Tag: painting

Vatican Paintings | a book

Vatican Paintings | a book

I saw this article and immediately, with much excitement, ordered the book.  We have seen the most famous pieces.  The Vatican collection is massive though.  Of the many books on the Vatican art collections, I have not seen one with ALL of the Old Master […]

first axiom of art

first axiom of art

…Art is not, like science, a logic of references but a release from reference and rendition of immediate experience; a presentation of forms, images, or ideas in such a way that they will communicate, not primarily a thought or even a feeling, but an impact. […]

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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