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 […]
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.[…]
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 […]
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 […]
Jasper Johns was an acclaimed artist known for his paintings of flags, targets, and other ordinary objects in […]
Surprise! Georgia O’Keeffe didn’t just make large iconic oil paintings of flowers, skyscrapers and bones against a desert landscape!
The Kiss of Betrayal
This magnificent fresco portraying the betrayal of Jesus, was painted by Giotto over 700 years ago in the […]
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.
Spielbergian Climax, Hebru Brantley, 2014
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 […]