25 11, 2013

Would YOU buy this painting?


Someone did!  A member of the royal family of Qatar, Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani, dubbed the most powerful woman in art, reportedly bought Three Studies of Lucian Freud.

The painting sold for $142 million dollars.

Artist Francis Bacon […]

Would YOU buy this painting?2013-11-25T12:55:57-08:00
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
8 07, 2013



Heroes arise from everyday life. Supernatural and powerful forces lead the ordinary person to perform wondrous deeds, often bestowing good upon their fellow man.


Joan of Arc’s story is one of those rare events in history […]

10 06, 2013

Art Venice, Art Venice, Art Venice


If you happen to be in Venice, Italy between June and November, you will see art everywhere…strange art, really ugly art, and beautiful, take-your-breath-away art!   Art is in the museums, the palazzos, the canal-fronted warehouses, small intimate gardens!   It’s everywhere!

The Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious contemporary art shows in the […]

Art Venice, Art Venice, Art Venice2013-06-10T16:36:16-07:00
30 04, 2013

Lightning Strikes Art!


Alert!  Alert!  Lightning has struck in the world of art and science!

The question:  Does art enhance science and math…and vice versa?

The answer:  Yes!   There are correlations between a Rembrandt portrait […]

Lightning Strikes Art!2013-04-30T17:07:22-07:00
9 04, 2013

Art is Everywhere, It’s Everywhere!


Yes!  We can be surrounded by great design…as we work, travel, practice our religion, and just live.



This astonishing 54-story tower and it’s smaller companion building lean and loom like science-fiction creatures poised to stomp all over […]

Art is Everywhere, It’s Everywhere!2013-04-09T18:29:19-07:00
23 01, 2013

Girl with a Pearl Earring


Did we just call out her name?  Is she turning to us to whisper a secret?  We lose ourselves in her gaze, and all of a sudden we feel a quickening of the heart…a charge of energy.

We […]

Girl with a Pearl Earring2013-01-23T14:35:24-08:00
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