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The paperwork for a work of art

At the Barber I’ve been working with two projects. I’ve been helping the Learning & Access team out, as I wrote about earlier, but I’ve also been working on the database and the files for the artworks. 196 more words

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Erasmus and being a lover of books.

In 1489 Erasmus, the fifteenth century Dutch humanist and theologian wrote a letter in which he described his understanding of what it means to be a lover of books. 123 more words


The art of drawing revealed

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. Salvador Dali

This upcoming exhibition from London’s National Portrait Gallery, The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt – immediately caught my eye.   759 more words


Albinus' Skeleton

In my Design 14 class, we were required to draw one of Dutch anatomist Bernhard Siegfried Albinus’ skeletons. While our class lecture about the Bubonic Plague was something in the distant past, it appeared on our recent midterm. 116 more words


Blackwork embroidery - my starting point

I love blackwork embroidery.  It satisfies my desire for history, my love of pattern and my need to do something creative.

Blackwork embroidery has been around for a very long time.   524 more words

Blackwork Embroidery


I’m not sure if this kid saw the same exhibits that I saw, but he clearly enjoyed his visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as much as I did. 115 more words