Category Archives: Opinion

General essays

Sentient in San Francisco – 25 June 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 25 June 1875 – Antoine-Louis Barye, a French sculptor. Below – “Hercules Sitting on a Bull”; “Theseus and the Minotaur”; “Turkish Horse”; “Elephant from Senegal”; “Basset Debout”; “Jaguar Devouring a Hare.” This Date in … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 24 June 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 24 June 1854 – Eleanor Norcross, an American painter. Below – “Woman in a Garden”; “My Studio”; “Ladies at the Piano”; Untitled; “Jeune fille à la robe rouge.” This Date in Literary History: Died … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 23 June 2019

Contemporary American Art – Patricia Hardmeier Below – “Le Mer #5”; “Le Mer #32”; “California Dreaming #25”; Untitled #17; “California Dreaming #4.” This Date in Canadian History: 23 June 1887 – The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 22 June 2019

This Date in Art History: Born 22 June 1951 – Humphrey Ocean, an English painter. Below – “Traffic”; “Maureen Lipman”; “Paul McCartney”; “Tube”; “Plan”; “Afternoon.” This Date in Literary History: Born 22 June 1898 – Erich Maria Remarque, a German … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Summer Solstice 2019

Greeting Summer Below – Sandy Thurlow: “Full Moon, Summer Solstice” Art for the First Day of Summer – Edgar Degas: “Beach Scene” Musings on the First Day of Summer: Henry James “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 20 June 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 20 June 2015 – Miriam Schapiro, a Canadian-American painter and sculptor: Part I of II. Below – “Shrine. Homage to Cezanne”; “Epoca (Paul Gauguin and Me)”; “The Golden Robe”; “Mary Cassatt and Me”; “Gates … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 19 June 2019

Today is Juneteenth. In the words of one writer, “Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 18 June 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 18 June 1964 – Giorgio Morandi, an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. Below – “Still Life”; “Still Life”; “Metaphysical Still Life”; “Still Life”; “Still Life.” This Date in Journalism History: … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 17 June 2019

Contemporary French Art – Sabine Danze Below – “The Dancer 17”; “Monsieur de Paris 3”; “Haute Couture 7”; “Descabello 10”; “The Dancer 4”; “Skyline 3.” A Poem for Today “Eating Them As He Came” by Christopher Todd Matthews Dark by … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 16 June 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 16 June 1878 – Kikuchi Yosai, a Japanese painter. Below – “Self-Portrait”; “Mount Fuji”; “Shoki – Demon Queller”; “Taira no Atsumori.” This Date in Literary History: 16 June 1904 – In the words of one … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment