Monthly Archives: December 2011

Franz Marc

The Big Blue Horses, 1911, Oil on Canvas, 102 x 160cm, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA I love the German expressionist artists without reservation, but I especially love the little Blue Rider group with its three main troublemakers Macke, … Continue reading

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The Great Art Riot

  Street Art Utopia There are more than a few conflicting opinions within the art world of what exactly constitutes art, or at least fine art. All of these opinions spring from personal prejudices; how could they not? A person … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci

The Annunciation, circa 1472, Google Art Project image, Uffizi Gallery,Florence,Italy Leonardo is arguably the best known artist in the history of the world, and his small work, the Mona Lisa, is probably the best known painting. His massive rendition of … Continue reading

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J. C. Leyendecker

“The other evening I was rummaging around in my bureau for a Belmont-style collar, slightly yellowed by age, that I planned to wear with my pongee suit and a lawn tie when the weather got warmer. This is the same … Continue reading

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Interlude 5: I Am A Nighthawk

THE BABY by Donald Whittington For the past fourteen months, three days, the baby had been nine months old.  A wonderful, cuddly age, nine months: all sweet milk and soft talcum.  A baby knows its parents well by then, especially … Continue reading

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