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
6 01, 2015

Turner, Brilliant Painter of Light



Light, light, light. Light in all its effervescence; light falling in scattered shining flecks, shimmering incandescent pigment. Light like it had never before been painted.

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) became the leading artist of his era. A classical painter, heavily influenced by the old masters, he […]

Turner, Brilliant Painter of Light2015-01-06T03:26:31-08:00
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
29 09, 2014

3 Famous Outsider Artists


Outsider Art:
Naive…visionary…never been in an art school or gallery…disturbing images…

Clementine Hunter was born in 1886, twenty years after the Civil War, when segregation and oppression of  blacks was still rampant.  Her child-like paintings of picking cotton, picking […]

3 Famous Outsider Artists2014-09-29T22:30:03-07:00
30 06, 2014

Robert De Niro, Sr. – The Artist


Did you know that Robert De Niro’s father was a brilliant artist?

Last Painting, 1993, Robert De Niro Sr.

At last, one of art’s unsung heroes is being honored!…and by his son, Robert De Niro, Jr.

The elder De Niro was […]

Robert De Niro, Sr. – The Artist2014-06-30T10:32:52-07:00
18 03, 2014

Spectacular Performance Art


Studio Visit, 2005  Joe Sola

Artist Joe Sola was in his second story studio being interviewed by a couple of haughty and condescending art critics.

Midway through the humdrum interview Sola got up and took a flying leap out of his closed second story […]

Spectacular Performance Art2014-03-18T12:08:11-07:00