Johfra Bosschart – The Zodiac Series

The Great Success In 1973, inspired by the Haarlem art critic Hein Steehouwer poster magnate Engel Verkerke launches the idea of making a poster series of the twelve zodiac signs. Steehouwer advises Johfra to him to make these works. Verkerke closes a for Johfra lucrative contract. This eases the money problems for Johfra and

2019-05-30T14:07:47-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Art, Zodiac|Tags: , |

Jon McNaughton – Crossing the Swamp (2018)

Crossing the Swamp, by Jon McNaughton Source: Over 240 years ago George Washington suffered through Valley Forge and crossed the Delaware River to bring an astonishing victory to the Continental Army. This led to what many thought was impossible, to defeat a despot King and his formidable army. Today, Trump endeavors to cross

2019-05-30T08:32:12-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Art, Government, Politics|Tags: , , |

Leonardo da Vinci – Salvator Mundi (c1500)

Salvator Mundi is a painting by the workshop of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1500. The painting shows Jesus in Renaissance dress, making the sign of the cross with his right hand, while holding a transparent, non-refracting crystal orb in his left, signaling his role as Salvator Mundi (Latin for 'Savior of the World') and representing the 'celestial sphere' of the heavens.  Around 20 other versions of the work

2019-05-30T07:38:12-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Art|Tags: , , |

Hans Memling – The Annunciation (1480–89)

The Annunciation,1480–89 Hans Memling Netherlandish Memling modeled this Annunciation on the left wing of Rogier van der Weyden’s Saint Columba Altarpiece (now in Munich), but his innovative rendition portrays the Virgin swooning and supported by two angels, rather than kneeling. Like other fifteenth-century Flemish painters working in the wake of Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling

2019-05-30T07:24:35-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Art|Tags: , , |

Hans Memling – Salvator Mundi (1475–99)

Salvator Mundi,1475–99 Workshop of Hans Memling Netherlandish Christ is shown as the Savior of the World (Salvator Mundi), a popular image in fifteenth-century painting. Front-faced, he holds a cross-topped globe and raises his right hand in blessing, merging the themes of the Holy Face (Christ’s features miraculously imprinted on a cloth) and Christ in Majesty. The

2019-05-30T07:21:14-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Art|Tags: , , |