Summer in 19th Century Painting

If you have a moment, let us take a stroll through the world of painting and experience summer as the artists of the 19th century saw it, from Edouard Manet to Edward Charles Williams. The following paintings all evoke summer in one way or other, even if summer was not necessarily their chief subject. Some … Continue reading Summer in 19th Century Painting

Old Man

Sorrowing Old Man (At Eternity's Gate) by Van Gogh

For three years now my grandfather has been dying in a little room pill by pill diaper by diaper spoon by spoon. He cannot walk. He cannot talk. He cannot breathe. Who can tell his sadness? Who can tell his rage? With what effrontery do we hold him by the nose open his mouth and … Continue reading Old Man

Oh No, It’s (Almost) Valentine’s Day

Does Valentine's Day mean You'll love her a little more today than you did yesterday? That the day after, you'll love him a little less Than you did on Valentine's Day? Does it mean chocolate, gifts, and candles? Discounts for two? If it's not a commercial holiday It sure is a curious way to say … Continue reading Oh No, It’s (Almost) Valentine’s Day