Episode 238 – WEDNESDAY, 9/15/21

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SMITHSONIAN ARTIFACTS THAT TELL THE STORY OF 9/11

Article by MEILAN SOLLY on Smithsonian Mag.

This collar was worn by Vito, a bomb-smelling dog from the Defense Protective Police at the Pentagon. (Photo by Richard Strauss / NMAH)

The Blue Horses of Our Destiny: Artist Franz Marc, the Wisdom of Animals, and the Fight of Beauty Against Brutality

Article by MARIA POPOVA on Brain Pickings

The Huntington Commissions Kehinde Wiley to Paint a New Work Inspired by ‘The Blue Boy’

Article on ArtFix Daily.

Installation view in the Thornton Portrait Gallery at The Hu ntington. Left to right: Joshua Reynolds, Diana (Sackville), Viscountess Crosbie , 1777; Thomas Ga insborough, The Blue Boy , 1770;Thomas Gainsborough, Elizabeth (Jenks) Beaufoy, later Elizabeth Pycroft , ca. 1780. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

A Stunning Archive of the Work of Early Black Photographers

Article by April White on Atlas Obscura.

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Episode 161 – WEDNESDAY, 2/3/21

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A Painted Homage to A Political Giant: G.P.A. Healy’s Posthumous Portrait of President Lincoln

Article by Alba Campo Rosillo on Smithsonian Magazine.

How We Use the Naked Eye and Other Tools to Understand a Painting

Article by KARI RAYNER on the Getty website.

Virgin and Child with Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist, 1540–1545, Agnolo Bronzino. Oil on panel, 40 7/16 × 32 13/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2019.116. Digital image courtesy of Getty’s Open Content ProgramVirgin and Child with Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist; Agnolo Bronzino (Italian, 1503 – 1572); about 1540–1545; Oil on panel; 102.7 × 83.4 cm (40 7/16 × 32 13/16 in.); 2019.116; No Copyright – United States (http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/)

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Tile PanelMetropolitan Museum of Art: Islamic Art

Rogers Fund, 1923 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Stonepaste; underglaze painted

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Tour the World with 12 Months of virtual museum trips

Article by AMANDA PRAHL on Life Savvy.

Inauguration Highlights Rainbow Painting by African American Artist

Article by Eleanor Jones Harvey on Smithsonian Magazine.

Robert S. Duncanson, Landscape with Rainbow, 1859, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Leonard and Paula Granoff, 1983.95.160

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Episode 152 – WEDNESDAY, 1/13/21

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Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Announces Virtual Programs for January and February

Article by National Portrait Gallery on Smithsonian.

fierce poise by alexander nemerov (march 23, 2021)

Fierce Poise by Alexander Nemerov (March 23) $28Photo: Publisher

Fans of Mary Gabriel’s exquisite Ninth Street Women, which tells the story of the mid-century New York City art boom from the perspective of five exceptional female painters, will rejoice over Fierce Poise, the first major biography of Helen Frankenthaler. Nemerov organizes his unconventional take into 11 distinct moments from the 1950s — the decade when Frankenthaler (barely out of college) developed her technique of staining a canvas with turpentine and pigment, married fellow artist Robert Motherwell, and worked toward her first major exhibition. Moody and textured, Fierce Poise celebrates, and mimics, Frankenthaler’s sweetly explosive paintings. —Hillary Kelly

THE MISSION TO SPOTLIGHT WOMEN ARTISTS DURING THE RENAISSANCE ERA

Article on Cool Hunting via NPR.

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Episode 148 – MONDAY, 1/4/21

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Previously Unknown El Greco Painting Comes to Light in Spain

Article by Claire Selvin on ArtNews.

The newly authenticated El Greco painting.
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Lunga Ntila uses a cut-and-paste aesthetic to add drama, spirituality and narrative to her work

Article by Ayla Angelos on It’s Nice That.

NINETY FASCINATING FINDS REVEALED IN 2020

Article by MEILAN SOLLY on Smithsonian Magazine.

“[It] was about to disappear because it’s situated on quite a steep slope that’s prone to the effects of natural erosion,” Peru’s Ministry of Culture explains. (Peru’s Ministry of Culture)

almudena romero uses sunlight to print images directly onto leaves

Article on DesignBoom.

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SMITHSONIAN – LAYING OUT THE PICS

The Smithsonian has released over 2.8 million images to its public domain. You can download them FREE OF CHARGE! How cool is that? Here’s a sample:

DON’T DRINK SODA POP
I’m now going on Day 17 of the No Pop Experiment. I have to say I feel ‘somewhat’ better healthwise. The thing is, since I don’t drink pop (that’s what we call it here in the Midwest) I’m drinking a crapload of water. This has a few good side effects. 1) It helps with hydration, 2) I have to get up from my desk several more times a day to use the restroom, thus helping me get closer to the ‘get up once every hour’ recommendation, 3) Saving a few bucks not spending $ on pop and drinking free water. The bad thing is that now that I know I can survive without pop, I’m going to have to start working on another bad habit in the near future.

I just read an article titled “It’s stupidly easy to get people to drink less soda” by Mark Wilson on Fast Company. In it Wilson notes that because of the 2017 four-month tax on sweet drinks in the Chicagoland area, soda purchases dropped by 27%. I think this is great! The only issue I see with it is what will we drink with our fast food? Water, Iced Tea, Milk? The good thing about this issue is that it might help me with my next experiment – stop eating fast food. ;0)
Why is US Currency so blah? I mean, the artwork is cool…but give me some colors!!!
Like the REST OF THE WORLD! That is all.
Stock Photos of Indian Rupees (Photo by Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
HOORAY SEADRAGONS!
Rare Weedy Seadragons Hatch At California Aquarium
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Artist Kathleen Ryan
Creating oversized sculptures of mold-covered fruit. She uses precious and semi-precious stones like opal, malachite and smoky quartz to make the mold on the pieces. Check out her work here.

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