Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Why do 18th c paintings...

1757 Joseph Badger (American artist, 1708-1765). Rebecca Orne (later Mrs. Joseph Cabot)
1770 Attributed to Cosmo Alexander (American artist, 1724-1772).
1526 Hans Holbein the Younger (1498–1543) Lady with a Squirrel on a chain

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

moustache cup c.1870

George Takei has, over the years, lent his gently charismatic presence to many stages — the original Star Trek soundstage, where he played the USS Enterprise's Mr. Sulu, then the social media stage, where he emerged as a leading activist for gay and lesbian rights. Now, Takei is making his Broadway stage debut in Allegiance, a musical inspired by his childhood experience in Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. - NPR story here.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Indigo Bunting

Via: GAR

Monday, November 2, 2015

Mr. Rogers TV Hall of Fame

Beer with a Painter: Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins

Tom Nozkowski and Joyce Robins are married, and I have admired the work of both for years. When I asked them to be the first Beer with a Painter subjects interviewed jointly as a couple, they were completely game. My visit to their upstate New York home began with lunch: tomato and bread soup served with a swirl of pesto, green salad with avocado and blood oranges. This layering and intermingling of textures, flavors, and colors pervades their home and work as well. Even in the midst of crisply renovated rooms for living and working, traces of a life in art are everywhere. In Nozkowski’s studio, cat food cans, long ago repurposed as paint containers, and now dry, were stacked into an impressive pyramid. Full article here.
Joyce Robins, “Pink Oval” (2014), clay, glaze, paint, 9 x 8 x 4 inches (courtesy Theodore:Art, New York)
Thomas Nozkowski, “Untitled (L-45)” (2014), oil on paper 22 x 30 inches (photo by Kerry Ryan McFate, © Thomas Nozkowski, courtesy Pace Gallery)