Category Archives: Art and Photography

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Sentient in San Francisco – 7 August 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 7 August 1867 – Emil Nolde, a German-Danish painter and printmaker. Below – “Flower Garden”; “Sunrise at the sea”; “Sunflowers”; “Autumn Sea VII”; “Candle Dancers”; “Child and Large Bird.” This Dare in Literary History: … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 6 August 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 6 August 1928 – Andy Warhol, an American painter: Part I of II. Below – “Campbell’s Soup I”; “Superman”; “Marilyn – Sunday B. Morning”; “Kimiko”; “General Custer”; “Eight Elvises.” This Date in Intellectual History: … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 5 August 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 5 August 1844 – Ilya Repin, a Russian painter. Below – “Neapolitan Woman”; “Sadko”; “The Blonde Woman”; “What Freedom!”; “They Did Not Expect Him”; “Self-portrait with Natalia Nordman.” This Date in Literary History: Born … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 4 August 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 4 August 1932 – Alfred Henry Maurer, an American painter. Below – “Arrangement”; “Carousel”; “Four Sisters”; “La Dame En Blanc”; “Portrait of a Woman”; “Landscape.” Musings in Summer: Andre Gide “One doesn’t discover new … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 3 August 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 3 August 1961 – Hilda Rix Nicholas, an Australian painter. Below – (Standing Figure); “Purple and Blue (Portrait of Elsie Rix)”; “Monaro Landscape”; “Spring Afternoon, Knockalong”; “Through the Gum Trees, Toongabbie”; “Picardy Girl.” This … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 2 August 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 2 August 1871 – John French Sloan, an American painter and illustrator: Part I of II. Below – “Six O’Clock, Winter”; “Spring Rain, New York”; “Helen in Green Suit”; “Girl, Back to Piano”; “Green’s … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 1 August 2019

Greeting August Below – John Singer Sargent: “Group with Parasols” Art for August – Emile Claus: “Mother and Daughter in a Sunlit Garden” Musings in August: Barry Cornwall “Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 31 July 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 31 July 1901 – Jean Dubuffet, a French painter. Below – “Two Female Heads in Profile”; :Lecciones Botanics”; Apartment Houses,Paris”: “The Cow With The Subtle Nose”; “Obline”; Charteres Cathedral.” This Date in Literary History: … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 30 July 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 30 July 1956 – Soraida Martinez, an American painter of Puerto Rican descent: Part I of II. Below – “Deja Blues”; “Speaking to the Labeled Kids”; “The Battle of the Rice and Beans”; “When … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 29 July 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 29 July 1890 – Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch painter and illustrator. Below – “The Starry Night”; “Wheatfield with Crows”; “Flowering Plum Orchard (after Hiroshige)”; “Starry Night Over the Rhone”; “Bedroom in Arles”; “Self-Portrait … Continue reading

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