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Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Jan. 14 Art Minute: Italian (Venice?), St. Jerome in the Wilderness

Saint Jerome (342-420) kneels in prayer in an extravagant landscape inhabited by peasants, monks, and animals, including a peacock, a deer, and a c…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Jan. 7 Art Minute: Pierre-Philippe Barat, Cartel Clock with Minerva and the Gallic Cock

A cartel clock is an elaborate wall clock often executed in fireglit bronze (known as ormolu). The clock case and bracket are joined into a single …

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Dec. 24 Art Minute: Kawase Hasui, Zojo Temple, Shiba, from "Twenty Views of Tokyo"

One of the most prolific of all shin hanga printmakers, Kawase Bunjirō was born into a merchant family and raised in the Shiba district of Tokyo…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Dec. 17 Art Minute: David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, Winter, 2010

Part of a video series portraying the four seasons, Woldgate Woods, Winter, 2010 focuses on the expansive snowy landscape of a forest in East Yorks…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Dec. 10 Art Minute: Laura Donefer, Blizzard Amulet Basket

Known as an artist with a brilliant command of color and attention to detail, Laura Donefer has been using glass as a primary artistic medium for m…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Dec. 3 Art Minute: Gustaf Fjaestad, Silence - Winter

A master of the winter scene, Gustaf Fjaestad painted the snowbound forests and countryside of Värmland in western Sweden, a region known for its …

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Nov. 26 Art Minute: Ernest C. Withers, I Am A Man (from the portfolio I Am A Man)

In February 1968, black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee banded together and went on strike, citing a long history of unfair treatment, pov…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Nov. 19 Art Minute: William Hollbrook Beard, The Discovery of Adam

A partially legible inscription on the shell of the strange tortoiselike creature reads 2000 000[0?] / B C / Adam, providing the clue to the meanin…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Nov. 12 Art Minute: Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas, The United States Shield

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother... –William Shakespeare, from Henry V

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Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Nov. 5 Art Minute: Raramu and Ankhet

"I shall never be far away from you/While my hand is in your hand/And I shall Stroll with you/In every favorite place." –from an ancient Egyptian…