Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Minimalist Contemplation

“I once taught art to adults in a night course. I had a woman who painted her back yard, and she said it was the first time she had ever really looked at it. I think everyone sees beauty. Art is a way to respond.” —Agnes Martin As a painter, I understand a number of paintings more readily than...
May 27th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Media | Read More

Thief! Top 10 Art Heists

By now you’ve doubtless heard about the brazen art heist in France.  The security system at the Museum of Modern Art, Paris, had been broken since March 30 this year.  On May 20, a lone burglar wearing a face mask cut a padlock and broke a window to gain entry to the museum.  He stole five paintings...
May 23rd, 2010 | Art & Literature, Media | Read More

Twenty | 21 May 2010

Two nights ago, five paintings were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art.  Among them was this piece, L’Olivier pres de l’Estaque, by Georges Braque. Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed...
May 21st, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Twenty | 14 May 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Irises by Van Gogh. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the original one (as...
May 14th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Paint & Portraiture: John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent may rightly be considered the king of portrait painting. He worked in a style that loosely filled in figures’ backgrounds, while carefully depicting their faces. Most of his portraits were commissions, made either for the person pictured or else someone who loved them. “Portrait...
May 9th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Media | Read More

Twenty | 7 May 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Three Musicians by Picasso. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the original...
May 7th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Paint & Portraiture: Pierre Bonnard

So far we’ve talked a lot about narrative paintings, compositions which are based on or tell a specific story.  For the next couple of weeks, we’ll focus more on portraiture.  Today, we’ll spend the day with Pierre Bonnard’s “Portrait of Leila Claude Anet”.  Painted...
May 3rd, 2010 | Art & Literature, Media, Other | Read More

Twenty | 30 April 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Doubting Saint Thomas by Caravaggio. Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the...
April 30th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More

Art and Perception: Degas

Though it is popular to view art as the self-expression of the artist, a great deal of it is in fact dedicated to problems of perception: the process of recording observed forms presents the opportunity to correct perceptual errors. Most drawing instructors will assure you that the first and most foundational...
April 26th, 2010 | Art & Literature, Culture, Media | Read More

Twenty | 23 April 2010

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Today’s featured image is Opening of the Fifth Seal of the Apocalypse by El Greco. Every individual image may be contemplated in...
April 23rd, 2010 | Art & Literature, Other, Twenty | Read More