Category Archives: Art History

Another Village to Visit

I still have villages on my mind. Not only am I still thinking about Carsen’s off-hand remark that our neighborhood is “almost like a village“, but I’m also thinking of my little Victorian village nestled away among the Christmas decorations. It

Another Village to Visit

I still have villages on my mind. Not only am I still thinking about Carsen’s off-hand remark that our neighborhood is “almost like a village“, but I’m also thinking of my little Victorian village nestled away among the Christmas decorations. It

Children and Art

Every child is an artist.  We’ve all heard that, read that, seen that, and most people probably believe it. Most people probably also believe that Pablo Picasso uttered these words, along with the caveat that “the problem is how to

Children and Art

Every child is an artist.  We’ve all heard that, read that, seen that, and most people probably believe it. Most people probably also believe that Pablo Picasso uttered these words, along with the caveat that “the problem is how to

Going with the Flow

Back in days past — was it the late 60’s? Early 70s? Folks often talked about going with the flow. Do people still use that phrase? I haven’t heard it in years, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still going

Going with the Flow

Back in days past — was it the late 60’s? Early 70s? Folks often talked about going with the flow. Do people still use that phrase? I haven’t heard it in years, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still going

Hunting the Wild Beasts

I love learning new things about art and about art history. I’ve always enjoyed reading about famous artists, but it’s only been in recent years that I’ve made any serious study. I sometimes feel a bit like a hunter, tracking

Hunting the Wild Beasts

I love learning new things about art and about art history. I’ve always enjoyed reading about famous artists, but it’s only been in recent years that I’ve made any serious study. I sometimes feel a bit like a hunter, tracking

Pen and Ink – Today

Over the last few days I’ve been browsing online, learning about pens, inks, and artists who have worked with them. I’ve shared a bit of the knowledge I’ve found, and I hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at the past history

Pen and Ink – Today

Over the last few days I’ve been browsing online, learning about pens, inks, and artists who have worked with them. I’ve shared a bit of the knowledge I’ve found, and I hope you’ve enjoyed looking back at the past history

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink – Famous Works

As I continue exploring the history of pen and ink, I’m awed by the works of famous artists. For me, at this stage of my art-learning journey, such works are more intimidating than inspiring. First, here’s a self-portrait by Rembrandt.

Pen and Ink — The Renaissance

For me, getting ready for Inktober has led to a renaissance of sorts, a rebirth of my interest in pen and ink drawing, and a whole new appreciation for the art. Well, except for dip pens. Despite a lot of

Pen and Ink — The Renaissance

For me, getting ready for Inktober has led to a renaissance of sorts, a rebirth of my interest in pen and ink drawing, and a whole new appreciation for the art. Well, except for dip pens. Despite a lot of