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  • MARTYL LANGSDORF, FROM THE ANCIENT TO THE AVANT-GARDE

    November 23rd, 2015 · 2:00 am  →  20th Century art American Art Chicago Holograms Modern Art Painting Works on Paper

    Martyl Langsdorf was born Martyl Suzanne Schweig on March 16, 1917. She is often known by her middle and maiden names, Suzanne Schweig. A native of Saint Louis, MO, her parents Aimee (American, 1897-1987) and Martin Schweig (American, b. late 19th century) were a painter and photographer who instilled an interest for fine arts inRead the Rest…

    ALL IS VANITY: MORAL AND MACABRE DUTCH PAINTING

    November 6th, 2015 · 11:45 am  →  20th Century art American Art Blog Renaissance

    It’s hard to imagine why we would seek out reminders of our mortality, but for many years, artists have created memento mori, an art form whose purpose is exactly that — to act as reminders that life is short. The term memento mori comes from a Latin term meaning “remember that you can die.” VanitasRead the Rest…