April 15, 2018

Float On

April serves as an intermediary month, particularly weather wise.  Teasing summer with a select few days of sunshine and More...

April 1, 2018

Take me to Church

FADA’s inventory of churches demonstrates the nuances of church architecture reflecting the communities surrounding it-and displays the diversity of More...

March 15, 2018

Give Me a Sign

Taking directions from FADA's inventory of artwork messages More...

March 1, 2018

Creatures of Habit

This post examines the repeating motifs in artists' oeuvres. More...

February 15, 2018

The Universal Color

Reeling from Valentine’s Day inundation of red hearts, candies and flowers, this post provides an antidote by calling attention More...

February 3, 2018

Red for Love

Ladies in red. More...

January 15, 2018

The Decadent

Decadence, a term most closely associated with the pathological symptoms of Aestheticism, characterized the perceived immorality of the Victorian More...

January 1, 2018

En Masse

Inspired by the thrill of sharing in the excitement-but also with the annoyance of traffic, this FADAblog posts highlights More...

December 15, 2017

En Route

In the midst of the holiday exodus, many will be taking journeys-to both familiar and unfamiliar places. More...

December 1, 2017

Headcase

With the upcoming Royal Wedding revving up dreams of spectacular hats, we look to the art of fashion-particularly those More...

November 15, 2017

Apple of My Eye

Ushering in the fall season with the North East’s favorite fruit: the apple.  An emblem of the season, its More...

October 30, 2017

Into the Woods

In anticipation of Halloween’s hoopla, this post looks beyond the costumes-covered in our post on the P(arty)-and to the More...

October 15, 2017

Windswept

The unsung hero in artworks tends to be those invisible forces-aka the wind-energizing an artwork’s atmosphere.  Although the wind More...

October 1, 2017

The Grazers

Pastoral settings, glorified in the Baroque canvases of Claude Lorrain, idealized nature’s harmony.  Throughout the history of art, pastoral More...

September 15, 2017

Gone Fishing

The depiction of fishing in art history-though a seemingly odd subject to focus on-denotes subtle social positions when contemplating More...

September 1, 2017

Lost in the Study

Back to school and September calls for the retreat inside.  With a wardrobe overhaul replacing last blog post’s bikinis, More...

August 15, 2017

The Bikini

In this ode to the last days of summer, this post captures the visual history of the bikini (and More...

August 1, 2017

How Medieval!

With the eccentricities and curiosities of Alessandro Michel’s Instagram driving the Gucci Gothic Aesthetic, this post examines how the More...

July 18, 2017

FADA’s Summer of Love

With museums curating exhibits centered around the political and artistic culture of the 1960’s-images of San Francisco’s flower children, More...

July 1, 2017

The Art of Urban Planning

This post looks to the (art) historical precedent of cities’ public spaces-especially gardens. While Hausmann provided breathing room More...

June 16, 2017

In the Studio

Blogs inventorying the body scrubs and bags of personal medicine cabinets and closets entice readers with the diverse styles More...

June 1, 2017

In the Backyard

It’s backyard season. The preferred venue for summer weekends and holiday celebrations, the backyard is an emblem of More...

May 15, 2017

Low Rider

A symbol of modern mobility-the car- with video game and movie franchises dedicated to the mechanism, is pop culture’s More...

April 15, 2017

As The Italians Do

While many consider the 19th century as artists' breaking point with religious subjects, artists since have examined and re-appropriated More...

April 1, 2017

Fool Me Once

To celebrate April Fool’s Day, this post reflects on art historical staple, Trompe L’oeil. Literally to deceive the More...

March 15, 2017

The Bestseller List

Perusing through bookstores today brings about the difficult decision of choosing between two artfully designed book covers. Obviously a More...

February 27, 2017

FADA DOES DESERT X: A weeke...

Inaugural art exhibition Desert X debuted this weekend. With the desert landscape providing an exhibition space and locus for More...

February 15, 2017

Best Picture

With the approach of the Oscars, compensating for a generally lull February film season, we look again to FADA’s More...

February 1, 2017

In the Valley of FADA

In anticipation of the upcoming, FADA-supported Desert X, curated, site-specific art installations throughout the Palm Springs Desert area, this More...

January 26, 2017

FADA at the Fair!

While FADA brought a tease of the Desert (X) to 2017’s LA Art Show, there were seven show-stopper FADA More...

