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Doodling With Mary Cassatt On Her Birthday

Google is celebrating the birth of Mary Cassatt today with a Cassatt-inspired  logo (left) on its main search page. Cassatt was born on May 22, 1844 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. She died near Paris on June 14, 1926. The Google … Continue reading






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Flaneur’s Gallery: Lady With An Ermine

Leonardo da Vinci. Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani). 1489-1490. Czartoryski Museum, Kraków. [Source: Wikimedia Comons] … Can sua picture La fa che par che ascolti e non favella. “’By his art he makes her look as if … Continue reading






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100,000 Strolls In The Flaneur’s Gallery

Edgar Degas. Spartan Girls Provoking Boys. c.1860-62. National Gallery, London. Sometime last night this blog logged its 100,000th page view. By Internet standards that is a paltry number, but it pleases me in modest ways. Nothing of my making has … Continue reading






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William Kurelek’s Canadian Art

Kurelek by William Pettigrew – NFB: (1967, 10 min 7 s) A documentary about the self-taught painter William Kurelek, told through his paintings. There are scenes of village life in the Ukraine and the early days of struggle on a … Continue reading






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Louvre? Some Kind of Brothel, Right?

[Source: Nicolas de Crecy/NPR] What would archaeologists of the future imagine if they dug deep into the rubble of Paris and unearthed the treasures of the Louvre?  That’s the concept behind a comic strip about the Louvre now on exhibit … Continue reading






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