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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
1 03, 2016

The Kiss and Art

2016-03-01T17:25:18+00:00

The Kiss of Betrayal

"Kiss of Judas", 1304-06, Giotto, Fresco (detail) Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy “Kiss of Judas” Fresco (detail), 1304-06
Giotto di Bondone

This magnificent fresco portraying the betrayal of Jesus, was painted by Giotto over 700 years ago in the […]

The Kiss and Art2016-03-01T17:25:18+00:00
3 02, 2016

Ahhh-mazingg’ Art Museum

2016-02-03T09:07:04+00:00

 
AHHH-MAZINGG’!

Hottest new museum to hit USA is the Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles! The architecture alone is worth the trip…a honeycombed boxy building tilted on its side filled with natural light.

Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA September 20, 2015 Broad Museum
Los […]

Ahhh-mazingg’ Art Museum2016-02-03T09:07:04+00:00
21 10, 2015

Andy Warhol…Why Is He An Important Artist?

2015-10-21T10:13:54+00:00

Andy Warhol painted icons. He painted Marilyn Monroe only after she took her own life. These images deliver a big punch. Mortality stares us in the face…Marilyn’s mortality and our own.

Andy Warhol painted history […]

Andy Warhol…Why Is He An Important Artist?2015-10-21T10:13:54+00:00
1 09, 2015

Dark Moments…Great Painters

2015-09-01T10:38:52+00:00

Ever wondered why we are fascinated and confused by beautiful paintings that have ominous images?

Brain researchers in the field of Neuroscience have increasingly turned their eyes on art in an effort to understand how we see these works of art.

There is a deep portion of the brain, the amygdala, which triggers BOTH negative […]

Dark Moments…Great Painters2015-09-01T10:38:52+00:00
2 06, 2015

Most Famous Art Show In The World

2015-06-02T02:15:15+00:00

If you ​happen to be in Venice between June and November this year, you will find yourself in the midst of the most important art show in the world,​ t​h​e Venice Biennale. The Olympics of art.

Art from 88 countries fills the museums, the palazzos, the canal-­fronted warehouses, […]

Most Famous Art Show In The World2015-06-02T02:15:15+00:00
24 03, 2015

3 Famous Beds in Art

2015-03-24T10:16:29+00:00

The bed is our earliest memory and perhaps our last. It is a place of repose, a place of dreams, a place to share secrets and to hide them.

Artists throughout history have used the bed as a backdrop to drama, passion, and scenes of sheer beauty.

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3 Famous Beds in Art2015-03-24T10:16:29+00:00
27 01, 2015

Blue Rider: Rebel Art

2015-01-27T10:56:08+00:00

Winter Landscape I, 1909 Wassily Kandinsky

A little over 100 years ago, in 1911, a group of Russian and German artists working in Munich rebelled against the established traditions of art in Germany. The group named themselves “Blue Rider.”

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Blue Rider: Rebel Art2015-01-27T10:56:08+00:00