Author Archives: Robert Neralich

25 January – Lunar New Year 2020: The Year of the Rat

Happy Lunar New Year! Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat, and In Chinese reckoning, we can look forward to a generally auspicious year, especially those individuals lucky enough to have been born in the Year of … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 24 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 24 January 1872 – Konstantin Bogaevsky, a Russian painter. Below – “Ships”; “Tropical Landscape”; “Rainbow”; “Cloud”; “South Country. A cave town”; “Port of an Imaginable City.” Musings in Winter: Bill Watterson “I like these … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 23 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 23 January 1832 – Edouard Manet, a French painter: Part I of II. Below – “Music in the Tuileries”; “The Luncheon on the Grass”; “The Cafe Concert”; “The Railway”; “The Absinthe Drinker”; “Olympia.” This … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 22 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 22 January 1879 – Francis Picabia, a French painter: Part I of II. Below – “Aello”; “Landscape”; “Sunlight on the Banks of the Loing”; “Sedell”; “Villica safe”; “Two Women with Poppies.” This Date in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 21 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 21 January 1804 – Moritz von Schwind, an Austrian painter. Below – “Early Morning”; “Die Schifferin”; “Frau”; “The Woods”; “Adventure of the Painter”; “The Dream of the Prisoner.” A Poem for Today “Aquarium” by … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 20 January 2020

“May I stress the need for courageous, intelligent, and dedicated leadership… Leaders of sound integrity. Leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with justice. Leaders not in love with money, but in love with humanity. Leaders who can … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 19 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 19 January 1920 – Bernard Dunstan, an English painter. Below – “Girl Holding a Blue Nightdress”; “Nude Seated on Bed”; “The Wardrobe Mirror”; “Morning, Lisbon”; “The Shuttered Room”; “Dressing in Sunlight.” This Date in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 18 January 2020

Contemporary South African Art – Oliver Spedding Below – “Reed Leaves”; “Stem Fruit”; “Red Berries”; “Cape Scene”; “Misty Morning”; “Tiger.” This Date in Intellectual History: Born 18 January 1908 – Jacob Bronowski, a British historian and mathematician. Some quotes from … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 17 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 17 January 1852 – T. Alexander Harrison, an American painter. Below – “Les Amateurs”; “The Wave”; “Marine”; “Castles in The Air”; “Solitude”; “En Arcadie”; “Misty Morning.” This Date in Literary History: Born 17 January … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 16 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 16 January 1901 – Arnold Bocklin, a Swiss symbolist painter: Part I of II. Below – “Villa by the Sea”; “Isle of the Dead”; “The Island of Life”; “Moonlit Landscape”; “Playing in the Waves”; … Continue reading

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