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This is an installment in a diary series on art history. You can find the earlier diaries by searching on that tag. A note on image formatting: I am reducing the size of the images used in these ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jan 04, 2015 at 02:30 PM PST with 20 Recommends
The industrial revolution created sweeping changes in many aspects of society in Europe and the US. It's impact on the arts is clearly visible. It was a process of shifting workers from the fields ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 02:30 PM PST with 29 Recommends
While I haven't been a regular participant in the cat diaries here, I have always had a great fondness for cats. In that great war of cat people vs dog people, I am definitely on the cat side. I ...
by Richard Lyon
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun Dec 21, 2014 at 02:30 PM PST with 89 Recommends
A BRIEF RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S THOUGHTFUL CONCERNS REGARDING THE EMPLOYABILITY AND PAY ...
by JrCrone
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 07:23 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Here is a study in juxtaposition for your consideration: "The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ...
by joe shikspack
Comment Count 134 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 06:03 AM PST with 40 Recommends
Images are in Lightbox mode; click to enlarge. All images © bastrop@dailykos 2013. iPhone5s Text from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake circa 1793 The ...
by bastrop
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 09:30 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Not really a "diary me" event, this was prompted by the excellent article by Calvin Tompkins, the long time art critic of The New Yorker about the painter Ed Ruscha (pronounced rew-SHAY)
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 85 comments on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
One's favorite paintings are purely subjective. Since I first discovered but a poster of it, Paul Cézanne's Le Lac d'Annecy has been among the handful of mine. The real thing resides in London's ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 02:14 PM PDT with 100 Recommends
This diary briefly provides some context into the history of non-Indian depictions of Indians. In addition, it includes the story of Mary Edmonia Lewis, the first American Indian and first African-...
by Nulwee
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Aug 13, 2011 at 07:29 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
WOID XX-06. Horrors of the Wack Museum . (Second part of a two-part article ) Hayek, Popper, Gombrich: 1935 was the ...
by WOIDgang
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 05:19 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Bill Eggleston was born in 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, where he lives still with his wife Rosie. His youngest son Winston works as his assistant. Bill doesn’t talk much about his photographs, ...
by Agathena
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 08:59 AM PST with 46 Recommends
San Francisco's de Young Museum has been hosting an exhibit titled: Van Gogh, Gauguin, C�zanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Mus
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 188 comments on Sat Jan 15, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Amsterdam means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but to me it is the city of Rembrandt van Rijn. More on that, but first the modern city.
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 73 comments on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 08:09 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
One's favorite paintings are purely subjective. Since I first discovered but a poster of it, Paul C�zanne's Le Lac d'Annecy has been among the handful of mine. The real thing resides ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 03:20 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Could anything be more suitable to describe the current state of the GOP and its right-wing nuttery than a limp, discolored, porous little white bag, drained of its potency and shriveled into ...
by feeny
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Apr 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
One thing about the New Deal is that it was well documented. Some of the best photographers of the day were hired by ...
by Land of Enchantment
Comment Count 48 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 06:22 AM PST with 61 Recommends