Monthly Archives: February 2020

Sentient in San Francisco – 20 February 2020

This Date in Art History – Paul Kane In the words of one writer, Paul Kane (September 3, 1810 – February 20, 1871) was an Irish-born Canadian painter, famous for his paintings of First Nations peoples in the Canadian West … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 19 February 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 19 February 1877 – Gabriele Munter, a German painter. Below – “The Yellow House”; “Meditation”; “Breakfast of the Birds”; “Blauer Kegelberg”; “Morgenschatten”; “Staffelsee.” This Date in Literary History: Born 19 February 1902 – Kay … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 18 February 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 18 February 1860 – Anders Zorn, a Swedish painter, sculptor, and etcher. Below – “Sommarnoje; “Awakening”; “Mrs. Walter Rathbone Bacon”; “Emma Zorn, reading”; “Mme Ashley.” This Date in Literary History: Born 18 February 1955 … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 17 February 2020

Contemporary Dutch Art – Teis Albers: Part I of II. Below – “XXVIII”; “Desirable”; “Bouquet V”; “Floriage”; “Bouquet XXVII”; “Pinnacle.” This Date in Literary History: Born 17 February 1955 – Mo Yan (pen name of Guan Moye), a Chinese novelist, … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 16 February 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 16 February 1543 – Kano Eitoku, a Japanese painter. Below – “Cypress Trees”; “Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons, Peafowl”; “Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons, Phoenix birds”; “Birds and flowers of … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 15 February 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 15 February 1939 – Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, a Russian painter. Below – “House-warming party”; “Theater. Tragedy”; “Alarm”; “Motherhood”; “Self-portrait”; “Bathing of a Red Horse.” A Poem for Today “Peacock Display” by David Wagoner He approaches … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day Friends: For the sake of balance on this sentiment-filled day, my poetry and art posts will be romantic and heartfelt, while my prose posts will be skeptical and light-hearted. Art for Valentine’s Day – Sandro Botticelli: “The … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 13 February 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 13 February 1906 – Albert Gottschalk, a Danish painter. Below – “Afternoon in April”; “Early Spring Day in Glostrup”; “View at Age”; “Ruins in the Camp;ania”; “Portrait of a woman in black”; “Winter in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 12 February 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 12 February 1837 – Thomas Moran, an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School. Below – “Grand Canyon of the Colorado River”; “The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone”; “Shoshone Falls, Idaho”; “The … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 11 February 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 11 February 1855, Died 11 February 1940 – Ellen Day Hale, an American painter: Part I of II. Below – “Morning News”; “Lilies”; “June”; “Woman by Firelight”; “Summer Place”; “Self-Portrait.” This Date in Literary … Continue reading

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