Picturing a World
February 27, 2017
A post on Marie Egner at Lines and Colors has just introduced me to this artist. She was an older (and longer-lived) contemporary of the real Jeanette. Born in Radkersburg, Austria, on the Slovenian border, Egner studied in Dusseldorf and exhibited in her native Austria, Germany, and Read More
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Editing for impact
February 23, 2017
Blog alert: Artist James Gurney specializes in “imaginary realism,” illustrating prehistoric life and fictional worlds. His post, Courtship Display includes a short video that shows him painting a feathered dinosaur and explaining his thoughts about how to achieve effective results. I happen to Read More
Suffragists in advertising
February 15, 2017
Blog alert: This image from a 1908 advertising campaign that never happened appeared in a Princeton University special collections post, Selling Cigarettes with Suffragettes. Irresistible to repost here, even though I don’t really have a point to make!
February 12, 2017
In connection with my post on Fanny Brate, I looked up her husband Erik Brate and ran across this 16th image of children being taught to read runes. Look! just as a boy learns from a man on the right, a girl learns from a woman on the left! Read More
Nevertheless, she persisted
February 9, 2017
Yesterday, the Republican Senate silenced Elizabeth Warren in debate. Said Mitch McConnell, "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." 'Nuff said? No! Buy the t-shirt and keep raising our voices!
Fanny Brate—Another one lost to marriage
February 8, 2017
In Where the Light Falls, Amy points out bitterly to Jeanette that marriage means the end of a woman’s career in art. So it was for Fanny Brate (1861–1940), a Swedish painter who entered the Royal Swedish Academy of Art in 1880 and Read More
February 2, 2017
February 1, 2017
Blog alert: I wanted to search out a painting to illustrate how we are all immigrants or the descendants of immigrants. James Gurney beat me to it in his post, Ulrich's In the Land of Promise.
February 1, 2017
Things come together sometimes to open new vistas and set off resonances.
A few weeks ago, a review led me to buy Too Brave to Dream, a collection of previously unpublished poems that Welsh priest and poet R. S. Thomas Read More