The City is Dark – in Art & Life (O’Keeffe, NYC, Art in Bloom/Mia/Minneapolis, MN)

Due to COVID the annual Art in Bloom at the MIA was cancelled, and the streets of NYC are dark and empty. In “City Night” O’Keeffe captures the stark streets of New York, an image reflected in a stunning bouquet at last year’s flower show.

Art for Easter: The Resurrection of Christ (Grunewald)

On this unusual Easter 2020 when gatherings are non-existent, let’s reflect in why we celebrate: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This alone sets Christianity apart from other religions and gives us hope. For me, this painting stands apart in portraying the power and might of the event and the glory of the risen Savior!

Art for Good Friday: The Pieta (Michelangelo)

Cher’s Famous Art for Good Friday: the crucified Christ has been the topic of much art over the ages: the cross, descent from the cross, or as in Michelangelo’s Pieta, the tender scene of Mary, her beauty and sadness, cradling her Son after His crucifixion. My blog explores this art with rarely seen photos of this sculpture. https://charamana.com/2020/04/10/good-friday-pieta/

The Pandemic Begins: Strength & Worry – in Art & Life (Lange’s Migrant Mother)

Few images have captured the grief of Depression Era of America like Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother.” Though the image is nearly 100 years, it still connects with humanity on a visceral level.