Quote of the Day: Jon Stewart

 

Jon Stewart is the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

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Historical Valentine’s

Civil War Valentine

Civil War Valentine

Article of Interest: “America’s Moral Volcano” by Eleanor Jones Harvey

Can landscape paintings depict political turmoil? They did during the American Civil War.

Read here:  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/americas-moral-volcano/

“Frederic Edwin Church painted “Cotopaxi” in 1862. Although it is not specifically about the Civil War, it is a landscape suffused with it.” – Eleanor Jones Harvey, New York Times

Inspiration: The Works of Maxfield Parrish

“Maxfield Parrish (1870 – 1966) was an American painter and illustrator. Born Frederick Maxfield Parrish in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began drawing for his own amusement early in his life. He went on to pursue a career that was to last for many decades and effectively shape the Golden Age of Illustration, and the future of American visual art in general. Launched by a commission to illustrate Kenneth Grahame’s The Walls Were as of Jasper in 1897, his repertoire was to include many prestigious projects such as Eugene Field’s Poems of Childhood (1904) and the traditional Arabian Nights (1909).” – Parrish-House.com

The Inspirations: Frank Lloyd Wright

In thinking about what makes America folktale-worthy, I couldn’t help but think of Frank Lloyd Wright. He dreamt of creating a quintessentially American style of architecture, and he went out there and he made it happen. Whether or not you like his style or personal life, you have to admit that he was a man of vision. Enjoy!  – Alex

Inspiration: Animals by Berkley Illustration

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Inspiration: Alwyn Loh’s “New York”

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