21 10, 2015

Andy Warhol…Why Is He An Important Artist?


Andy Warhol painted icons. He painted Marilyn Monroe only after she took her own life. These images deliver a big punch. Mortality stares us in the face…Marilyn’s mortality and our own.

Andy Warhol painted history […]

Andy Warhol…Why Is He An Important Artist?2015-10-21T10:13:54-07:00
24 03, 2015

3 Famous Beds in Art


The bed is our earliest memory and perhaps our last. It is a place of repose, a place of dreams, a place to share secrets and to hide them.

Artists throughout history have used the bed as a backdrop to drama, passion, and scenes of sheer beauty.


3 Famous Beds in Art2015-03-24T10:16:29-07:00
3 03, 2015

Lady in Gold


Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I,1907 Gustav Klimt

The young woman floats in a shimmering crust of gold. Her dark head emerges, as if drowning in gold. Her look is sultry, an earthly goddess.

The model, Adele Bloch-Bauer, was […]

Lady in Gold2015-03-03T10:30:21-08:00
27 01, 2015

Blue Rider: Rebel Art


Winter Landscape I, 1909 Wassily Kandinsky

A little over 100 years ago, in 1911, a group of Russian and German artists working in Munich rebelled against the established traditions of art in Germany. The group named themselves “Blue Rider.”


Blue Rider: Rebel Art2015-01-27T10:56:08-08:00
2 12, 2014

Henri Matisse: Best Work Ever



Henri Matisse (1869-1954) has risen to rock star celebrity. He is beloved throughout the world. 500,000 people packed the Tate Museum in London last summer to see his show. The Tate turned the final weekend of the run into a kind of all-night sleepover […]

Henri Matisse: Best Work Ever2014-12-02T09:24:48-08:00
11 11, 2014

3 Iconic Surrealist Paintings


The Persistence of Memory, 1931 Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory is undoubtedly the most famous Surrealist painting in history. The dripping clocks reflect the inner workings of Dalí’s subconscious and convey a simple message: time as we know it is meaningless.

What really is Surrealist […]

3 Iconic Surrealist Paintings2014-11-11T21:55:13-08:00
21 10, 2014

Not to be Missed! Art in Alcatraz!


Ai Weiwei (pronounced eye way-way) is China’s best-known artist. He protests the abuses of the Chinese government.

To punish him the Chinese condemned Ai’s art, burned his studio, and held him in a […]

Not to be Missed! Art in Alcatraz!2014-10-21T02:50:03-07:00
20 08, 2014

America’s First Family of Art!


Cover Illustration for Treasure Island, N.C. Wyeth

The Grandfather: N.C. Wyeth, 1882-1945

One of America’s foremost illustrators, N.C. Wyeth painted adventure scenes with unforgettable characters. Bring back memories???

Christina's World, 1948 Andrew Wyeth[…]

America’s First Family of Art!2014-08-20T18:25:44-07:00
29 07, 2014

3 Terrific Tips on Showing Art in your Living Space


Ever wonder how to best show your art…those pieces you have lovingly collected over the years? Top San Francisco designer, Linda Applewhite, presents 3 terrific ideas!

Linda Applewhite’s Design Tips

Play With Color and Texture

Street Scene, Gugger PetterTo make artwork stand out in a room! Combine […]

3 Terrific Tips on Showing Art in your Living Space2014-07-29T14:45:18-07:00
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