December 2~ Animals in Art

Pair of fittings in the form of tigers / Middle Western Zhou dynasty

Around 850-900 B.C. / Bronze / 10”x6 1/4” / Freer Gallery of Art|Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, D.C.≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Two Dogs / Roman statue found 1774

1st or 2nd century A.D. / White marble / La Venaria Reale, Turin, Italy, on loan from Pius-Clementine Museum, Vatican Museums

December 1~ Animals in Art

Caves of Lascaux / Upper Paleolithic period

c.17,000-c.15,000 B.C. / Cave painting and rock engraving / Dordogne region of southwestern France

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Guennol Lioness / Ancient Mesopotamia

c.3000-2800 B.C. / Magnesite or Crystalline Limestone / 3 1/4” high / Private collection

November 26~ Artists at their Easels

Self-Portrait  by  James A. Porter

c.1935 / Oil paint on linen / 14”x12” / National Museum of African American History & Culture

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The Painter and his Family  by  André Derain

c.1939 / Oil paint on canvas / 69 1/2”x48 3/4” / Tate Gallery

November 24~ Artists at their Easels

Self Portrait  by  Dame Laura Knight

c.1913 / Oil on canvas / 23 2/5”x23 2/5” / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Self-Portrait  by  Alberto Giacometti

1921 / Oil on canvas /32 1/2”x28 3/10” / Musée Picasso Paris, Paris, France

November 15~ Artists at their Easels

In the Woods at Giverny: Blanche Hoschedé at Her Easel with Suzanne Hoschedé Reading  by  Claude Monet

1887 / Oil on canvas / 36”x38 1/2” / Los Angeles County Museum of Art≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈ ≈

Vincent van Gogh Painting Sunflowers  by  Paul Gauguin

1888 / Oil on canvas / 28 3/4”x35 4/5” / Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

November 14~ Artists at their Easels

Self-Portrait at the Easel  by  Gustave Caillebotte

1879-80 /Oil on canvas / 35 7/16”x45 1/4” / Private Collection, Comité Caillebotte, Paris

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In the Studio  by  Marie Bashkirtseff

1881 / Oil on canvas / 60 5/8”x73 1/4” / Dnipropetrovsk State Art Museum, Ukraine

Autumn~ October 30

Autumn Colors of Samseonam Rocks in Outer Geumgang  by  Byeon Gwansik

1966 / Ink and colors on paper / 49 7/16”x49 7/16” /
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Quattro Stagioni: Autunno  by  Cy Twombly

1993–5 / Acrylic paint, oil paint, crayon and graphite on canvas / 123 1/2”x84 5/8” / Tate Modern, London