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At The dressing table. The painting that led to public recognition. 1909  Zinaida Serebriakova - born in the Ukraine on December 12, 1774. She was a member of the Benois family, one of the more artistic families of the Russian Empire, descended from a man w...
Chez Namaste Nancy
Chez Namaste Nancy
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Mark Tobey. Born on this day in 1890
December 11, 1890. Mark George Tobey (December 11, 1890 - April 24, 1976) was an American painter. His densely structured compositions, inspired by Asian calligraphy, resemble Abstract expressionism, although the motives for his compositions differ philosop...
Mark Tobey. Born on this day in 1890
Mark Tobey. Born on this day in 1890
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Costanza and Bernini - a tale of love, obsession and survival.
With lips slightly parted and eyes fixed on a point in the distance, a breathtaking marble portrait of Costanza Piccolomini appears alive. Carved by Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1636–37 for his own pleasure, the portrait of Costanza is one of his most captivating...

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Remembering December 7th
My dad was in the Pacific and we didn't hear from him for three years. The family did not know if he was still alive until early in 1945. I thought I was a history geek but I didn't realize that the Japanese attacked across the Pacific. I knew that they had...

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Maerten de Vos
Antonius Anselmus, his wife, & 2 kids who are in Cute Baby Pix of the Past competition. As painted by Maerten de Vos, whose day is today. What is with giant bug on son’s apron, tho? #worried
Maerten de Vos
Maerten de Vos
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Jane Freilicher American Figurative Painter
Jane Freilicher (1924–2014) often quoted the Polish-French artist Balthus: ‘I am a painter about whom nothing is known.’ As untrue for Balthus as it was for her, this playful declaration gestures towards some of the widely held yet misleading assumptions ab...
Jane Freilicher American Figurative Painter
Jane Freilicher American Figurative Painter
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Happy December 1 or as the Romans called it, The Kalends of December.
Happy #1stDecember , or, to give the day its #Roman name, the Kalends of December. Religious celebrations in honour of #Neptune & #Pietas were held on this day - although I imagine everyone was more looking forward to the upcoming # Saturnalia later in the ...

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William Blake, Born this day in 1757
Tyger, Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
Who else remembers reading this aloud in school, and marveling at asymmetry? Ah, William Blake, born on this day in 1757. In his   Life of...
William Blake, Born this day in 1757
William Blake, Born this day in 1757
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Happy birthday Charles Schultz, the Father of Charlie Brown
Happy Birthday to the father of Charlie Brown. November 26, 1922. Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 - February 12, 2000), nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts (which featured the characters Charlie Brow...

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Friday Grab Bag: From Erte to Nicholas Maes to the earliest image of an artist in Chinese History
the Nile Russian-born French artist and designer Romain de Tirtoff, better known as "Erté", was born on this date in 1892. This is "The Nile https://www.invaluable.com/blog/erte-art-deco/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ert%C3%A9 http://www.tendreams.org/erte...
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