Lens-Artists’ Photo Challenge #42 is the topic Creativity. I love to visit cities where I get a surprise free art show! In Lincoln, Nebraska last May, after visiting tourist attractions such as the Capitol and the Sunken Gardens, I Googled restaurants and found Lazlos, in the old part of downtown. After lunch, we walked around […]Read More Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity
It has been awhile since I have posted my feature “Artful Photos” – series of photographs of art and artists. Granted, I have posted random street art from various places, but at an art museum I can focus on one theme or artist. While we were in Santa Fe on June 12, we stopped in […]Read More Artful: Georgia O’Keeffe
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – In this series, Cee picks a photo for each week and you can pick a topic from the items or colors from the photo. This week’s possible topics are truck, mural, octopus, whale, animal, painting, orange, black, water, lighthouse, ocean, vivid, vintage, blue, etc. If you see other topics, you […]Read More CFFC: Which of These Photos Belong Together?
These works are in the permanent collection at the Art Institute in Chicago. A gallery dedicated to the impressionists contains works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Toulouse-Lautrec. First are three works by Vincent Van Gogh, one of my favorite artists! The following painting, The Drinkers, was painted while Van Gogh was at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum […]Read More Artful: Impressionists in the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago
For Cee’s Flower of the Day, I too present tulips – but as the interpretation of French artist Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), in his painting, A Vase of Tulips, (c. 1890, oil on canvas).Read More FOTD: Cezanne’s Tulips
This is a continuation of photos Taken at the Chicago Art Institute of an exhibit of Chinese bronzes, March 6, 2018. Beginning in the first century A.D. (C.E. – Common Era, which I will use in this post), there were two types of collectors of ancient bronzes: emperors and the elite scholar-officials (shidafu). Rulers saw […]Read More Artful Photos: Chinese Bronzes & Replicas (Part 2)
Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) helped shaped Brazilian Modernism. The exhibition of her work at the Art Institute of Chicago (which ended January 7, 2018) focused on the decade of the 1920s, when she moved back and forth between São Paulo and Paris and drew influences from the cultural, social and creative life of […]Read More Artful: Tarsila do Amaral
Artful Photos is a new feature that I am starting in 2018. I am going to publish a photo (or more than one) of artwork from museums that I have visited. I go to a lot of art museums when I travel, plus I am a member of the Art Institute of Chicago (which means […]Read More Artful Photos Debut! – Haitian Art