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The eyes follow you no matter where you are

My mother’s favorite painting in the Toledo Museum of Art is of Mordecai Myers, painted by John Wesley Jarvis in 1814. She has always been fascinated by the man in this painting, always wondering who he was. She always pointed out … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s “Summer”

Presently in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, this painting of “Summer” is from Arcimboldo’s original Four Seasons, painted in 1563. This is the only version with both the artist’s name and the date “woven” into the collar and shoulder of the … Continue reading

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Johannes Stoetter

These are the amazing body-painting creations of the Italian artist Johannes Stoetter. (The woman as parrot at the bottom is incredible.) (Thanks to Writing Without Paper for the lead to this artist.) 

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Winter by Arcimboldo

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“Painting is a verb”

“A painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image.”—Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989)

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No quickies in the home improvement department

So you start with wanting to paint the bedroom. It won’t take long and what a lift it would give to the space. But then you discover that you need to get more paint and more dropcloths and paint trays … Continue reading

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“A Turkey Provides Seven Kinds of Meat” by Michael Sowa

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