Georgia ‘O Keeffe (1887-1986) sample work Bella Donna, 1939; oil on canvas; private collection, loan to ‘O Keeffe museum Representing the flower ‘Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. we haven’t time – and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time. if i could paint the [...]
Armory Arts Week | The Armory Arts Show | Videos Video I of the 2008 Armory Arts Show This event kicked off a weekend of frantic art viewing. Though not as large as Basil Miami, but with over 160 international galleries represented, this is New York’s premier fair. Highlights of the 2008 show as seen [...]
Jackie Wullschlager at FT.com, in its section on art collecting, offers a landmark article ‘An Art Dealer’s Gift to the British’: “At a rowdy Gilbert and George opening in the mid-1970s, the two artists known as the “living sculptures” dared Anthony d’Offay, a shy, fusty dealer in English art, to kiss Anne Seymour, then one [...]
It is rare for a museum to hold an exhibition showcasing an art collector instead of an artist, but Peggy Guggenheim in Venice does it! This upcoming 1 November 2008 till 9 February 2009 it will hold an exhibition dedicated to Carlo Cardazzo (1908–63). The exhibition documents the variety of his interests as a patron [...]
Welcome to the #3 edition of the no name for ART carnival. The sections to this carnival are: museum shows and gallery shows artwork and artist reviews art collecting how art is made other submitted articles on contemporary fine art museum shows | gallery shows Pooch by Oscar Oiwa The Museum of Contemporary Art in [...]
Appreciating art is a pleasurable experience and should be one that nurtures your creative spirit and creates beautiful memories. But most of us are overwhelmed by the prospect of a trip to an art gallery and feel a little inept to appreciate fine art. A simple approach and a little bit of research can make your experience with art much more enjoyable and also help you develop your own unique art sense.
For this special day, honoring Motherhood, I thought to look at how some artists have depicted their own mother or an archetypal mother. Who’s Mom? The artists’ real mothers are displayed as persons with their own life. She is an individual with a personal life and character as is witnessed by her child, the artist. [...]
Continuation of part 1 of the article: Naive and Primitive Artists Dubuffet was working with the mentally ill artists, while “Outsider Art” outside of France was known to be a much more general term. It included not just the psychotic art, but also naive, self-taught, and primitive art as well. On the American scene in [...]
Art is an extremely private experience, yet, it is meant to be shared with the public. Society, as a whole, examines the art produced and has the right to approve, disapprove, acknowledge, ignore, praise and abuse it. The public or society has not remained constant over the years. In the time of the Renaissance, for example, only a select few were “society.” They commissioned art, were patrons of the arts and their artists. Today, almost anyone can share in the experience of art.