Mary Cassatt is well known for her sensitive oil paintings of women and children; primarily because it was a subject that woman knew well and could paint without ridicule and without leaving the sanctity of their homes.
Illuminated manuscripts flourished during the Middle Ages when art, literature and culture were kept alive by the monks in Medieval European monasteries when literacy had all but disappeared.
Another casualty of COVID is the Kentucky Derby, which for the first time in 145 years has been postponed.
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.
Depression-era social distancing is portrayed in this oil painting. Hopper’s art often presents loneliness, isolation, aloneness, and empty spaces.
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!
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/
Rockwell’s Four Freedoms inspired a nation during a time of war when we needed comfort, hope and security of home, family and faith
This iconic, haunting face is appropriate for the world right now! The COVID pandemic has hit the world full force, shutting down whole countries. Grounded in the real world, the subject departs from visual reality with a voiceless scream. Sound familiar?
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.