Woman’s aesthetic dress
 

Woman’s aesthetic dress

Today’s Featured Image It delights me when clothing depicted in a portrait turns up because I love comparing reality with the artist’s representation. Today’s “For Real” object falls into this category. The dress, a brown pinafore made of wool “with a heavily, ribbed weave,” (think corduroy) worn over a silk satin...
Sunshine on the Carnevale
 

Sunshine on the Carnevale

Today’s Featured Image In Venice, Italy, thousands of tourists come to see and take part in Carnival. These extravagant costumes and the mystique of hiding behind a silent persona draws me in. From time to time the category Carnevale di Venezia will pop up here. There’s plenty of information on-line about...
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

Today’s Featured Image Advertising for Indian Head Cloth “Not a Fad but a Fashion” by Marjory C. Woodbury, 1918 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....
Dick Ket
 

Dick Ket

Today’s Featured Image Autoportrait (Self-portrait) by Dick Ket, 1932 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...
Venetian Fashion circa 1530
 

Venetian Fashion circa 1530

Today’s Featured Image For today’s category, The Dress is Everything, let’s take a closer look at “Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress” by Bartolomeo Veneto, 1530. First off, I’m not even certain I like the outfit, but our unknown lady is wearing the height of 1530s Venetian fashion....