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Frida Kahlo, Animated Portrait

Frida Kahlo, Animated Portrait

An inspired animation of Frida Kahlo’s famous portrait that was taken by her father, Guillermo Kahlo, in 1932 .  The animation incorporates key images from her works that also defined her life as she depicted it on canvas.  I had to have it.   via […]

Homage to Prince with Miles Davis

Homage to Prince with Miles Davis

This is a Billboard article written by Natalie Weiner.  It is about the collaboration of two innovative icons of the music arts, Prince and one of his most powerful influences, Miles Davis.  Titans of talent and musical creativity.  A fitting piece in the wake of […]

Animated Short by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

Animated Short by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

  Destino An animated collaboration between Salvador Dali and  Walt Disney.  1946.  

artist at work

artist at work

“If I didn’t have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think.  I would have forgotten my reason to exist.” ~ Annie Leibovitz  

Boccardi Hebrew illuminated manuscript

The Jewish community of Florence  flourished in the 15th-century, their position closely linked to the fortunes of the de’ Medici.  Lorenzo il magnifico was their protector; he encouraged Jewish scholarship and scholars. It is, then, unsurprising that Jewish patrons of this Mahzor (Jewish holiday prayerbook) solicited an […]

Caravaggio, the film

Caravaggio, the film

I ran across this today.  British bio pic (1986) about Caravaggio through his work.  Staring Nigel Terry, classical stage actor of Excalibur fame. A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. […]

master drawings of da Vinci

Da Vinci’s drawings were extraordinary ‘doodles’, ideas, life studies and studies for paintings.  I much prefer his drawings to the paintings.  Blaspheme!   Foremost, aesthetically.  But more importantly, to appreciate his technical and creative process.  I have studied and drawn from them since I was […]

15 minutes

15 minutes

Andy Warhol birth anniversary.  August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987. He was one of the most successful commercial artists of the 1950s.  He began the 1960s  on the edge, avante-gard and controversial.   His work blurred the conceptual and aesthetic lines dividing high art from pop […]



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