Muse

Abiquiu, New Mexico What inspires artists? Georgia O’Keeffe found inspiration in the landscape around Abiquiu. In turn, her work has inspired others.     Leon Dillard This summer I came across a new artist inspired by O’Keeffe. Leon Dillard, 5, sat on the floor of the O’Keeffe Museum here in Santa Fe drawing pad in…

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Looks Like

Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois Paris by Claude Monet [[PD-US]] When I visited the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth to see the Monet Early Years exhibit, I noted that Claude Monet’s painting of the Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois in Paris bore a striking resemblance to another church I see often: The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Basilica of Saint…

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A Passion for Craft

In a Cafe by Edgar Degas {{PD-US}} A Passion for Craft The distinctive genius of Edgar Degas   Degas, A New Vision, the Edgar Degas retrospective exhibition, underway until January 16, 2017 at the Houston Museum of Fine Art is an astounding study of an artist’s commitment to the process of creating art. The exhibition…

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