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Welcome to This Day in Today,

My name is Tom Keefe, and I’m the Babbling Professor!


On this day, May 1, 1881, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., was born in Orcines, Auvergne, France. 679 more words


A Still-Life


A Still Life: Two Rabbits, a Grey Partridge and a Game Bag (1731)

Oil on canvas (82.5 x 65 cm)

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin… 455 more words

French Artists

9. The royal “boss” and his workers        

September 1674

My dear father,

You asked how special items are produced for the court rather than being traded by foreign merchants. The king employs many master craftsmen. 431 more words

Cakes and Cafes

Yesterday, I spent most of my studio time painting cakes on one of my milk bottles. Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s cake paintings, I am planning on painting a huge image of a cake next week, after my exhibition practice critique. 354 more words

Fine Art

We're not called to comfortable

I don’t like moments when my carefully orchestrated ease is threatened. I don’t like news that jars, or having to operate outside my bubble of comfort.  539 more words


Careers in art

I Started Friday morning in the library, where I began research on renaissance artist, Jean -Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. His still life paintings inspired Wayne Thiebaud, and his own food paintings. 177 more words

Fine Art

1686 - Travels in Persia (Jean Chardin)

I’ve read the abridged two volume English translation of 1720 by Edmund Lloyd. Reissued by Dover Publications. Volume 1 consists of the tale of the selling of the jewels to the Shah and his family, volume 2 a general description of Persia. 12 more words