Monthly Archives: December 2019

Sentient in San Francisco – 14 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 14 December 1937 – Fabian de la Rosa, a Filipino painter. Below – Untitled (Mountain Pass); “A remembrance of the Villa Borghese”; “Women working in a rice field”; “Houseboats in a River”; “Young Filipino”; … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 13 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 13 December 1871 – Emily Carr, a Canadian painter and author. At their best, Emily Carr’s paintings exhibit an energy akin to that found in many of Vincent van Gogh’s canvases. Below – “Blue … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 12 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 12 December 1799 – Karl Bryullov, a Russian painter. Below – “A Dream of a Girl Before a Sunrise”; “The Last Day of Pompeii”; “Girl, gathering grapes in the vicinity of Naples”; “Italian Morning”; … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 11 November2019

Contemporary Spanish Art – Raul Lara Below – “Pose 3”; “Facing Yourself”;“Serenitatem”; “Animo”; “Faces Serie 7”; “Desperandum.” This Date in Literary History: Born 11 December 1922 – Grace Paley, an award-winning American short story writer and poet. Some quotes from … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 10 December 2019

Contemporary Russian Art – Anna Kasso Below – “The Flight”; “No makeup”; “Russian winter”; “The Dove”; “The bird.” This Date in Literary History: Born 10 December 1891 – Nelly Sachs, a German-Swedish poet, playwright, and recipient of the 1966 Nobel … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 9 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 9 December 1962 – Roxanne Swentzell, a Native American (Santa Clara Tewa) sculptor and ceramic artist. Below – “For Life in All Directions”; “Mud woman with a pot”; “Duo”; “Koshare on a jug”; “Community.” … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 8 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 8 December 1815 – Adolph Menzel, a German painter and illustrator. Below – “Emilie Menzel Asleep”; “Balcony Room”; “The Bedroom of the Artist in the Ritterstraße”; “At the Beer Garden”; “Building Site with Willows”; … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 7 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 7 December 1902 – Thomas Nast, a German-born American editorial cartoonist. Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern image of Santa Claus. Below – Thomas Nast’s rendering of wonderful, generous, pony-bestowing Santa Claus. … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 6 December 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 6 December 1841 – Frederic Bazille, a French painter: Part I of II. Below – “View of the Village”; “The Pink Dress”; “The Little Gardener”; “The Family Reunion”; “Flowers”; “Young Woman with Peonies.” This … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 5 December 2019

Contemporary Canadian Art – Elizabeth Lennie: Part I of III. Below – “The Technicolor Sea”; “Forever Young”; “Gravity”; “Seaside”; “Beachlife 28”; “The Water Planet.” This Date in Literary History: Born 5 December 1968 – Lydia Millet, an award-winning American novelist. … Continue reading

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