Contemporary

2 06, 2020

Some Good News! Space Art

2020-06-03T19:45:46-07:00

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
15 01, 2019

Basquiat, The Original Street Artist

2020-06-01T16:19:06-07:00

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
14 03, 2018

The Artist We Love To Hate

2020-05-29T04:28:51-07:00

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 Hate2020-05-29T04:28:51-07:00
21 03, 2017

The REAL Vincent van Gogh

2017-03-21T01:06:00-07:00

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 Gogh2017-03-21T01:06:00-07:00
9 11, 2016

America How Great Thou ART!

2016-11-09T23:41:53-08:00

Flag, 1967 Jasper Johns, encaustic and collage on canvas (three panels) 33 1/2 x56 1/4in.Flag, 1967
Jasper Johns
The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

Jasper Johns was an acclaimed artist known for his paintings of flags, targets, and other ordinary objects in […]

America How Great Thou ART!2016-11-09T23:41:53-08:00
19 10, 2016

Surprise! Georgia O’Keeffe Watercolors

2016-10-19T02:31:11-07:00

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!

Georgia O'Keeffe at <a href=[…]

Surprise! Georgia O’Keeffe Watercolors2016-10-19T02:31:11-07:00
1 03, 2016

The Kiss and Art

2016-03-01T17:25:18-08:00

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 Art2016-03-01T17:25:18-08:00
3 02, 2016

Ahhh-mazingg’ Art Museum

2016-02-03T09:07:04-08:00

 
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 Museum2016-02-03T09:07:04-08:00
5 01, 2016

Artists to Watch in 2016!

2016-01-05T23:45:35-08:00

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!2016-01-05T23:45:35-08:00
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