New post up on my public (free) patreon page. More Gothic Revival with one more on the Medieval end of things. All fun. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/33284338

Now available! Enjoy! Five images, not just this one. Should you be interested in supporting my work and can, please check out what’s available at the various levels. All levels include writing updates and other items not found elsewhere.

Dragon or basilisk brooch
Dragon or basilisk brooch, a basilisk being a mythological winged creature with large toes and a long, thin tail. Gothic Revival. Gold, diamonds and garnet. Image © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Around-1850-Dragon-Brooch-in-Gold-Diamonds-Garnet-Basilisk-Gothic-Revival-/122656641726

More wonderful Japonisme items public (free) post for Sunday, January 12, 2020 now available on my patreon page. link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/33096402

Now live! Please check it out. Six images, not just five. Just couldn’t leave out the last one. And over a year’s worth of archived posts to be looked through.

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"La Japonaise," Camille Monet in Japanese Costume."   1876.
“La Japonaise,” Camille Monet in Japanese Costume.” 1876. French. Oil on canvas. Claude Monet, artist (1840-1926). Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain due to age. via https://collections.mfa.org/objects/33556

Egyptian Revival for our first public (free) posting of 2020 on my patreon page. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/32895864

Five items, not just the one. The third made by Faberge and owned by Russia’s last tsar.

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Traveling through history of Photography...Dancers in Egyptian Revival Dresses, by Savitch Demeter, ca.1925.
Russian dancers performing an Egyptian Revival dance in costume. ca. 1925. Savitch Demeter, photographer. In the public domain due to age. via https://tr.pinterest.com/pin/72128031505494945/?lp=true

Neo Grecian/Neoclassical, topic for our last public (free) post on my patreon.com page for 2019. Starting somewhere near the end of the 18th century and still coming around. Link below

https://www.patreon.com/posts/32702283

Five images, not just this one. Should you be interested in supporting my work and can, please check out what is available at the various levels. Thanks! Sarah.

BrandenburgTor_in_early_morning_light
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. Built on the orders of Prussian King Frederick Wilhelm II, it was built on the site of an earlier gate that marked the start of the road to the town of Brandenburg an der Havel. The gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side.1788-1791. Neoclassical. Carl Gotthard Langhans, designer. Photo credit: Drrcs15. Cc0 License 3.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BrandenburgTor_in_early_morning_light.jpg

Japonisme, our topic for this Sunday’s public (free) series. Starting after Japan opened its borders in 1853 and coming back around a few times .. . live on my patreon page, link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/32374855

Five images, not just the one. Then there’s that fabulous one of Mme Cezanne in her red kimono but that’s for next time.

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"Stork and Four Frogs." ca. 1889.
“Stork and Four Frogs.” ca. 1889. French. Japonisme. Distemper on red-dyed cotton fabric in a three-paneled screen. Pierre Bonnard, artist (1867-1947). Private collection. Image courtesy the Athenaeum. via https://eclecticlight.co/2018/05/08/pierre-bonnard-japonisme-and-the-nabis-1888-1892/

My public (free) series post for this week now live on my patreon page. Moorish Revival this time. Various auction houses, a few to find on ebay one having come from Target. So a nice mix. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/32198068

Five images, not just this one.

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Tête-à-tête. ca. 1880. Moorish/Ottoman Turk.
Tête-à-tête. ca. 1880. Moorish/Ottoman Turk. Made in Syria probably for the European or American market. Carved walnut with ebonized trim, inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Seats upholstered with Persian rug fragments. Maker not known. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/settees/19th-c-middle-eastern-moorish-style-walnut-carved-tete-tete/id-f_798335/

Public (free) series post for December 1, 2019 and continuing with our series theme. Arts and Crafts, a movement with designs so beautiful they are still used today. Link below.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/31997948

Public (free) patreon series post just made live. Multiple images, not just this one. Enjoy! Arts and Crafts movement today. Hard to pick and choose but I’m thinking on getting the keychain.

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Keychain in the William Morris “Strawberry Thief” pattern. 2019. Image © 1996-2019, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/stap-William-Morris-Keychain-Strawberry/dp/B07G226Y28