Bryan Kneale
 

Bryan Kneale

Bryan Kneale (born 1930) is primarily known as an abstract sculptor. However, I chose his “Self-Portrait” from 1955 for today’s featured image because of the tale he is telling. Without using words, we immediately know something about him. The subject’s gaze is contemplative yet wistful, with a touch of sadness...
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...
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...
A Conceptual Wit
 

A Conceptual Wit

If like me, you have a dabbler’s interest in art history, the work of Cesar Santos might tickle your fancy. It certainly helps to have a couple semester’s worth of H.W. Janson’s The History of Art, under your belt when viewing his paintings. Santos often tweaks the nose of our...
Dorothea Lange
 

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange took this photograph in Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California in 1939. It is a picture of a woman sitting in a ramshackle truck while holding a grimy baby on her lap. She is with her family. It is one month after leaving South Dakota, and they are on the...
More Than One
 

More Than One

When one reviews a lifetime of works by an artist (any artist, be it painter, writer, sculptor, dancer, musician, whatever), if that artist is lucky, there will be one or two pieces deemed “Masterpiece.” These works will stand above the others. They will catch the eye or the throat or...