On these short December days we’re all looking for a little extra light to break through the darkness. The idea of warmth, whether literal flame, spiritual comfort, or an intellectual spark, lends a distraction from seemingly endless cold, dark days. From a cozy lamp-lit scene to a lustrous pot that reflects the light to a shimmering, blinking display that never repeats itself, let’s take an art and light-filled break together.
Glittering found objects
Light in the dark
Endless digital dazzle
Words light the way
May art and curiosity help everyone find new perspective in the new year.
James VanDerZee is one of the country's most distinctive portrait photographers.
Simon Sparrow was born in West Africa to a Cherokee mother and an African father. He moved to North Carolina when he was two years old and lived on an Indian reservation.
Born in New York State, lived in New York City and Paris. Expressionist artist who used vivid colors to simulate (and occasionally to design) stained-glass windows; he was especially effective depicting the vulnerability of people.
Beatrice Wood fled her affluent home and proper upbringing to become an actress, artist, and writer. She was an outspoken and determined young woman who became known as the “mama of dada” because of her involvement with the Dada artists and Marcel Duchamp.