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Stags and Elk in “Adam and Eve” scenes

22 January 2018

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), Adam and Eve, 1526. The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London I have been combing through dozens of paintings of Adam and Eve...

Frank Sinatra’s Paintings

20 December 2017

I read recently that the Renaissance sculptor Benvenuto Cellini reminded Tony Bennett so much of Frank Sinatra that Tony once gave Frank a copy of The Autobiography of Benvenuto...

Plaster Cover-Up and the “Last Judgment” at Autun Cathedral

3 December 2017

Tympanum depicting the “Last Judgment” from the Saint-Lazare Cathedral, Autun, France. c. 1120-1130 or c. 1130-1145. Base of tympanum is approximately 21′ in length...

Flora Forager and Iconic Images

14 October 2017

Flora Forager, “Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night,'” 2016. Billy buttons, blueberry, chrysanthemum, hydrangea, lavender, sunflower Last week I had the opportunity...