And the angel, Gabriel, said to Mary, “Do not be afraid, for you shall bear a son and name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called The Son of the […]
Leonardo da Vinci dreamed of flying in the heavens. At this moment 500 years later, Nasa and SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private aerospace company, along with other nations have set their goal on […]
The State Hermitage Museum
“Look at everything through the eyes of a child without preconceived images.”
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.[…]
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…
William “Bill” Traylor
Construction with Exciting Event, 1939-42
Bill Traylor was most likely born around 1853. He was a slave on a cotton […]
Double Portrait of Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach, 1964
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 Annunciation (the announcement) is that key moment in Christian history when the angel Gabriel appears to Mary and announces that she will […]
Could This Be Love, […]
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 […]