28 December 2020

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a detail of The Massacre of the Innocents by Peter Paul Rubens, which I saw at the Early Rubens exhibit at the Legion of Honor

28 December is the feast of the Holy Innocents; let's take a moment to remember the children separated from their families at our southern border, and that nearly half of our fellow citizens were A-OK with that

25 December 2020

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a Nutcracker statue in front of City Hall, San Leandro, California, December 2020

21 December 2020

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detail from The Nativity by the Master of the Retable of the Reyes Católicos, now in the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

14 December 2020

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\Yesterday was the feast day of Saint Lucy, so here is her signature dish, as painted by Francisco de Zurbarán (now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC)

07 December 2020

04 December 2020

30 November 2020

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Saint John the Baptist in alabaster: a Spanish sculpture from around 1550, now in the Art Institute of Chicago

23 November 2020

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a detail from Centerpiece: The Scarf Dance (Surtout: le jeu de l'écharpe), designed by Léonard-Agathon van Weydeveld and manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory; seen at the Art Institute of Chicago

16 November 2020

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Saint Elizabeth of Hungary by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, now in the Early Italian Room at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; I think the backdrop is the early eighteenth-century French chasuble fragment also in that room

06 November 2020

02 November 2020

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Apollo chases Daphne on a nineteenth century Venetian mirror, now in the Raphael Room at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

30 October 2020

26 October 2020

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"Judas" figure by Leonardo Linares, part of the exhibition Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular, seen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in June 2019

12 October 2020

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an earthenware bowl decorated with a rabbit, circa 1000 - 1130 CE, by a Mimbres artist, now in the de Young Museum in San Francisco

05 October 2020

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detail of Virgin and Child (Madonna of the Book) by Botticelli, seen at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as part of the 2017 exhibit Botticelli and the Search for the Divine

02 October 2020

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Discover Your Illusions hair salon, San Leandro California, August 2020

28 September 2020

04 September 2020

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a large sculpture outside of the abandoned Pipe Factory in Oakland (where West Edge Opera performed in summer 2017)

31 August 2020

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a section of Ugo Rondinone's the world just makes me laugh, at the Berkeley Art Museum in the summer of 2017

24 August 2020

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detail of a Wearing Blanket (Third-Phase Chief Blanket) by a Navajo (Diné) artist, now in the de Young Museum

21 August 2020

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a statue from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific Exhibit of 1915, still in Golden Gate Park

17 August 2020

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This is a detail of Flowers & Landscapes, painted by Yun Shouping in 1676; this is an illustration for the Qing Dynasty play The Peach Blossom Fan, and I saw it at the Berkeley Art Museum in March 2018, and I can't remember what exhibit it was in

03 August 2020

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Lovers in a Garden, a stained-glass window from the Northern Netherlands, now in the Art Institute of Chicago (the hovering dragon does not seem to bode well for their love)

13 July 2020

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detail of a "bureau-cabinet" from England, around 1730, now in the Legion of Honor in San Francisco