Saturday, December 25, 2010

December 25th

NPR's All Things Considered focuses on the Ghent Altarpiece
 Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, The Flight into Egypt 

  Annunciation to the Shepherds  Bamberg Apocalypse   Ottonian 11th c.

                                                   The  Nativity   unknown  Ottonian, Mainz or Fulda, 1025-1050

 Bohemian master  ca. 1350.

Nativity, unknown master (ca. 1490), Slovakia, Spišské Podhradie

The Three Wise Men  mosaic detail from Sant'Apollinaire Nuovo  Ravenna, Italy  late 6th century
photo by Nina Aldin Thune

Conrad von Soest  1403  tempera on panel

  Geertgen tot Sint Jans Nativity at Night 1490  oil on oak panel
National Gallery London

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Samuel Palmer Early Morning 1825

Samuel Palmer Garden in Shoreham 1820's-1830's

Samuel Palmer Cornfield by Moonlight with the Evening Star 1830

Samuel Palmer British Museum

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

from the William Blake Archive   paintings illustrating the Bible, including Job and his Daughters

Monday, December 13, 2010

A new mystery thriller, The Raven -an imaginary account of Edgar Allan Poe's final days- is in the works. The film, to be directed by James Mc Teigue, is due out next fall. (from The Huffington Post)

Poe's handwriting

                                                         illustration by John Tenniel 1858

Gustave Dore