Tag Archives: Art

1957: South to Southwesterly Winds Tomorrow

Kay Sage: South to Southwesterly Winds Tomorrow (1957)

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1924: The Diamond Palace

Diamantový zámek visí nad červeným mořem… (O zlatých zámcích.) Illustration by Artuš Scheiner for a collection of Fairy Tales by Božena Němcová (1924). The first line of the caption means “the diamond palace hung over the red sea,” and I … Continue reading

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1876: In the Woods

Alexander Wyant: In the Woods (ca. 1875-1876)

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1927: Calm at Sea

Lyonel Feininger: Calm at Sea II (1927)

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1810: A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom

A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)

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1906: Martyr

F. Holland Day – Saint Sebastian (1906) Although the traditional iconography shows Saint Sebastian pierced by arrows, this is not actually how he dies and becomes a martyr. The 13th century Legenda aurea, a collection of hagiographies by Jacobus de … Continue reading

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1800: Portrait of an Eye

Eye portrait brooches from early 19th century England. All at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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1894: River

Peder Mørk Mønsted: A Summer River Landscape (1894)

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1890: Night Scene

Levi Wells Prentice: Untitled [Night Scene, Smith’s Lake]; I guessed at the date.

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2018: New City

Rim Lee: New City (2018); from a series.

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