8 04, 2014

Art and The Radiant Bath


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 Bath2014-04-08T13:46:38-07:00
10 12, 2013

World’s Largest Portrait of…


Johannesburg – Nelson Mandela is lilac, pulsing-pink, blue, and sandy tan.  He is a collection of energy, a precise assembly of meticulously measured stripes.

This describes the gigantic portrait, 14 feet high, honoring “Tata,” or father, the term of endearment many South Africans use for […]

World’s Largest Portrait of…2013-12-10T12:18:59-08:00
15 10, 2013

The Earliest Art Form…Dance!


Dance has long been considered the earliest art form, but it has been elusive to capture and difficult to document.  Hence, scant records of dance movements exist.

Fortunately, artists throughout time have depicted  dancers on cave walls, pottery, tapestries, marble, parchment, canvas, and most recently on computer screens.


The Earliest Art Form…Dance!2013-10-15T11:09:11-07:00
1 10, 2013

Virginia Woolf: Who’s Afraid of Art?


Virginia Woolf:   “One should be a painter.  As a writer, I feel the beauty, which is almost entirely colour, very subtle, very changeable, running over my pen, as if you poured a large jug of champagne over a hairpin.”

Woolf […]

Virginia Woolf: Who’s Afraid of Art?2013-10-01T13:01:51-07:00
4 09, 2013

Munch…more than just “The Scream”


Edvard Munch, Norway’s greatest artist and famous for The Scream, once hooted and jeered by the public? How could that be?

Munch’s paintings were revolutionary. The technique of scratching, layering and smudging the canvas was unheard of.  

His subjects were the complex ones of life, death, anxiety and human sexuality…frightening in their intensity […]

Munch…more than just “The Scream”2013-09-04T00:43:10-07:00
21 08, 2013

Cubism Understood at Last!


The Father of Modern Art…Picasso?  Nope.

Linda Blair, renowned San Diego Art Historian, asserts Paul Cézanne,  French painter in the latter part of the 1800‘s, as the precursor of Cubism and hence, the true Father of Modern Art…not Picasso!

Cézanne, Cubism, Father of Modern Art[…]

Cubism Understood at Last!2013-08-21T11:49:29-07:00
24 07, 2013

Degas At The Races


Edgar Degas, one of the greatest French Impressionists of the mid-1800’s, painted more than just ballerinas.  Yes, indeed.

In the winter of 1872 Degas traveled to New Orleans, the birthplace of his mother, and became enamored with horses […]

Degas At The Races2013-07-24T10:20:16-07:00
25 03, 2013

The Most Famous Supper in History


Leonardo da Vinci captured the moment in which Jesus makes the staggering announcement that he will be betrayed by one of His disciples. This is the last supper they will share.

He is indeed betrayed by Judas Iscariot […]

The Most Famous Supper in History2013-03-25T11:14:18-07:00
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