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Flying Ponies(Euclid Beach Park) by Carl Gaertner

I instantly connected with this picture.  This hangs in the modern art/local artist section at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  I had never heard of Carl Gaertner before but apparently he was a successful painter who lived in Cleveland.  This … Continue reading

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Risen Christ Triptych Peter Paul Rubens

Usually I post art that I like.  This is not one of those times. (image courtesy of Wikipedia.) Now I love Peter Paul Rubens’ art.  There is a sensuality in his paintings that is vastly different than chaste Renaissance paintings. … Continue reading

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Artist’s Garden in Argentuil by Claude Monet

I saw this painting in person a little over a year ago at the Cleveland Museum of Art as a part of the Impressionist series about the garden.  It was the first of three exhibits to kick off their centennial … Continue reading

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Madonna at the Fountain James van Eyck

The Cleveland Museum of Art was fortunate to receive this painting as a part of its Centennial Loan program from the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp. I took this picture on my cellphone. Happy New Year everyone!  May 2017 … Continue reading

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Christ of St. John of the Cross by Salvador Dali

There’s no one in the 20th Century quite like Dali. Apparently this is based on a drawing by St. John of the Cross.  I love the idea of a Spanish genius and eccentric interpreting a Spanish mystic.  

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500th Post!

I can’t believe that the I am posting my 500th post! So…. Here is Time of Our Lives by Pit Bull and Ne-Yo. And here is Helen of Troy by Guido Reni. And here is Cake By the Ocean by … Continue reading

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Madonna and Child Andrea Pisano

This statue makes me think of my medieval history class.  My professor took us the the museum to look at medieval art.  She talked to us about how, as the Middle Ages progressed, sculptors developed an awareness of “sway.”  Instead … Continue reading

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