Eva Besnyö
 

Eva Besnyö

The title of this image is Narda, Amsterdam by Eva Besnyö, 1937. Wiki concisely states that Eva Besnyö was a Dutch-Hungarian photographer who participated in the Nieuwe Fotografie movement, which, to be honest, didn’t tell me much. I dug further and found that Dr. Marcus Bunyan over at ArtBlart.com has plenty of information...
Clifton Pugh
 

Clifton Pugh

Before this morning, I didn’t know anything about today’s featured artist. I simply liked his self-portrait. I decided I wanted to learn more about him and found an excellent new resource, which I highly recommend. It’s the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia. Honestly, if you’re into portraiture, it is...
Carnevale di Venezia
 

Carnevale di Venezia

In New Orleans, the Mardi Gras krewe parades begin marching early in the year. They start slowly at first, once a week or so in January, and as Lent approaches they slowly ramp up to several each day. Thousands of tourists are lured to NOLA each year to party and play during...
Elizabeth Gadd
 

Elizabeth Gadd

  Study this image titled Be Still by Elizabeth Gadd, who is a Canadian photographer based out of Vancouver. It’s haunting and beautiful. It speaks to me of loneliness and the search for inner stillness. Many of her images consist of a lone figure posed in the midst of a majestic...
Charles Willson Peale
 

Charles Willson Peale

In her art history blog, It’s About Time, Barbara Wells Sarudy posts several artists together on one page, grouping them under the same heading or category for comparison. For instance, one of my favorite posts was called Squirrels in Paintings of 18C American Women & Children. Imagine if you will,...
Slash and Turn
 

Slash and Turn

Today I want to highlight this remarkable example of a European court dress from 1560. The technique of slashing a bodice to show glimpses of a delicate cotton undershirt (called a chemise) is one we’ve seen in court paintings prior to this. But here, the lightweight cotton has been replaced by...