Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Short But Sweet: Japanese Prints

Japanese woodblock prints greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionists and are still a great influence for artists today.

Utamaro Kitagawa

Utamaro Kitagawa

Hokausi Katsushika, The Great Wave, c. 1829-32


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Short But Sweet: Vanitas

Megan Flox-Lambert discusses Vanitas, some of it's symbolism and what it is meant to convey.

Jacopo Ligozzi, Vanitas, ca.1550-1627

Rachel Ruysch, Vanitas

St Francis of Assisi, Artist unknown

Georges de La Tour,The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame, c. 1638–1640
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Short But Sweet: Wedgwood

A bought of smallpox changed Josiah Wedgwood's life. He would have been a potter, but instead he became a business man who grew his family business into a global brand that we recognize today.

Josiah Wedgwood

Portland Vase, Roman Cameo Glass Vase, ca. 5-25 AD

Wedgwood's famous blue and white Jasperware

Wedgwood Jasperware pitcher

Wedgwoods' Abolitionist pendant 

Charles Darwin, grandson of Josiah Wedgwood
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013