Monthly Archives: March 2014


 is loosening its grasp….

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The Red Sofa (Le Canapé rouge)

between September 1920 and May 1921 Henri Matisse French, 1869–1954 Oil on canvas

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Be kind to herShe is willing to grow completeCultured in mourningShe knows perfection is only too closeOne bloody perfect momentAfter which there is no other NimbleSwept in far descentWise Dear GraveLooking back over her shoulderA terse text of deflection, depthPalely … Continue reading

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Target: Mike Shayne

Hard as it is to believe, there’s a detective out there who has been the protagonist in novels that sold over 30 million copies, starred in hundreds of short stories, radio shows, movies, a television series, had his own digest … Continue reading

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Madeleine Atwood Violett

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Virgin Annunciate

Lorenzo Monaco (Piero di Giovanni)  c. 1410-15 Italian, c.1370-1425 Tempera and gold leaf on panel 31-5/8 x 17-1/2 in. (80.3 x 44.5 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation,

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Portrait of Beatrice

Artist: Unknown Italian Object Date: circa 1880-1890 Medium: marble Samek Art Gallery

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The Bathers

Homer, Winslow 1873 Reproduction of a wood engraving on newsprint Samek Art Gallery

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