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Stag at Sharkey’s by George Bellows

This painting is listed as a Must See at the Cleveland Museum of Art. I don’t like the subject matter, but I can respect the artistry. And I can respect the fact that George Bellows is a fellow Ohioan. He … Continue reading

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Seven Sisters by Tjungkara Ken

I am so excited to share a painting by an aboriginal Australian. It is incredibly difficult to find examples of their artwork in American museums.

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The Country Gallants by John George Brown

I bought a poster of this when I was at the Toledo Music of Art.  I love the idyllic view of nature and the young children.

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Wheat Fields with Reaper, Auvers by Vincent van Gogh

Gotta love Vincent Can Gogh.  I saw an exhibition of his work in Seoul, years and years ago.  I love the thick brush strokes. This is from the Toledo Museum of Art.

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The Comtesse de Ceres by Elisabeth-Louise Vigee Le Brun

My mom took an art history class.  She said this artist is really important. This painting is at the Toledo Museum of Art.

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The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons 16 October 1834 Joseph Turner

Joseph Turner knew how to use colors.  The cold blues and grays make the fiery reds and oranges leap off the canvas.

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Christ and the Woman of Samaria by Sebastiano Ricci

This is one of my favorite stories from the Bible.  I think it’s the longest conversation that Jesus has with a woman. This picture is found at the Toledo Museum of Art.

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Visiting the American art wing in a museum

Years ago, I visited the Detroit Institute of Arts. I made a conscious decision to ignore the European wing and to spend all of my time in the American art wing. I was very, very poor at the time, because … Continue reading

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Wrapped Chair by Christo

OK, when I went to the art museum last year, my friend and I ate at Cafe Provenance, as we always do.  The cashier who checked us out told us that we should check out this chair. I had walked … Continue reading

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Christ Carrying the Cross with St. Simon and St. Veronica from Jacques Dubreoucq’s Workshop

We forget that artists had workshops with a staff of artists and apprentices.  We will never know which one of them carved this image.  We can see St. Simon helping Christ carrying the cross and St. Veronica at the forefront, … Continue reading

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