Charles James
 

Charles James

Today, instead of a painting or an illustration, we get to study a garment in all its — let me stare as long as I want — glory. Consider the lines and construction of this exquisite evening coat and then, imagine wearing it. These days, most of us don’t get...
Dick Ket
 

Dick Ket

I’ve noticed several self-portraits by the Dutch artist Dick Ket knocking about the internet. The high number of them, coupled with his austere style and use of symbolism has intrigued me for some time. Today I wandered about trying to cobble together a fuller understanding of the man. Wiki has the...
Annie Liebowitz
 

Annie Liebowitz

Annie Liebowitz took this photograph of Bruce Springsteen in Clichy, France, during his River Tour 2016. Currently, I’m reading Bruce’s memoir “Born to Run.” In it, he confessed he wanted to be one of the Beatles when he was a teenager. I wanted to be Annie Liebowitz. The photographic portrait...
Cornelis de Vos
 

Cornelis de Vos

Today’s image is by Cornelis de Vos. It’s titled “Portrait of the Artist with his wife, Suzanne Cock, and their Children,” 1634. There’s something charming about this painting. A family gaggle, dressed in their finest clothing, strolls down an Amsterdam street. They are fashionable, but not ostentatious. There is no...
Marjory C. Woodbury
 

Marjory C. Woodbury

Alas, while her illustrations proliferate on Pinterest, I cannot find any information about the life and work of Marjory C. Woodbury. What a shame. I’d love to know more about her. For now, I’ll have to let her work speak for itself. I’ve chosen several illustrations she made for Indian...
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...