Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Tea by Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt was born on May 22, 1844 in Pennsylvania.  She was an impressionist painter and printmaker.  Her work had a focus on the lives of women and their relationships with children. Though raised in Pennsylvania, Cassatt traveled to Europe …

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The Praying Hands by Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer was born on May 21, 1471 in Nuremburg.  He was one of about eighteen children, and so, as could be expected, the family was in a bit of a financial crunch.  But Albrecht and his brother, Albert, both …

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As the Old Sing, So the Young Pipe by Jacob Jordaens

Jacob Jordaens was born on May 19, 1593 in Antwerp.  He was best known for his historical paintings.  He was among the most renowned Flemish Baroque painters of his era, only after Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck.  He stayed …

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How Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Percival Were Fed with the Sanct Grael; but Sir Percival’s Sister Died by the Way by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

I don’t know if you made it all the way through that title.  I had to include the whole thing, because my mom used to read Howard Pyle‘s King Arthur books to my siblings and me, but the whole plot …

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Holy Trinity by Masaccio

Sylvester is going to take us to Florence today.  Get ready for the gelato! Florence, in addition to being responsible for lots of great dessert today, is also home of some of the greatest art in the world.  It’s particularly …

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