Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
Jerusalem Old City
When the Romans invaded what is now Israel, they decreed that all buildings should be built of Limestone, which was both plentiful and beautiful. The city's architecture has an lovely unified ivory tone, and the material works well in the dry desert.
Dome of the Rock: Revered Muslim mosque
The Wailing Wall
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Amazing detail in every texture: note the faux frame within the painting.
The only Michaelangelo painting in the Western Hemisphere resides in Ft. Worth's Kimball Art Museum. Michaelangelo painted Saint Anthony being tormented by demons. It was painted in both tempera and oil and is in excellent condition. The Kimballs, of oil money, collected widely: High Italian Renaissance and ancient Asian pieces as well as a smattering of Post-Impressionists and Matisse. The collection includes a Picasso. Strictly high ticket art is in this stunning building designed by the famous architect Louis Kahn.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Nestled north of Towson, Maryland, in bucolic Monkton, Md., is the fabulous spread of gardens know as Ladew Topiary Gardens. Designed with garden rooms portraying themes, it was very forward- thinking for its day. Each room creates a vista from several angles: some from the home, and some from other gardens. It is a work of art. The owner loved the fox hunt and there is an especially skillful topiary of a horse jumping a fence, with topiary beagles and a rider.