À la Recherche de Jeanne Duval

À la Recherche de Jeanne Duval

Who Was the Mysterious Mistress Immortalized by Two 19th-century Geniuses, Charles Baudelaire and Édouard Manet The widespread protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder in May, abetted by the swelling powers of the Black Lives Matter movement, got some of us with...
Painting with Big Mama

Painting with Big Mama

By Phillis Ideal I still see Big Mama leaning over her garden to pick a zinnia to put in her still life. Her old pink slip hung diagonally, a foot below her hiked-up stained dress, half-covered by her paint smock, which matched her white faux-fur bedroom slippers,...

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Connecting Artists Become a Member! FIND OUT MOREWEEKLY ARTIST 3 Eat My Memoir Marcel Proust had his madeleine. I have Swiss Steak, Devils on Horseback, 24-Hour Fruit Salad, and other foods particular to my life and times. Please visit my new website dedicated to...

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Connecting Artists FIND OUT MOREWEEKLY ARTIST 3 A Serious Site for Serious Artists   Welcome to Vasari21. A community for working artists, a place to connect, find information, read about the new and the unknown, listen to podcasts, and learn about how the...
Dora and Carl Dillistone

Dora and Carl Dillistone

  When I first moved to Taos, NM, about six years ago, a friend and I went on one of those house-and-garden tours put together by a local charitable organization. It seemed a good way to get to know the territory, and I’ve always loved to snoop inside other...