Stories By James W Singer
Painting of the Week: Eastman Johnson, A Ride for LibertyApril 11, 2021
The cool morning dew blew against their warm sweaty skin as the horse led them towards the free North. Stories of another life, a free life, penetrated the South and gave hope to millions of black...
Painting of the Week: Anne Vallayer-Coster, Still Life with MackerelMarch 28, 2021
Anne Vallayer-Coster was one of the foremost still-life painters in 18th century France. She was enormously prolific and extremely popular. Her works were highly esteemed among private collectors and public institutions. Vallayer-Coster displayed at the Salon...
Painting of the Week: Georgia O’Keeffe, Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IVMarch 14, 2021
Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the greatest female artists of the early 20th century. She could also be considered the mother of American Modernism. She was a pioneer in reducing subjects to their purest colours and...
Painting of the Week: Jan Asselijn, Threatened SwanFebruary 28, 2021
Swans are normally characterized as graceful birds. They are magnificent and majestic. However, Jan Asselijn displays another side of these elegant birds. In Threatened Swan, we witness the fierce, protective, and powerful nature of motherhood. Yet,...
Painting of the Week: Pieter de Ring, Still Life with a Golden GobletFebruary 14, 2021
Why is food such a popular image for art and culture? For millennia it has been a source of inspiration from ancient Roman mosaics through Dutch Baroque paintings to modern foodie photographs. It is difficult to...
Painting of the Week: Fan Kuan, Travelers Among Mountains & StreamsJanuary 31, 2021
The Song Dynasty ruled China for over three centuries from 960 to 1279. During this time, Song China was the most technologically advanced society in the world. Its society invented the magnetic compass, movable type printing,...
Painting of the Week: Valentin Serov, Princess Olga OrlovaJanuary 17, 2021
Late Tsarist Russia evokes images of great social inequality in respect of health, wealth, and happiness. In addition, it evokes images of extreme luxury, smothered in expensive fabrics and furs and layered in diamonds and pearls....
Painting of the Week: Saint George and the DragonJanuary 3, 2021
There is a skirmish between the hero and the villain. Fabrics whip about, horse hoofs trample, and a dying scream erupts as Saint George slaughters the Dragon. The Christian saint kills the horrible creature as an...
Painting of the Week: Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the MagiDecember 20, 2020
More than 2 billion people in more than 160 countries will celebrate Christmas this coming Friday. To mark this global Christian holiday, we explore a beautiful altarpiece which features scenes of great pomp and circumstance. Let...
Painting of the Week: Alf Rolfsen, The Big StationDecember 6, 2020
Steam, breath and sweat combine into a pulsating cloud filling the railway station with energy and anticipation. Everyone is in motion either towards or away from the trains and it is here that journeys begin and...
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