2 06, 2020

Some Good News! Space Art


SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule
May 30-31, 2020

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 […]

Some Good News! Space Art2020-06-03T19:45:46-07:00
23 03, 2020

Staying Home: A Little Art To Cheer Us Up!


Painters Family, 1911, Henri Matisse

Painter’s Family, 1911
Henri Matisse
The State Hermitage Museum


Family Portrait, 2011, Kirby Kendrick

Family Portrait, 2011
Kirby Kendrick

“Look at everything through the eyes of a child without preconceived images.”
-Matisse […]

Staying Home: A Little Art To Cheer Us Up!2020-06-01T16:44:26-07:00
15 01, 2019

Basquiat, The Original Street Artist


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 Artist2020-06-01T16:19:06-07:00
26 06, 2018

Outsider Art is Now on the Inside!


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

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

Outsider Art is Now on the Inside!2018-09-12T16:04:25-07:00
14 03, 2018

The Artist We Love To Hate


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 Hate2020-05-29T04:28:51-07:00
4 12, 2017

Wondrous Event, Wondrous Art


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 Art2018-02-06T09:25:50-08:00
21 03, 2017

The REAL Vincent van Gogh


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 Gogh2017-03-21T01:06:00-07:00
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