Tuesday, March 27, 2012

15th Century Italian Book Box

So fascinating! For carrying books (made between 1465 and 1485).
It is hard to stop looking through the Morgan Library's collection:

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Barraud Brothers

One of my favorite painters is a Swiss painter named Francois-Emile Barraud. Follow this red link for more examples of his fine work (shown above is a painting of a young girl). I blogged about him before.
He died at age 34 in 1934 of tuberculosis. If only he had lived longer. He had a couple of brothers who were also excellent painters (of similar style).
Their names were Aurele and Aime.
Painting by Aurele Barraud
Painting by Aime Barraud
Video about them (showing yet another brother- Charles):

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Van Gogh Again

I just received this book in the mail: Van Gogh's Letters edited by H.Anna Suh. It is thick and fully illustrated with 250 paintings and sketches (320 pages). I had already read his letters to Theo many times over the years, but this book is a true art book. It only costs  about $13.50 on amazon. What a bargain!
(Contains 150 of his letters.)
By the way, did you see this? A painting called "Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses" has now been x-rayed and said to be a true Van Gogh work because there is an underpainting of wrestlers.
The flowers look odd and the wrestlers look odder still. (Or not odd enough.) But, what do I know?
READ Article or HERE

Timeline of Women's Suffrage

Photo of the day: Suffrage Parade 1912 NYC
Very interesting!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New book: The Art of Daniel Clowes

I just ordered this new book on amazon .
Here is a sneak peek.
There are some sketchbook drawings on boingboing, too,
and a contest to win an autographed copy of the book.