Butterfly (mariposa in Spanish) - Frida painted a butterfly into several of her self-portraits and considered them to be a "sign of transformation" For several months, visitors to the San Antonio Botanical Garden have been treated to a delightful display of animals created in the style of the Mexican arte popular that influenced the art… Continue reading Frida and the Casa Azul
We all need things to look forward to, even if they're just something small and important only to us. But we also need those little surprise moments that stun a little and then lead to a smile or maybe even a good laugh. This work gave me one of those little surprises. At first I… Continue reading It’s made out of…what?
My love of Blue Willow pottery drew my eyes to this piece immediately. While the blue and white designs on porcelain attracted me it was the images on each plate that kept me staring. Domestic scenes fill the porcelain plates - scenes of kitchen tables, living room couches and chairs, empty dining rooms, and dishes… Continue reading Gross Domestic Product
This is an edited re-post from 3 years ago. This painting and it's artist intrigue me, so I'm sharing again. Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper is probably the most well know image associated with Maundy Thursday and the disciples last meal together. I’m fascinated with the painting and the man that painted… Continue reading Maundy Thursday
If you read my Doorway Into the Past blog then you know about the McNay Museum of Art that I featured there. Marion Koogler McNay bequeathed her Spanish Colonial-Revival home and surrounding 23 acres to be preserved as a museum of modern art. Her collection of 700 pieces of European and Southwestern art pieces formed the core… Continue reading Made of what?