Tag Archives: Painting

1889: Artist-in-Residence

The celebrated 19th century French painter and sculptor Rosa Bonheur was known for wearing men’s pants, shirts, and ties, as well as participating in traditionally masculine activities such as hunting and smoking. She lived with her lifelong partner, Nathalie Micas … Continue reading

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1808: Portrait of a Horse’s Ass

Henry Raeburn: Portrait of George Harley Drummond (ca. 1808–9); “It is curious…that the animal’s hindquarters should be so prominently displayed” says the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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1750: First Sleep, Second Sleep

That dreaming is a less sound species of sleep, appears from the familiar fact, which has probably been observed by every individual; viz. that the first sleep is much freer from it than the second. We retire to rest, fatigued … Continue reading

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1969: Better Than Those Motherfuckers

Wadsworth Jarrell: Compared to What – I Am Better Than Those Motherfuckers and They Know It (1969) My painting Compared to What: I Am Better Than Those Motherfuckers and They Know It was critiqued. The form consists of graffiti-style words … Continue reading

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1895: Long Beach

George Howell Gay: Surf, Long Beach, Rockport; I made up the date.

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1629: The Most Trivial Disagreements

Such personal correspondence and diaries as survive suggest that social relations from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries tended to be cool, even unfriendly. The extraordinary amount of casual interpersonal physical and verbal violence, as recorded in legal and other … Continue reading

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1955: Tomorrow is Never

Kay Sage: Tomorrow is Never (1955) DESTINY If I turn back at least I shall not have the sun in my face. But then there will always be the long shadow of myself before me.

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1874: Seascape

Alfred Thompson Bricher: Seascape (1874)

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1816: The World Was about to Come to an End

In 1881, Jedediah Hubbell Dorwin published some recollections of living in Montreal based on his extensive journals and scrapbooks. The following was reprinted in many newspapers at the time: On the morning of Sunday, November 8, 1819, the sun rose … Continue reading

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1867: Distant View

Frederick Leighton: Distant View of Mountains in the Aegean Sea (1867)

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