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Too much green and literary linkages. Jean Rhys was born in Dominica in 1890. Scenes in her literary masterpiece Wild Sargasso Sea relate to the countryside that surrounds my studio. Too much blue, too much purple, too much green. The flowers too red, the mountains too high, the hills too near.

Homeowners with different attitudes towards dog walkers I recently saw two different attitudes as expressed by homeowners towards dog walkers in the neighborhood. Below left, we have the angry, vindictive homeowner, who is fed up with dogs pooping in his yard.

Three Wise Angels, with See No Evil taking it to the extreme I've been familiar with this phrase and concept for years, but didn't realize that there are two or three different schools of thought on this expression. The origin of this came from a 17th-century carving over a door in Japan which featured three monkeys.

Seeing art history on the streets of Belleville I have a habit of seeing things that remind me of famous artworks, like this construction site in NYC that reminded me of a Richard Diebenkorn painting. Well, it happened to me again the other day as I was walking down Franklin Avenue in Belleville.

Redfin's At Home Activities to do During School Closures The folks over at Redfin have put together an article titled "At Home Activities to do During School Closures," and we're happy to report that Artsology has been included as one of their resources!

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Hand-painted rocks by kids to offer encouragement in these times We reported on a "rock garden" of hand-painted rocks by kids in Glen Ridge the other day, with positive messages for people as we all struggle and deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It seems the neighbors were inspired, and this second rock garden with words of encouragement has appeared, also in Glen Ridge.

Testing out Google's new Art Transfer App Google recently published a blog post describing a new feature in their Arts and Culture app. They explain specifically that "… Art Transfer is powered by an algorithmic model created by Google AI. Once you snap your photo and select a style, Art Transfer doesn't just blend the two things or simply overlay your image.

The Getty Museum At Home Art History Challenge The Getty Museum of Art recently tweeted a challenge to their Twitter follows to:. So first I browsed through the Getty's collection online and found this "Statue of Jupiter ", a Roman marble sculpture from 100-1 B.C.

Mathea Madsen With the future comes uncertainty. "Homefront" explores the hope and fear that comes with a future that is directly tied to an active duty military member. The house itself is modeled after a dream farmhouse that I one day hope to occupy and fix up, it represents an idyllic future I wish to share with my boyfriend.

The Berlin Philharmonic and their Digital Concert Hall The Berlin Philharmonic is currently offering free access to their collection of concerts and films as a public service to all of us staying home and self-quarantining during this coronavirus pandemic. There's one small catch - you have to become a registered user of their digital concert hall service, which is free and without any obligation.

Rock art face effigies found in the Ozarks We continue to get emails from readers of the Artsology Blog with stories and pictures of rock art that have been found throughout the United States. This latest submission comes from Sonya in Arkansas, who explains that she has 20 acres of land in the country in the Ozark Plateau.

The Society of Portrait Sculptors selects Ena Sharples to be part of their exhibition 'FACE 2020' Many will recall Ena Sharples, played by the actress Violet Carson as a formidable character from the 1960/70s ITV soap opera Coronation Street. I certainly remember being intimidated by her as a child, when my family would all gather to watch the programme on our black and white TV… she took no prisoners and didn't suffer fools gladly!

Champagne corks and work in progress The champagne corks are reminders of celebrations that marked the sale of the 15,000th copy of my book Virgin Island Sketches along with sales of my paintings. That was twenty-five years ago aboard my gaff cutter Born Free anchored off Petit St. Vincent in the Grenadines.

Seeing social distancing in unexpected places I went out for a walk in my neighborhood this afternoon, to get some fresh air and to try to get my mind off of current events. But some of the catchphrases circulating around the coronavirus pandemic have me seeing things in a different way as I stroll through my neighborhood in Belleville, NJ.

A positivity rock garden in the age of coronavirus I was walking my dogs today in Glen Ridge when I happened upon this little rock garden alongside the curb, with a nice collection of hand-painted rocks. However, a closer look reveals a number of positive messages clearly in response to the current coronavirus pandemic… scroll down for more.

Michaela O'Connor I have worked with writing in my sculptures before and this project was, for me, a step toward imagining an environment for my words to live in. I chose to use a copious amount of everyday objects to create contrast with the singular chair. This was done to evoke a sense of loneliness.

Compassionate creativity: from kayaks and paddles to protective face shields Here at Artsology, we're not just interested in paintings, sculpture, and art history… we have a great appreciation for creativity in many different forms!

Corona Confinement Due to being well passed the sell by date of seventy, the Corona Virus has me confined to my studio and workshops. But what better place for solitary confinement. I can work without the distraction of twice weekly shopping trips and engineering emergencies.

Uplifting messages from chalk drawings on sidewalks I went out for a walk today to get some fresh air and some exercise as a break from my coronavirus quarantine routine - I'm healthy and fine, but definitely keeping some social distancing and trying to get through this like everyone else. While out walking in my Belleville neighborhood, I saw these uplifting chalk drawing messages on the sidewalk.

Art Museum Care Package: a remarkable gesture by The Rubin Museum of Art I received an email today with what I consider to be a remarkable and very forward-thinking gesture by an art museum: a virtual "care package" sent by The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its effect on society - here and around the world.

Adam Sexton The build: Adam Sexton Useless Sound Machine 001 2020 wood, abandoned paintings, electric…

New Public Health signs for these trying times I went for a walk in the park today, trying to get some exercise outside, since I've been voluntarily self-quarantining lately. There was no one around, and when I did see the rare person, I kept my distance.

It's a little quiet out there on Pissarro's Boulevard Montmartre Camille Pissaro painted "The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning" in 1897, but maybe it might look like this today? Likewise, Vincent Van Gogh painted "Café Terrace at Night" in 1888, but perhaps this location in Arles might look like this now?

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