Monday, May 31, 2010

Art for Memorial Day

Last week I had the luxury of three hours in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. It is perhaps my favorite place of all the Smithsonian museums. This picture by Eastman Johnson caught my eye, and I thought Memorial Day was a great time to share it.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Buggles the Mind

You don't have to be an entomologist to enjoy the unique art of Christopher Marley. He arranges insects in symmetrical patterns that mimic a kaleidoscope. The colors leap off the page and beg to be studied up close. His book, Pheromone: The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley, is an unusual collection that will engage even an avowed insect-hater.