Here is a brief selection of knights in artwork from the 11th to 19th centuries. It is so interested to notice how images of medieval knights have changed over that time period.
I attended a really interesting lecture and exhibition at the Woodmere Art Museum about the work of Violet Oakley. She was a significant Philadelphia-area painter, illustrator, muralist, and designer. Find out what I learned about her life and art.
A link to my HeadStuff.org article about illustrations of Santa Claus and how his appearance evolved over time. Includes work by illustrators like Thomas Nast and Norman Rockwell.
For a fine art Advent calendar, a charming illustration of a well-dressed little girl by Kate Greenaway.
A personification of winter by Alphonse Mucha. Mucha's elegant female figures are synonymous with Art Nouveau even today.
Painter and The Saturday Evening Post illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is beloved in the United States for his images of American life during and after World War Two - soldiers, Boy Scouts, school children, mid-twentieth century family life, and, of course, Santa Claus. My family owns an entire set of Christmas ornaments featuring his Santas in a variety of scenes at rest, work, and… Continue reading December 12th: Santa with Elves by Norman Rockwell
The image of Santa Claus is pretty much omnipresent in the month of December, but how many people actually know where it comes from? Santa has his origins in numerous characters from the myths, legends, and stories of many different cultures; Saint Nicholas is his best-known but not only antecedent. As such, Santa Claus takes many diverse forms and personalities… Continue reading December 2nd: Santa Claus according to Thomas Nast