Monthly Archives: November 2020

Wandering in Woodacre – 1 December 2020

Greeting December Below – Dan Cristian Lavric: “Steps Closer” (photograph) Art for December – Viktor Jegerov: “December” A Poem for December “Night Snow” by Bai Juyi I was surprised my quilt and pillow were cold, I see that now the … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre- 30 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 30 November 1911 – Carle Hessay, a German-born Canadian painter. Below – “Forgotten Logging Camp”; “(West Coast) Rain Forest”; “From Here to Eternity”; “Above the Yalakon”; “Break of Day”; “Lords of the Golden Forest.” … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 29 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 29 November 1924 – Jane Freilicher, an American painter. Below – “Thicket and Field”; “Adirondack Landscape”; “Parts of a World”; “Bouquet”; “Woman Reading”; “Seated Nude.” This Date in Literary History: Born 29 November 1832 … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 28 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 28 November 1891 – Mabel Alvarez, an American painter. Below – “Dream Gatherer”; “Taking the Air”; “Siamese Cats”; “Vendor”; “Trees in a rolling hills landscape”; “Seated female nude.” A Poem for Today “The House … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 27 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 27 November 1853 – Frank Dicksee, an English painter and illustrator. Below – “La Belle Dame sans Merci”; “Romeo and Juliet”; “Stella”; “Lady Palmer”; “Hesperia”; “Portrait of the Artist’s Niece, Dorothy.” This Date in … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 26 November 2020

Friends: Happy Thanksgiving! “Thanksgiving Day” by Lydia Maria Child Over the river and through the wood – Oh, how the does blow! It stings the toes And bites the nose As over the ground we go. Over the river, and … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 25 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 25 November 1870 – Maurice Denis, a French painter. Below – “September Evening”; “April or The Road of Life”; “Gioco del volano”; “Self-portrait”; “Bathers at Perros Guirec”;“Wave.” This Date in Literary History: Born 25 … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 24 November 2020

Friends: Today I am posting a poetic rendition of my personal “Journey to the West,” which is, as my Asian Studies students will recall, the actual title of the book “Monkey,” written by Wu Ch’eng-en and translated by Arthur Waley. … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 23 November 2020

Contemporary Swedish Art – Yuanyuan Liu Below – “Autumn landscape”; “Green leaves”; “Lunch table”; “Summer flowers”; “Autumn forest”; “Twilight.” A Poem for Today “Monday” by Billy Collins The birds are in their trees, the toast is in the toaster, and … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 22 November 2020

This Das in Art History: Born 22 November 1849 – Christian Rohlfs, a German painter. Below – “Landscape vision”; “Hilly landscape in late autumn”; “Magnolia”; “Moonlight on the Ocean”; Three Ducks”; “Blue Landscape.” This Date in Literary History: Died 22 … Continue reading

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