Sunday, March 13, 2011

Relief for Japan

You can make a donation to relief for Japan through the Japan Society website. Please consider a donation to them or The Red Cross.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Come One Come All

The fantastic art history blog Three Pipe Problem is hosting an Art History Blog Carnival (which yours truly is participating) check out the Blog Carnival but stay around for the other posts too.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Practice Makes Perfect

Lorenzo and Isabella by John Everett Millais, 1849, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England.

This work illustrates John Keats poem Isabella, whose work the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood much admired.

Isabella - Head Study of servant by John Everett Millais, 1849,
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

One of Millais' sketches for the Lorenzo and Isabella painting is in the collection of the Birmingham Museums Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Life Captured

Althea by John White Alexander, 1895. Private Collection.

John White Alexander is primarily known as a portraitist who created beautiful, languid portraits of the young society women in his circle. He achieved success in France where he received many honors, as well as, in the US where he painted many luminaries of the day including Walt Whitman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain, and John Burrows. The Smithsonian Archives of American Art has made his papers available online.

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