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A Medieval Mystery filled with Myth and Lore… The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries

 

The Virgin and the Unicorn by Domenico Zampieri, known as Domenichino c 1602

The Virgin and the Unicorn by Domenico Zampieri, known as Domenichino c 1602

 

The unicorn (from Latin unus "one" and cornu "horn", also called monoceros by the Greek) is a mythological creature. Though the modern popular image of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in the single spiral horn on the middle of its forehead, the traditional unicorn also has a beard of...

NIMBLE NICKS

The Nimble Nicks Santa’s Colorful Cute and Happy Helpers!

The Nimble Nicks Santa’s Colorful Cute and Happy Helpers!

I have always loved the Nimble Nicks characters.  As I started to research them I realized having been raised in Massachusetts of course I would have an interest in characters that were born-created in Worcester Massachusetts. There is not a lot of information about the history of the Nimble Nicks but the article written by Roy Nunn and published in The Antique Shoppe...

The HUNT for the UNICORN TAPESTRIES

 

 

On view at the Cloisters Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

The Hunt for the Unicorn, or the Unicorn Tapestries, is a series of seven tapestries dating woven between 1495 and 1505, and woven in Brussels or Liège, and currently on display at the Cloisters - Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. The tapestries show a group of noblemen and hunters in pursuit of a unicorn. The Hunt for the Unicorn was a common theme in late medieval and renaissance...

Ernst Ludvig Kirchner’s Work Helped Form the Foundation of Modern Art

Ernst Kirchner The Most Influential Modern Artist That You Have Probably Never Heard Of

 

 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880 – 1938, was a German expressionist painter and printmaker. He was one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge",which was a group of artists that helped establish and build the foundation of Expressionism in 20th-century art.

 

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Die Brücke (The Bridge) was...

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt The Grand Dame of Impressionist Artists

Mary Cassatt The Grand Dame of Impressionist Artists

“There's only one thing in life for a woman;

it's to be a mother... A woman artist must be...

capable of making primary sacrifices.”
 Mary Cassatt


So ironic since Mary had no children and never married.

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Louis Comfort Tiffany The Pursuit of Beauty

62 windows located in the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Indiana were created by Louis Comfort Tiffany

“The pursuit of beauty” was the single goal of the amazing talented Louis Comfort Tiffany who was one of the most creative and prolific designers of the late 19th-century.

 

Photograph of Louis Comfort Tiffany 1915

 

One of America’s most acclaimed artists, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s was an artist whose career experimented and influenced...

Issachar Ber Ryback

 

The Cello Player 1921

 

Issachar Ber Ryback was a respected and prolific artist of Russian French Jewish descent. His artworks are extraordinary and 80 years after his death his work has become involved in a case misidentification or forgery in a modern day art scandal not of his making.

 

The Program by Issachar Ber Ryback
or Saving the Torahs by Stanislaus Bender

An article on Art.com written by is Konstantin Akinsha recounts the...

Was Alfons Mucha the Creator and Founder of the Art Nouveau Movement?

In my thoughts by Alfons Mucha

 

“Art exists only to communicate a

spiritual message.” Alfon’s Mucha

Was Alfons Mucha the Creator and Founder of the Art Nouveau Movement? On the purely subjective scale I would emphatically say yes! When I look at an art nouveau illustration the fluidity and color is what I notice first. I find that the female forms are what I am drawn to the most. While Gustav Klimt is...

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON AMERICAN NATURALIST

 JOHN JAMES AUDUBON AMERICAN NATURALIST

Oil, 1841 by Victor and John W. Audubon John James Audubon's Sons

John James Audubon 1785 – 1851, was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He is known for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds as well as his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.

John James Audubon, was born as...

Mary Delany Brilliant Paper Mosaic Artist of Botanicals

 Rosa Gallica

Mary Delany was famous for her highly accurate and beautiful botanical illustrations. Unlike most botanical illustrations, these are not paintings, but paper collages created from hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper.

Mary Delany was famous for her highly accurate and beautiful botanical illustrations. Unlike most botanical illustrations, these are not paintings, but paper collages created from hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper.

 

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