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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Did you ever finally do something you’ve been meaning to do for forever and then kick yourself for taking so long to do it? Well that is me and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). 297 more words


Aesthetics of the Nude: Childe Hassam and George Ault

In his 1988 treatise on Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), art historian Leo Steinberg asks us, “Are the anatomies of these women… a matter of changing taste, or of substituting the abstract expressiveness of sharp angles for anatomical curves?” 520 more words

Top 10 Must See Works at Portland Art Museum

Earlier this month, I spent an afternoon at the Portland Art Museum, and I was delighted by this oasis of art. Around every corner there was a new masterpiece to enjoy… So to help you navigate your way through this museum, here are my top 10 picks for the must-see pieces. 845 more words

Art And Travel

Art favorites: Reflection (Kitty Hughes)

Although he was as influential to American Impressionism as Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Childe Hassam was unknown to me. I stumbled across him for the first time with… 171 more words

Hoosier Odds And Ends

The Art of Watercolor

A colleague recently noted that an architectural professor had once told him that his watercolors were not art, but illustration- a subtle but barbed comment. It is true that, in the past, watercolors have been used as professional tools to illustrate, not only architecture, but science, products, even news stories–but what of watercolor as art? 631 more words

About Michael

my new hero Childe Hassam

Sitting in front of Childe Hassam’s painting “Tanagra, the Builders” at the Museum of American Art, I made a drawing in oil pastel. It measures 12 x 16 inches.   52 more words


April / Fools

April (The Green Gown), 1919 by Childe Hassam (1859–1935)

Ship of Fools, c. 1490–1500 by Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516)