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Wandering in Woodacre – 24 November 2020

Friends: Today I am posting a poetic rendition of my personal “Journey to the West,” which is, as my Asian Studies students will recall, the actual title of the book “Monkey,” written by Wu Ch’eng-en and translated by Arthur Waley. … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 23 November 2020

Contemporary Swedish Art – Yuanyuan Liu Below – “Autumn landscape”; “Green leaves”; “Lunch table”; “Summer flowers”; “Autumn forest”; “Twilight.” A Poem for Today “Monday” by Billy Collins The birds are in their trees, the toast is in the toaster, and … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 22 November 2020

This Das in Art History: Born 22 November 1849 – Christian Rohlfs, a German painter. Below – “Landscape vision”; “Hilly landscape in late autumn”; “Magnolia”; “Moonlight on the Ocean”; Three Ducks”; “Blue Landscape.” This Date in Literary History: Died 22 … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 21 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 21 November 1907 – Paula Modersohn-Becker, a German painter. Below – “Madchen mit Stohhut und Blume”; “Still life”; “Madchen mit Kaninchen”; “Reclining Mother and Child”; “Self-portrait with green background and blue irises”; “Self-Portrait, Nude … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacfe – 20 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 20 November 1918 – John Bauer, a Swedish painter and illustrator. He is perhaps best known for his illustrations for early editions of “Among Gnomes and Trolls,” an anthology of Swedish folklore and fairy … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 19 November 2020

Contemporary American Art – Lola Mitchell Below (photographs) – “Rose ocean”; “Breathless”; “Liquide”; “Ego with Gold Leaf”; “Bent”; “heavenly with gold leaf.” A Poem for Today “Great Blue Heron” by T. Alan Broughton I drive past him each day in … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 18 November 2020

Contemporary Belgian Art – Pol Ledent Below – “My garden flowers”; “Winter 4531”; “Red poppies summer 2020”; “October 2020”; “Village in the Snow”; “Nude 575111.” This Date in Literary History: Born 18 November 1939 – Margaret Atwood, an award-winning Canadian … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 17 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 17 November 1951 – Jack Vettriano, a Scottish painter. Below “The Singing Butler”; “The Letter”; “Mad Dogs”; “Days of Wine and Roses”; “In Thoughts of You”; “Sweet Bird of Youth.” A Poem for Late … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 16 November 2020

Contemporary French Art – JALO Below (photographs) – “woman at museum”; “woman with bird.” Contemporary French Art – Vincent Dugast Below – “Woman in the storm (seaside at night)”; “seaside storm (Marine Nocturne)”; “Large Primary Forest (Summer).” This Date in … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 15 November 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 15 November 1951 – Frank Weston Benson, an American painter. Below – “Summer”; “Eleanor”; “Herons and Lilies”; “Chickadees in Winter”; “The Watcher”; “My Daughter Elizabeth.” This Date in Literary History: Born 15 November 1887 … Continue reading

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