Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tree Mysteries

Trees are vessels for myth and metaphor in the history of painting across time and cultures.  From the biblical tree of knowledge and life to the Druidic Tannebaum later known as the Christmas tree, to the liberty tree, we find … Continue reading

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Considering Flowers

Flora has found a way into our poetry, ornament and decoration for millennia. A mille fleur tapestry from 1500 illustrates how flowers were aggregated into patterns as repeated visual themes suggesting cultivated nature (example 1).  The symbol of France rests … Continue reading

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David posts a Special Guest Blog on

David was asked to write a Guest blog for Artists Network, and you can find the article here: Turner vs. Rembrandt | Oil Painting Study.  

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