Once again, nothing happened today. I beg to differ. Today in the year 1474, Isabella d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua, was born. (From Mary E. Hazeltine. Judith K. Sollenberger, ed. Anniversaries and Holidays: A Calendar of Days and How to Observe Them Second Edition, Completely Revised. American Library Association, Chicago. 1965.) The crappy old book tells me
Other than three months instruction under Jean-Léon Gérôme, Raffaelli had no formal painting training. He was an actor before deciding to be a painter and was able to exhibit one of his landscapes in the Salon. His style and subject matter was closer to the Realists than traditional Academicism, however; he depicted his era and
Now we are using fresh oregano, but come this fall we’ll switch to dried. If I had to guess, I’d say that’s a 2-quart container. And that will be about half of what I’ll end up with. So a gallon of dried oregano. Mr. Big Food uses a lot of dried oregano. And OMG! The
I think she was poking fun at Shakespeare Day on The Farm! So let me tell you– we saw turkeys on our walk this morning. If that ain’t country… .
Via Ace of Spades Headquarter Sunday Morning Book Thread
Ice dye. Beautiful, ain’t it? Created by Miss M.
What do you make of this? Genuinely interested in your th. [Insert your thoughts here.] Do your thoughts change with the knowledge that this work of art measures about 10’ x 12’ or so? Whatever you make of this as a single piece, can you conceive of it as the inspirational motif for the interior
As found at WikiArt. Also in the crappy old book, Grandma Moses, Otto Kallir, (Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1973) which lays open on the Big Book podium to [Humm. Something is amiss in the formatting. Sorry. I’ll work on it.]
Rusiñol is best known as a painter of Spanish gardens. His paintings have a surrealistic tinge to them, making you want to step right through them and see the landscape for yourself. Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Santiago Rusiñol They are all quite lovely and fascinating. Visit Claudia’s site for more.
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
Sidebar images from American Digest
Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Matt Molloy Claudia has posted some of Molloy’s amazing photos. Give them a look.
but I cannot remember the title. Updated: Thunderstorm
I don’t think that you can get a better sense of the sort of meaning than from what is in every bookshop in this city… . Douglas Murry via Powerline
“Hey Missy!” Marica called out. “Misssyyyy!” “Yes, yes, Marica. What is it?” Missy asked as she ran into the den. “You’ll never believe this! You just won’t,” Marica said excitedly. “Ruff?” Rocky asked as he, too, trotted up to Marica’s desk. “What’s got you so excited, Marica?” Missy asked as she slid down on the
Hope your skies are clear and you’re getting your work done this morning. Grandma Moses, Otto Kallir, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1973.
“Marica?” Missy inquired looking up from her devise. “Yes, Missy?” Marica replied looking up from her laptop. “What’s up?” “rufffff,” Rocky grumbled. The last few morning walks had been exhilarating, but they’d caught up with him. He just wanted to get on with his morning nap. “Well, I see here that our favorite artist– excepting
As found at Claudia’s wonderful Sunday Evening Art Gallery. Stroll on over a take take in some more Degas!
The religious value of such a picture lies in its power to revive personal memories. Death is one of the most solemn realities in the world; it is the door by which one passes from the seen and temporal into the more immediate consciousness of things unseen and eternal. Commentary on Decent from the Cross