Impressionist

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
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!

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Surprise! Georgia O’Keeffe Watercolors2016-10-19T02:31:11+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
5 01, 2016

Artists to Watch in 2016!

2016-01-05T23:45:35+00:00

Spielbergian Climax, Hebru Brantley, 2014 Spielbergian Climax, Hebru Brantley, 2014

Hebru Brantley

33 years old and 6’8″ tall, Hebru Brantley is Chicago’s fastest-rising visual artist. A street painter turned fine artist making comic-book style pop-art paintings, his figures reflect his growing up on the south side of […]

Artists to Watch in 2016!2016-01-05T23:45:35+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
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
2 12, 2014

Henri Matisse: Best Work Ever

2014-12-02T09:24:48+00:00

Matisse-Zulma-1950

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) has risen to rock star celebrity. He is beloved throughout the world. 500,000 people packed the Tate Museum in London last summer to see his show. The Tate turned the final weekend of the run into a kind of all-night sleepover […]

Henri Matisse: Best Work Ever2014-12-02T09:24:48+00:00
30 06, 2014

Robert De Niro, Sr. – The Artist

2014-06-30T10:32:52+00:00

Did you know that Robert De Niro’s father was a brilliant artist?

Last Painting, 1993, Robert De Niro Sr.

At last, one of art’s unsung heroes is being honored!…and by his son, Robert De Niro, Jr.

The elder De Niro was […]

Robert De Niro, Sr. – The Artist2014-06-30T10:32:52+00:00
8 04, 2014

Art and The Radiant Bath

2014-04-08T13:46:38+00:00

Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), French master of 20th Century art, painted this intimate, jewel-like image of his life-long muse and wife, Marthe, […]

Art and The Radiant Bath2014-04-08T13:46:38+00:00