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600th Post!

Here it is, my 600th post!  I am amazed that I have 600 posts, considering that I started this blog simply so that I could comment on other blogs, and then decided I needed to use it. Here is a … Continue reading

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Icon of the Mother of God and the Infant Christ by Angelos Akotantos

Angelos Akotantos was a Byzantine Cretan icon painter who lived in the 15th century.  According to tradition, icons are not painted; they are written.  I remember seeing an article about the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia after the fall of … Continue reading

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Adoration of the Shepherds by Hans Leonhard Schaufelein

This isn’t a great picture, but it’s from the Cleveland Museum of Art.  This is a German Renaissance painting.  Very different feeling from Italian Renaissance.   Merry Christmas everyone!

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Seated Buddha, Qi Dynasty

This is a rare type of seated Buddha from the Northern Qi dynasty in China. The pedastal actuallly dates from slightly later Tang dynasty. The Cleveland Museum of Art has an extensive collection of Asian art.

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Matrix Series: Catenary Ellipsoid by Brent Kee Young

This is an American born artist with an interest in geometry and calculus.  He wanted to know if form can be defined only by light and line. What do you think?  Does he succeed? This can be found at the … Continue reading

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Atalanta Vase by Douris

Douris was a famous and prolific vase painter in ancient Greece.  I saw this vase in a tour in the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The tour guide explained that art historians love Douris because he signed his works and he … Continue reading

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Assumption of the Virgin Annibale Carracci

According to Wikipedia, Carracci was one of the founders of the Baroque style.  Baroque painters wanted their paintings to have dynamism and a sense of life and action.  I certainly sense that in the figures of the apostles.

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