Let It Snow
Penguin print by POP Collective
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It’s December break. Who’s headed south for a bit of sunshine, sea, and pool antics? I hope you are enjoying your holiday break, whether you’re ensconced in the snow or situated in warmer climes. Here are 10 artworks of pools, some luxurious, some gritty, including photos, illustrations, and paintings. If you can’t take a swim, just imagine one. You’ll feel refreshed.
pandercraft, Palm Springs, Minted
Jared Harrell Photography, Palm Springs Pool, Society6
Poppy Pool, Society6
Egrin, Pool, Society6
Way Way Allen, Pool Daze, Serena & Lily
Kimberly Poppe, Pool, UGallery
Kelly Nicolaisen, Pool Angel, Society6
Thedustyphoenix, Snow Pool Gnome, Society6
IGHxNGH, Neon Pool, Society6
Whitney Deal, Going For A Swim, Minted
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It’s a long weekend at our house with everybody off for Columbus Day. Not that it’s identified as such, with Columbus now recognized as the savage man he was. Rather, our schools tend to label this national holiday as “fall break.” Works for me. History and politics aside, it’s nevertheless appropriate to look at some scenes of our country, views of America. Here are 15 American landscapes.
Untitled (Balloons) • Ruben Natal-San Miguel • 20×200
A Logo for America • Alfredo Jaar • Perez Art Museum Miami • Artsy
Oregon • Luke Gram • Society6
Upstream #1 • Nick Allen • Serena & Lily
Wide Awake In America • Wes Lang • VI Gallery • Artsy
life in america is depressing, life in america is hard, life in america is lonely
Zach Gage • Artsy
Yellow Umbrellas I, South Beach • Claudia Chloe • Artfully Walls
Traffic Jam • Gail Schechter • Minted
Gun Store, Vernon TX • Ed Freeman • Saatchi Art
Light and Air • Megan Donnelly • Serena & Lily
Lifeguard Stand • Stephanie Sherman • Serena & Lily
All 50 • Jon Measures • Saatchi Art
Street Walker • Kevin Russ • Society6
Miss America • Allen Jones • Sims Reed Gallery • Artsy
Eastern Washington, cul-de-sac • Toni Silber-Delerive • Saatchi Art
Today is Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish New Year. One of the traditions Jews observe is to dip apples into honey to signify the sweetness of a new year. In celebration of the new year, here are 14 apple artworks.
Included are self portraits by two of my favorite Boston photographers (I don’t think either is Jewish), Japanese sculpture, a young Mick Jagger (not Jewish), and more traditional apple still lifes. Shana Tovah!
Apples • Ella Moss • Society6
All of Eden’s Apples • Elle Hanley • Saatchi Art
A red apple and so on • Kaoru Ishikawa • Rise Art
Apple • Yulia Luchkina • Saatchi Art
Apple • Mateo Lopez • Casey Kaplan • Artsy
Apples • Abigail Moffat • Saatchi Art
Apples • Paula Bieninicka • Society6
Mick Jagger, Paris, 1966 • Jean-Marie Périer • Taschen • Artsy
Juicy Apple • Lindsay Megahed • Minted
Little Red Riding Sonny • Todd Squires • Bang And Burne • Artsy
The Apple • Gintaras Zubrys • Saatchi Art
An Apple House • Ceslovas Cesnakevicius • Saatchi Art
Destinations series • Alicia Savage
And some bonus pieces.
One can’t consider of apple artwork without Rene Magritte.
I saw the Magritte retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in 1992; a total treat.
The Son of Man, 1964
The Listening Room, 1952
Since I’m spending the month on the Outer Cape, curating a collection of whale artwork seems fitting. I’ve never actually been on a whale watch, I’ve never read Moby Dick, and I’ve definitely never worn miniature whales on a belt—not even in the ’80s—but I’ve live in New England long enough to appreciate the whale.
My son spent his entire third grade year learning about whales and whaling, though admittedly I didn’t accompany the class on any whaling museum field trips. I did however buy him Don Carney’s Timid Whale print at 20×20. After the boys broke the glass with a football I moved it to their bathroom, where it lives happily.
Here are 13 not too preppy whale artworks—children’s art and grownup specimens—from a variety of artists and shops, including StyleCarrot partners.
Whale Watching • Land of Nod
Michael Nowak • Whale • Society6
Whale Stripe • West Elm
AdaLovesTheRain • Whale • Society6
Zach Terrell • Whale • Society6
Patrick J. Murphy • Whales • Saatchi Art
Emily Lankiewicz • Nantucket Whale • Society6
Jae and Matt Springer • Whale View • Saatchi Art
Bridget Davison • Whale • Society6
Terry Fan • The Whale • Society6
Lingham Ye • Untitled, 2011 • Artsy
Marcos Bernardes • Whale • Society6
Albert Chamillard • Descending Whale, 2015 • Artsy
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