; “Don’t look at me”; “Yesterday was Saturday”; “Armchair”; “Abstract girl.” This Date in Literary History: Born 20 December 1954 – Sandra Cisneros, an award-winning American … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 19 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 19 December 1928 – Nathan Oliviera, an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. Below – “Head Three” (bronze); “Blue and White Hawk”; “African Runner”; “Pessoa’s Sleigh II”; “Nude with Red Leg”; “White Shaman”; “Reclining Nude … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 18 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 18 December 1869 – Edward Willis Redfield, an American painter. Below – “Boothbay, Maine”; “The Studio Garden”; “The Hill Country”; Untitled; “Evening at the farm”; “First Spring Thaw, On the Delaware.” This Date in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 17 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 17 December 1859 – Paul Cesar Helleu, a French painter and illustrator: Part I of II. Below – “Lady with Flowers”; “On the Sofa”; “Young woman in white”; “Le Joueur de flûte”; “Hydrangeas”; “An … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 16 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 16 December 1956 – Nina Hamnett, a Welsh painter. Below – “The Student”; “Two women with a child”; “Portrait of a Woman”; “Dolores”; “Canal”; “The Stairway.” This Date in Literary History: Born 16 December … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 15 December 2019

Contemporary Russian Art – Sayan Baigaliyev: Part I of II. Below – “A room in Moscow”; “Still life by the window”; “Sunny day in Batumi”; “the sun in Ortahisar”; “sunshine in the kitchen”; “Turkish carpet.” This Date in Literary History: … Continue reading

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