Category Archives: Art and Photography

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Wandering in Woodacre – 14 May 2021

Contemporary British Art – Benjamin Stephenson Below – “Night-stalker”; “Midnight Garden”; “Monsoon”; “A Big Wave”; “The Birth of Tragedy”; “Token.” A Poem for Today “The Starry Night” by Anne Sexton The town does not exist except where one black-haired tree … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 13 May 2021

Contemporary American Art – Jessica Alazraki Below – “Bending Down”; “holding cat”; “Tiger”; “Cats & kids on Yellow”; “Red Hood”; “light in orange.” This Date in Literary History: Born 13 May 1947 – Charles Baxter, an award-winning American short story … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 12 May 2021

This Date in Art History: Born 12 May 1828 – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, an English painter, illustrator, and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Below – “The Day Dream”; “Lady Lilith”; “Proserpine”; “Jane Morris (The Blue Silk Dress)”; … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 11 May 2021

This Date in Art History: Died 11 May 1967 – James Brewton, an American painter. Below – Untitled (portrait of Edgar Allan Poe); “The American Dream-Girl”; “Saga Lulu”; Untitled (portrait of Charles Baudelaire); “Conie”; “Homage to Modi.” This Date in … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 10 May 2021

This Date in Art History: Died 10 May 1849 – Hokusai, a Japanese painter and printmaker. Below – “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”; “Fireworks in the Cool of Evening at Ryogoku Bridge in Edo”; “Fine Wind, Clear Morning”; “Tiger in … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 9 May 2021

Happy Mother’s Day Below – Motoko Kamada: “Park” This Date in Art History: Born 9 May 1928 – Ralph Goings, an American painter associated with Photorealism. Below – “Sabrett”; “Blue Diner with Figures”; “Cones and Ices”; “Coffee Shop Still Life”; … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 8 May 2021

This Date in Art History: Died 8 May 1903 – Paul Gauguin, a French painter: Part I of II. Below – “Martinique Landscape”; “Bord de Mer II”; “At the Pond”; “Among the Mangoes”; “Conversation Tropiques”; “Huttes sous les arbres.” This … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 7 May 2021

Contemporary American Art – Ralph Vogler Below – “Mt Rainier Summer”; “Alaskan Sunset”; “Seaside Twilight”; “New Mexico Fall”; “St Simon Marsh”; “La Fille Avec l’Orange.” This Date in Literary History: Born 7 May 1943 – Peter Carey, an award-winning Australian … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 6 May 2021

Contemporary Canadian Art – Nick Clements Below (photographs) – “Coyote Snowstorm”; “Forest Moon”; “Black Bear/Darkness Series”; “Trumpeter Swan”; “Athabasca Wolf/Lightness Series”; “Horned Owl/Darkness Series.” This Date in Literary/Intellectual History: Died 6 May 1862 – Henry David Thoreau, an American naturalist, … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 5 May 2021

This Date in Art History: Died 5 May 1913 – Henry Moret, a French painter. Below – “”Port Manech”; Île de Groix in the Snow”; “Lampaul Bay, Ushant”; “La cote de Moelan, Finistere”; “Rochers De Goulphar.” 5 May 2021: Happy … Continue reading

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