My Monday started out calmly enough…and then I received an instant message from a friend saying “Quick!” ~ with a link to a Guardian article about the newest Banksy piece (two, actually) that popped up at the Barbican Centre over the weekend. So, I dropped everything ~ due to my past history with Banksy’s NYC […]
Painter Frederic Church (1826-1900) designed every detail of his exotic Persian mansion and expansive surrounding landscape as works of art. Every view overlooking New York’s Hudson River Valley– from every window, door, and balcony– is carefully planned and framed. Every facet of the landscape, including woodlands, open fields, lake, and carriage roads were planned or planted to […]
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, SC Johnson Wax Complex and Research Tower, Racine Wisconsins, 1936 – 1939.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, Iconic Fallingwater House, Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA, 1935.
Herbert Read, Herbert Read, Herbert, Herbert, Herbert Read (II) Acrylic on canvas 2016 * Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out. * * * And David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at at time. Check out […]
June 27 is the birthday of the great French poster artist Paul Colin (1892-1985). A native of Nancy, Colin attended the École des Beaux-Arts and became a master of Art Deco style, incorporating earlier movements such as Cubism. Colin had been living and working in Paris for over a decade when Josephine Baker arrived in 1925…
Despite the economic crisis, the German railways flourished between the two world wars. This was also the case for sleeping and dining car company Mitropa. Founded during the First World War as the German counterpart of Wagons-Lits, it entered a period of prosperity after the war, despite the restrictions it was subjected to. Mitropa was […] […]