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The Library for the Children

The Library for the Children

Recently the British Library uploaded over one million images to Flickr from scans of books published in the 17th-19th centuries – including children’s books. The Huffington Post recently shared this information, positively gushing about the children’s book images in particular; and who can blame them? These illustrated tomes may have come late to the library […]

Drawing with Light

Drawing with Light

The First Hundred Years of Photography By Erica Lome The concept of photography has deep historical roots. In ancient Greece and China, mathematicians experimented with the effects of light streaming through a small hole in a dark room. Unknowingly, they established the foundational principles of the camera obscura. It wouldn’t be until the eleventh century […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marc Chagall figural drawing, $16,250, The Woodshed Gallery

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A sanguine drawing on white paper by the Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), titled Village Berger Descending (aka Dream of the Dance), sold for $16,250 in an internet-only fine art auction held Feb. 22 by The Woodshed Gallery in Franklin, Mass. Another drawing […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Leger pencil drawing, $125,000, Swann Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pencil drawing by Fernand Leger, titled La Lecture (1924), sold for $125,000 at a 19th & 20th Century Prints and Drawings Auction held Sept. 22 by Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Also, a pair of terre de faience ceramic vases depicting […]

FELDSTEIN: The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein

FELDSTEIN: The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein

FELDSTEIN: The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein By J.C. Vaughn Grant Geissman is a man who successful wears many creative hats. He’s an highly praised jazz musician with well reviewed albums of his own. He’s the co-composer of the music for TV’s Two and a Half Men (he’s even appeared on the […]

Gladys Emerson Cook – Cats, Dogs, & Erte?

Gladys Emerson Cook – Cats, Dogs, & Erte? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Women artists are often neglected and forgotten by posterity even if they were hugely successful in their own lifetimes. People see their work in museums and galleries and admire them […]

The Art of Maxfield Parrish: Full of Beauty, Imagination, & Fanciful Worlds

Photography and the Smithsonian: the Wonder and Power of the Photographic Image – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2004 Maxfield Parrish’s  Art is full of Beauty, Imagination, & Fanciful Worlds…and is Still as Desirable as Ever. Maxfield Parrish’s art caught imagination – it was a combination of beautiful colors, skillful drawings, fanciful worlds and […]