Tag Archives: Painting

Is Facebook discriminating against breastfeeding images?

Paul Cezanne, “Hortense Breast Feeding Paul”, 1872,

Breastfeeding moms and their supporters have been hearing empty apologies from Facebook for months, for a problem that dates back years. We have reuploaded photos and shared them, only to have them removed again, and again. We are still being harassed, bullied, intimated, and our accounts are being suspended.

Cherie Raymond, suspended now for 30 days for sharing Cézanne’s 1872 painting of his son being breastfeed, was also suspended for 30 days in February for sharing our media notice with a photo Facebook encouraged Emma Kwasnica to reupload after you apologized for its removal.

Empty apologies do not make good public policy.

More here

One of the many reasons why I despise Facebook.

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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Art, Paintings, Politics, Women


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For Cat Lovers – Rosina Wachtmeister

Rosina Wachtmeister’s playful images burst with innocent, childlike exuberance. Wachtmeister, who was born in Vienna and studied art in Brazil, lives near Rome with her collection of animals who clearly inspire her work. Creating her art in a multitude of mediums, Wachtmeister is world-renowned for her signature use of vivid colors and optimistic images. In addition to her original works, her images are also reproduced in jewelry, figurines, kitchenware and home décor accessories.

These can be purchased here or by clicking on individual picture.

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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Art, Paintings, Pets


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Bill Maher’s Pizza Analogy

Painting by Tom Brown

New Rule: Television Networks Have to Quit Trying to Put a Happy Ending on America’s Wealth Disparity

Maher: America’s rich aren’t giving you money, they’re taking your money. Between the years 1980 and 2005 80% of all new income generated in this country went to the richest 1%. Let me put that in terms that even you ***** teabaggers, I’m sorry, can understand.

Say 100 Americans get together and order a 100 slice pizza. The pizza arrives and the first guy takes 80 slices. And if someone suggests, why don’t you just take 79 slices, that’s socialism! I know, I know. I know, I know, it’s just a TV show. But it does reinforce the stupid idea people have that rich people would love us and share with us if only they got to walk a mile in our cheap plastic shoes.

But they’re the reason the shoe factory moved to China. We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super rich are the same. Like somehow the rich will eventually get so full that they’ll explode. And the candy will rain down on the rest of us.


Posted by on March 13, 2011 in Art, Current Events, News, Paintings, People, Politics


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Vintage Art

Absinthe Bourgeois

Click on image for link and purchase info. Enjoy!

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Posted by on March 8, 2011 in Art, History, Paintings, Vintage


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Maine Boathouse

Maine Boathouse
Bess Rodriguez – Artist

At less than two years of age, Bess Rodriguez began to draw…in color. Her parents encouraged her innate interest in art. In high school, she was fortunate to have a gifted art teacher who further whetted her appetite for art, specifically for painting. Bess began painting in earnest in college and spent a summer in Brittany, France in 1980 where her keen interest in plein-air painting developed. Wherever she has lived, she has always found an art teacher from whom she gleaned and extracted “golden nuggets” of wisdom and culled all these together, along with personal and practical experiences to develop a unique and eclectic form of expressionism.

I love this woman’s paintings – check out her work and profile here.

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Posted by on January 25, 2011 in Architecture, Art, Maine, Nature, Paintings, Travel


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“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.
Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements.
Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.
But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change.
It will not be broken;
it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
To love is to be vulnerable.”



Posted by on November 11, 2008 in Art, Inspirational, Poetry


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“Boreas” is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style created in 1903 by John William Waterhouse”



Posted by on September 25, 2008 in Art, People, Photography, Women


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