Art

On Safari with Wilhelm Kuhnert in Middleburg, Virginia 

If only I had known that, in the dead of winter 2018/2019, there was a…

Carl Rungius, One of the “Big Four,” at the NSLM, Middleburg, Virginia

More than a dozen years ago, I was on the trail of the German-born American…

The Ever-Disappearing Roy M. Mason

I can think of no sadder words for an artist, whether living or dead, in…

Shikar:  Royal Hunts of the Mughal Empire.  In Miniature

Copenhagen is home to several wonderful smaller museums that started as the private collections of…

Qamargah

We refer to the first six of 21 Muslim warrior rulers that dominated large parts…

The Unsinkable Rosa Bonheur

French animalier artist and sculptress Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899) is not the only world-famous artist who…

When Rosa Bonheur Met Buffalo Bill 

That Picasso and Matisse knew each other, were even friends and often rivals, seems plausible…

Montenegrin Revolvers?

Who knows when the idea of traveling to Montenegro entered my brain?  Maybe while reading…

Five Babes, Five Birds

While my husband recalls his many years hunting lions and buffalo as a professional hunter…

The Auberge in the Brittany Forest 

In France, I am forever seeking out the remaining bits and pieces of authenticity that…

Renaissance Robotic Art – A Mechanical Galleon and Clock

It’s likely my fascination with “automata,” or automatons, dates back to a New York City…

David Shepherd:  And There Were Also Trains

Artist David Shepherd (1931–2017) once said that he was attracted to all things “jumbo,” from…