Monthly Archives: December 2020

Wandering in Woodacre -21 December 2020: The First Day of Winter

Greeting Winter Below – Andrew Bret Wallis: “Winter Solstice Two” Art for Winter – Chelsea Davine: “Blue Mountains” A Poem for Winter “Winter Love” by Linda Gregg I would like to decorate this silence, but my house grows only cleaner … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 20 December 2020

Contemporary British Art – Felicity Gill Below – “Facet 3”; “Fab”; “Nicole”; “Facet 7”; “Facet 4”; “Embrace II.” This Date in Literary History: Died 20 December 2008 – Adrian Mitchell, an English poet, novelist, playwright, and journalist. “Human Beings” by … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 19 December 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 19 December 1851 – J. M. W. Turner, and English painter, printmaker, and watercolorist. Below – “Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway”: “The Fighting Temeraire, tugged to her last berth to … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 18 December 2020

This Date in Art History – Died 18 December 1939 – Ernest Lawson, a Canadian-American painter. Below – “Approaching Storm”; “New England Birches”; “Spring Night, Harlem River”; “Landscape”; “Excavation – Penn Station”; “Artist’s Wife and Daughter on a Porch.” A … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 17 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 17 December 1859 – Paul Cesar Helleu, a French painter and illustrator. Below – “Young woman in white (Mrs. Helleu)”; “Le Joueur de flute”; “Hydrangeas”; “Lady with Flowers”; “On the sofa”; “Trois femmes dans … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 16 December 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 16 December 1866 – Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian painter. Below – “The Blue Rider”; “Couple on Horseback”; “Blue Mountain”; “Houses in Munich”; “Landscape with Two Poplars”; “Lyrical.” This Date in Literary History: Died 16 … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 15 December 2020

Contemporary American Art – Shih Ma Below – “moon night waves”; “snow mountain”; “Lake Nita”; “Night at Fenghuang”; “Twilight at Kumukea Beach”; “Spring at river bank.” This Date in Tea History: In the words of one writer, “An International Tea Day … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 14 December 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 14 December 1824 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, a French painter and illustrator. Below – “Hope”; “Meditation”; “Homer: Epic Poetry”; “The Balloon”: “Young Girls by the Sea”; “The Happy Land.” This Date in Literary … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 13 December 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 13 December 1922 – Arthur Wesley Dow, an American painter and photographer. Below – “Crater Lake”; “View of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada”; “The Long Road – Argilla Road, Ipswich”; “Boats at Rest”; “Willows and … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 12 December 2020

Art for Today: Maynard Dixon (1875 – 1946) was an American painter whose body of work focused on the American West. In the words of Montana-based American writer Thomas McGuane,“To me, no painter has ever quite understood the light, the … Continue reading

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