Category Archives: Art and Photography

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Sentient in San Francisco – 6 April 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 6 April 1820 – Nadar (pseudonym of Gaspard-Felix Tournachon), a French photographer. Below – Sarah Bernhardt; Nadar’s son, photographed by Nadar with members of the Second Japanese Embassy to Europe in 1863; Eugene Delacroix; … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 5 April 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 5 April 1937 – José Benlliure y Gil, a Spanish painter. Below – “The painter’s garden”; “The Carnival in Rome”; “La soap boba”; “Los mozalbetes”; “Spanish Pueblo”; “Fantasmagoría.” This Date in Literary History: Died … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 4 April 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 4 April 1876 – Maurice de Vlaminck, a French painter. Below – “The Gardener”; “Sailboats at Chatou”; “Woman With a Dog”; “The Table (Still Life with Almonds)”; “Poplars”; “The Girl from Rat Mort.” This … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 3 April 2020

Contemporary American Art – Rachel Paxton Below – “El Rancho, Dusk”; “Silver Spur, Dusk”; “Pink Motel, Noon”; “Kitty Kat Club, Dusk”; “Morning Call, Redux”; “Pussycat.” A Poem for Today “The Girl from Panama” by Clemens Starck I’m talking with Mike … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 2 April 2020

Art for Today: Francesco Paolo Michetti (1851 – 1929) was an Italian painter. Below – “Shepherdess”; “Spring in Francavilla”; “Landscape with Shepherds”; “Springtime and Love”; “Odalisque”; “Self-Portrait.” This Date in Literary History: Born 2 April 1805 – Hans Christian Andersen, … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 1 April 2020

Greeting April Below – Ilya Lerner: “Covered bridge in April” Art for April – Svitlana Tykhomyrova: “April oasis” Musings in Spring: Ruth Stout “I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 31 March 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 31 March 1885 – Jules Pascin, a Bulgarian painter. Below – “Portrait of Mimi Laurent”; “Young Woman at a Cafe”; “Mija”; “Portriat of Lucy Krohg”; “Genevieve with a Garland of Flowers”; “Model in Front … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 30 March 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 30 March 1853 – Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch painter. Below – “Wheatfield with Crows”; “The Starry Night”; “Pink Peach Tree in Blossom”; “Starry Night Over the Rhone”; “The Night Cafe”; “Painter on the … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 29 March 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 29 March 1891 – Georges Seurat, a French painter. Below – “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”; “The Circus”; “Bathers at Asnieres”; “Gray weather, Grande Jatte”; “A View of Fort … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 28 March 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 28 March 1985 – Marc Chagall, a Russian-French painter. Below – “Still-life”; “The Fiddler”; “Bella with White Collar”; “The Circus Horse”; “To My Betrothed”; “The Village.” This Date in Literary History: Died 28 March … Continue reading

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