Artists

15 01, 2019

Basquiat, The Original Street Artist

2019-01-17T10:49:00+00:00

Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1985, AP Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1985

He was a street kid, a teen runaway who had slept on benches in New York parks. But he was also a handsome privileged boy from an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood who had gone to private school.[…]

Basquiat, The Original Street Artist2019-01-17T10:49:00+00:00
26 06, 2018

Outsider Art is Now on the Inside!

2018-09-12T16:04:25+00:00

What is an Outsider Artist anyway?

….the artist is naive…a loner…never been in an art school or gallery…makes disturbing images…has a vision…
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William “Bill” Traylor

Construction with Exciting Event, 1939-42
Bill Traylor

Bill Traylor was most likely born around 1853. He was a slave on a cotton […]

Outsider Art is Now on the Inside!2018-09-12T16:04:25+00:00
14 03, 2018

The Artist We Love To Hate

2018-09-12T08:58:13+00:00

Double Portrait of Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach, 1964 Double Portrait of Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach, 1964
Francis Bacon
Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Was Francis Bacon really the greatest painter of the 20th century, or just a fascinating crazy mess?

Margaret Thatcher described him as “that man who […]

The Artist We Love To Hate2018-09-12T08:58:13+00:00
4 12, 2017

Wondrous Event, Wondrous Art

2018-02-06T09:25:50+00:00

1437 A.D.
The Annunciation, 1437-1446 Fra Angelico The Annunciation, 1437-1446
Fra Angelico
Convent of San Marco, Florence, Italy

The Annunciation (the announcement) is that key moment in Christian history when the angel Gabriel appears to Mary and announces that she will […]

Wondrous Event, Wondrous Art2018-02-06T09:25:50+00:00
21 03, 2017

The REAL Vincent van Gogh

2017-03-21T01:06:00+00:00

Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1989
Vincent van Gogh, (1853-1890)

Myth:  Van Gogh was a manic, possibly slightly deranged man who just spontaneously threw paint at the canvas.

Truth:  He was a very experienced […]

The REAL Vincent van Gogh2017-03-21T01:06:00+00:00
9 11, 2016

America How Great Thou ART!

2016-11-09T23:41:53+00:00

Flag, 1967 Jasper Johns, encaustic and collage on canvas (three panels) 33 1/2 x56 1/4in.Flag, 1967
Jasper Johns
The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

Jasper Johns was an acclaimed artist known for his paintings of flags, targets, and other ordinary objects in […]

America How Great Thou ART!2016-11-09T23:41:53+00:00
19 10, 2016

Surprise! Georgia O’Keeffe Watercolors

2016-10-19T02:31:11+00:00

Watercolor, Evening Star No. IV, 1917 Watercolor, Evening Star No. IV, 1917
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Surprise! Georgia O’Keeffe didn’t just make large iconic oil paintings of flowers, skyscrapers and bones against a desert landscape!

Georgia O'Keeffe at <a href=[…]

Surprise! Georgia O’Keeffe Watercolors2016-10-19T02:31:11+00:00