Stories By Anthony de Feo
Still lifes Too Vivid To Be Real- Imagined Realism in Luigi Lucioni’s ArtApril 20, 2018
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...
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...
The Prismatic Glass Tiles of Frank Lloyd WrightMay 3, 2017
Early in his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright – the most famous pioneer of the Prairie School style at the turn of the twentieth century – experimented with a host of organic designs. He was...
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 –...
Scrimshaw: True American ArtApril 13, 2017
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. From boredom...
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,...
The Lifelike Death Fayum Portraits of Roman EgyptFebruary 28, 2017
After the defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra by Octavian in 30 BCE, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire. Romans trickled into their new African territory and assimilated well within the existing culture. That...
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