Monthly Archives: September 2011

J.M.W. Turner

The Burning of the Houses of Parliament, 1834-1835, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48” approx. (91 x 122cm), Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US “The sun is God.” These are said to be Turner’s final words, and perhaps they were.  Whether … Continue reading

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Jacob Lawrence

Vaudeville, 1951, egg tempera on hardboard with pencil, 30 x 20” approx. (76.2 x 50.8cm), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, United States Two men. Names?  Troy Davis and Lawrence Russell Brewer. The one you know really … Continue reading

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Charles Dana Gibson

The Gibson Girl Art is more than some little miracle of genius colliding with a canvas. Part of it is luck, of course. Van Gogh is a prime example of the unlucky artist whose work must survive his own death … Continue reading

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Frederic Leighton

Flaming, 1895, Oil on Canvas, 47.48 x 47.48” (120.6 x 120.6cm), Museo de Ponce, Pnce, Puerto Rico Summer’s back is broken at last here in North Texas, and I can breathe deeply once again. We will see a return to … Continue reading

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Francisco Goya II

The Third of May, 1814, Oil on Canvas, 266 x 345cm (104.7 x 135.8”), Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain In a mean mood waiting for these plus one hundred degree days to finally break.  (65 of them so far this summer … Continue reading

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