Stories By Anthony de Feo
Still Lifes Too Vivid to Be Real – Imagined Realism in Luigi Lucioni’s ArtAugust 15, 2021
For some people, realism is defined by painting what they see. For Luigi Lucioni, it meant painting what he thought was there. Luigi Lucioni’s art was an imagined realism, a reflection of his own perception of...
The Prismatic Glass Tiles of Frank Lloyd WrightJune 10, 2021
Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the 20th century – experimented with a host of organic designs. He was a...
Scrimshaw: True American ArtJune 4, 2021
Despite the enormity of whales, those pursuing them could go weeks, even months at a time without seeing a single one. With all that time between hunts, sailors needed something to occupy their hands with. From...
The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman EgyptNovember 21, 2020
Though they are often referred to as “Fayum portraits” – taking their title from the location of a region in Egypt where Pharaoh Amenemhat III’s mortuary temple once stood – they came from various places across...
Frederick Stuart Church: Painter of HarmonyFebruary 12, 2018
A lifetime of training could not have prepared Frederick Stuart Church for 1863. But his works of fantasy that came after clung to and perhaps even dictated national Romantic bent: idyllic portraits of women and animals...
The Last Landscape of William Langson LathropNovember 24, 2017
The landscape of Long Island, New York drew a host of American Impressionists and their associates from the late nineteenth century and into the early twentieth. The Shinnecock School, the first en plein air art...
Art Creating Art: Old Westbury GardensJune 19, 2017
cWhen Jay Phipps and Margarita Grace married on November 4th, 1903, they wed at Battle Abbey in East Sussex, England. There the 1066 Battle of Hastings ended with the Saxons’ defeat at the hands of William...
Ogunquit Artist Colony: The Painter’s ParadiseApril 18, 2017
The Abenaki people native to southern Maine knew of their homeland’s allure long before their European successors. The word “ogunquit” – which became the name of a small shipbuilding community on the state’s southern border –...
The (Not So) Simple Style of Emil CarlsenApril 8, 2017
Emil Carlsen was, for roughly the first forty years of his life, poor and relatively unknown. After all, he rejected the growing appeal of florid color and captured, fleeting light that predominated modern Impressionist taste. Instead,...
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