December 15, 2016

The Nude, Part II

Last week’s blog post visually examined the female nude in relation to the bath scene. Commencing with Praxiteles More...

December 1, 2016

The Nude, Part 1

Although the subject of disrobing seems a bit contradictory to this season’s frigid weather conditions, this blog post is More...

November 15, 2016

Sitter’s Choice

The introduction of photography as a medium for portraiture-even up to today’s iPhone shots, reveals that sitter’s are even More...

November 1, 2016

Clowning Around

Why are clowns such a popular subject for artists? More...

October 31, 2016

Everyday FADA

Contemporary art historical scholarship often reflects upon the functionality of art. While DADA artists of the twentieth century elevated More...

October 6, 2016

The Architecture of FADA

Archeologists or anthropologies closely study how exterior spaces are a reflection of the cultures which created them. Additionally, More...

September 16, 2016

Fifty Shades of FADA

As the world is abuzz with intel from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie set, it seems appropriate to More...

September 16, 2016

FADA at the Museum

As the summer season descends upon the art world, museum destinations often increase in popularity as the close of More...

September 2, 2016

The Academics

With first days of school beckoning back students, this post is an homage to learning (equally supported by More...

August 17, 2016

Going for Gold

FADA goes for gold in this post's celebration of competition in art. More...

July 1, 2016

Calling Major Tom

Swooning over Rihanna’s latest “Sledgehammer” video for StarTrek (although her makeup seemingly borrows from fashion icon Michele Lamy), one More...

June 15, 2016

Un Café S’il vous pl...

Karl Lagerfeld’s Brasserie Gabrielle, staged within the magnificent beaux-arts structure of the Grand Palais (seasonally decorated for each collection More...

June 1, 2016

Countryside Escape

As last month’s post was an ode to the more quieter tones of city life, today’s post showcases the More...

May 15, 2016

The Still Urban-Scape

While most engage in and seek out urban lifestyles for the activity of the hustle and bustle, representations of More...

May 1, 2016

Costume Queens

We’re all living vicariously through Instagram for updates on this year’s Met Gala with its enigmatic theme, “Manus X More...

March 15, 2016

The Hills Are Alive…w...

Feeling a bit musical this March (most definitely influenced by binge-watching Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle), this month’s post More...

March 1, 2016

It Takes Two

In Art History, there are a number of famous familial, platonic and amorous pairs: who’s your favorite? More...

February 15, 2016

From FADA with LOVE

While Valentine’s Day is over and done with, many of those lovable feelings, leftover chocolates, and some-what fresh flowers More...

February 1, 2016

Monkeying Around

Each animal of the Lunar New Year possesses certain traits which we often readily accept (or deny) as facets More...

January 15, 2016

And the best picture goes t...

With Oscar Nominatations abuzz, this post connects FADA's inventory to the diverse range of Oscar Best Picture nominations. More...

January 1, 2016

FADA, A Year in Review

To start off FADABlog in 2016, this post reflects upon 2015 (FADA's 25th year) and the exciting 2015 gallery More...

December 15, 2015

The Sounds of Art

Viewing a painting can be a very thoughtful and still activity. Although many evocative paintings can stir viewer’s More...

December 1, 2015

Fabrics, Patterns, & P...

Ramon Dilley, La Swann, l'ete, du Cote des Cures Marines, Oil on canvas, Vallejo Maritime Gallery. Sumptuous textiles often More...

November 15, 2015

In Protest of Color

FADA/blog has been devoted to highlighting monochromatic works of color in its collection, with vibrant pops of orange and More...

November 1, 2015

The P(ART)y

Halloween revelries (or seances) probably transpired on your Saturday night, allowing those who really partook in the festivities to More...

October 15, 2015

A Rough Sketch

Sometimes, there is a beauty to something that appears unfinished. Artists will often sketch their preliminary ideas onto More...

October 1, 2015

The Furry Friends of FADA

Making their debut around 17,000 years ago in the Lascaux cave paintings, animals as artistic subjects have been synonymous More...

September 15, 2015

Room with a View

Renaissance figure Alberti famously claimed that a painting should offer a perspective like one gets when looking out of More...

September 1, 2015

The Art-Industrial Complex

While artists often created landscapes as an idyllic escape from civilization's chaos, the industrialization of modern world was immortalized More...

August 15, 2015

For the Jetsetter

Works of art allow viewers to see new places and cultures from the unique perspective of the artist. This More...