Category Archives: Art and Photography

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Wandering in Woodacre – 2 August 2021

This Date in Art History: Born 2 August 1871 – John French Sloan, an American painter and illustrator. Below – “McSorley’s Bar”; “The Cot”; “The Haymarket”; “Wake of the Ferry”; “A Window on the Street”; “Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair.” … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre- 1 August 2021

Greeting August Below – Maurice Sapiro: “August Dawn” Art for August – Slava Kaz: “Colorful August” A Poem for August “August Moonrise” by Sara Teasdale The sun was gone, and the moon was coming Over the blue Connecticut hills; The … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 31 July 2021

Contemporary Italian Art – antonino puliafico Below – “Riflessi di Giallo”; “Ara di Tempesta”; “Mediterraneo”; “Fronde azzurre”; “Bosco.” A Poem for the End of July “Edge, Atlantic, July” by Annie Finch I picked my way nearer along the shocking rock … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 30 July 2021

Contemporary Russian Art – Gala Turovskaya Below – “Still life with hydrangea and apples”; “Summer breakfast on a blue tablecloth”; “Pansies in a blue vase”; “Artist’s Garden”; “Peonies and Zinnias.” A Poem for Today “My Mother’s Penmanship Lessons” by Wesley … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 29 July 2021

Contemporary Russian Art – Ekaterina Prisich Below – ‘Vanilla waterfall”; “Sunlit Flowers”; “Morning in the Garden”; “Everyday Aesthetics”; “Butterfly on thistle”; “Eucalyptus branch.” A Poem for Today “Bees Were Better” by Naomi Shihab Nye In college, people were always breaking … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 28 July 2021

This Date in Art History: Born 28 July 1879 – Stefan Filipkiewicz, a Polish painter. Below – “Meadow”; “Wild beach in Jastrzębia Gora”; “Peonies”; “Zakopane”; “Forest Landscape”; “Tatra Mountains at dawn.” This Date in Literary History: Born 28 July 1866 … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 27 July 2021

Contemporary German Art – Thomas Rudolph Below – “Midsummer”; “Giuliana”; “AD 2”; “Act Two”; “Ms. Johnson”; “AD2122.” A Poem for Today “Monopoly” by Connie Wanek We used to play, long before we bought real houses. A roll of the dice … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 26 July 2021

Contemporary American Art – Christy Powers Below – “ladies room”; “lost suburban nights”; “dreaming of jet setting”; “the spaceship”; “the explorer”; “Castaway.” This Date in Literary History: Born 25 July 1959 – Rick Bragg, an American writer, journalist, author of … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 25 July 2021

Contemporary American Art – Steven Page Prewitt Below – “Retro Palette Colors of Spring”; “View from the Breakfast Room Window”; “Autumn in the Blue Ridge”; “November Frosty Moon”; “Red Barn Feeder Under the Harvest Moon.” This Date in Literary History: … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 24 July 2021

This Date in Art History: Born 24 July 1927 – Alex Katz, an American painter and sculptor. Below – “Vivien with Hat”; “Ada in Spain”; “Grey Ribbon (Ada)”; “Yellow Flags 4”; “Chance”; “Sunset 1.” Japanese-themed Art for Today – Kind … Continue reading

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