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Sentient in San Francisco – 20 January 2020

“May I stress the need for courageous, intelligent, and dedicated leadership… Leaders of sound integrity. Leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with justice. Leaders not in love with money, but in love with humanity. Leaders who can … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 19 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 19 January 1920 – Bernard Dunstan, an English painter. Below – “Girl Holding a Blue Nightdress”; “Nude Seated on Bed”; “The Wardrobe Mirror”; “Morning, Lisbon”; “The Shuttered Room”; “Dressing in Sunlight.” This Date in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 18 January 2020

Contemporary South African Art – Oliver Spedding Below – “Reed Leaves”; “Stem Fruit”; “Red Berries”; “Cape Scene”; “Misty Morning”; “Tiger.” This Date in Intellectual History: Born 18 January 1908 – Jacob Bronowski, a British historian and mathematician. Some quotes from … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 17 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 17 January 1852 – T. Alexander Harrison, an American painter. Below – “Les Amateurs”; “The Wave”; “Marine”; “Castles in The Air”; “Solitude”; “En Arcadie”; “Misty Morning.” This Date in Literary History: Born 17 January … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 16 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Died 16 January 1901 – Arnold Bocklin, a Swiss symbolist painter: Part I of II. Below – “Villa by the Sea”; “Isle of the Dead”; “The Island of Life”; “Moonlit Landscape”; “Playing in the Waves”; … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 15 January 2020

January 15 January 1913 – Eugene Brands, a Dutch painter. Below – “The Ball Game”; “Lemons in Flower Vase”; “Wanderlende man”; “Venetiaans glas”; “De fruitschaal.” Musings in Winter – Sylvia Plath “Winter dawn is the color of metal, The trees … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 14 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 14 January 1841 – Berthe Morisot, a French painter: Part I of II. Below – “The Sisters”; “Grain field”; “Reading”; “The Artist’s Sister at a Window”; “On the Balcony”; “Lady at her Toilette.” This … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 13 January 2020

Contemporary Italian Art – Nicholas Stedman Below – “Falling Out”; “Somersault”; “Falling Past 2”; “Apparently Free”; “Body Language 1”; “The Fall.” This Date in Literary History: Died 13 January 1941 – James Joyce, an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 12 January 2020

This Date in Art History: Born 12 January 1849 – Jean Beraud, a French painter. Below – “The Wait”; “Le Cafe de Paris”; “The Drinkers”; “Symphony in Red and Gold”; “Paris Kiosk”; “Le Bal Mabile.” This Date in Literary History: … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 11 January 2020

Contemporary Finnish Art – Dasha Pears Below (photographs) – “My Way”; “In and Out”; “Me and Myself 3”; “Taking In”; “Wind 2”; “Butterfly 3.” This Date in Literary History: Born 11 January 1897 – Bernard DeVoto, an American writer, historian, … Continue reading

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