Monthly Archives: December 2018

Edmonia Lewis recovered

CD72FA17-4462-4AE3-B0DC-0D818CD77361Scholar Marilyn Richardson and librarian Bobbie Reno brought closure to the life of American neoclassical sculpor Edmonia Lewis, whose anonymous grave in England is now marked thanks to their crowdfunding project. Above: Edmonia Lewis c. 1870, courtesy Hyperallergic and Wikimedia Commons.

 

More than meets the eye

A recent New Yorker article on new techniques used to recover the true colors of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture includes this video. Ancient funerary portraits formed the theoretical basis for surprisingly subtle painting.

The Treu Head.

Florence Hosmer, Age 16

FloHosmerPainter Florence Hosmer, a younger (much younger) cousin of sculptor Harriet Hosmer, lived in Sudbury, Massachusetts most of her life. Her former home is now a museum housing her artwork and furniture. A painter of portraits, Hosmer’s first known attempt was this self-portrait at age 16. She received many commissions in her lifetime, but mainly painted family and friends.

A docent from the Sudbury Historical Society gives a tour of Florence’s home and artwork.