The Banksy painting that sensationally self-destructed three years ago after selling for $1.4 million at auction was resold by Sotheby’s Thursday for 18.6 million pounds, or $25.4 million dollars in Oct 2021. At the time of the shredding incident, Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art, Europe, said: “Banksy didn’t destroy an artwork in the auction, heContinue reading “The Art of Nothingness”
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Caspar David Friedrich
Everyone has their favorite artist, some artist that they connect to in their heart. Some people adore Monet for his colors, some love Van Gogh for his vitality, and some might love Picasso just because they know of no other artist. For myself, it is Caspar David Friedrich whom I fell for because I amContinue reading “Caspar David Friedrich”
What is Art Anymore?
So, my husband showed me a video the other day. It was a montage of artistic movements throughout history as interpreted by A.I. (artificial intelligence). The video starts off normally enough with images of Ice Age cave art before it morphs into Ancient Egyptian Art, Greek Art, Roman Art, Christian Art, Renaissance Art, Romantic Art,Continue reading “What is Art Anymore?”
Has the Real Estate Market Killed the Artist?
So, I recently started reading a book I picked up from the library the other day. I’m currently on page 97, but I read something in the previous chapter that stuck with me. In the aforementioned chapter, the author mentions that one of her favorite paintings of a bridge over the Seine was Albert Marquet’sContinue reading “Has the Real Estate Market Killed the Artist?”
A Tale of Two Colors
The similarity between Ukraine’s national flag and Van Gogh’s painting Wheatfield with Crows has been running through my mind. Both images speak volumes with two primary colors, and they both convey similar meanings. Wheat fields were one of Van Gogh’s favorite scenes to paint, for it was in those fields where he found his voiceContinue reading “A Tale of Two Colors”
Caravaggio. A pilgrimage.
I came to Italy for Pompeii, but I came to Rome for Caravaggio. I encountered my first Caravaggio painting at the Louvre when I came across his convincing depiction of the “Death of the Virgin.” There was something so three-dimensionally lifelike about the recumbent image of Mary that convinced me that this man named Caravaggio wasContinue reading “Caravaggio. A pilgrimage.”
I have always loved poetry. I am passionate about history, art, travel, nature, and music. I put together a little poetry collection which is currently free to download on Amazon for the next several days (until Nov 20). Click here for a free copy! Tower of Joan of Arc Your walls are goneYour creators areContinue reading “Past Poetry”
A Little Known Artist
I have always been a fan of Japanese woodcut pictures. There is something about the simplicity of design and the vibrant use of color that attracts my eye. The art of woodcut prints involves reducing a scene to its most essential elements, and it takes a discerning eye to see something for simply what itContinue reading “A Little Known Artist”
Does Art Have Meaning?
What does art mean? Does art defy meaning? Does art exist because humans say it does or does art exist in spite of ourselves? All the world is art. Everything from a speck of dust to a statue made by Michelangelo can realistically be termed as “art.” If art can be everything, then art canContinue reading “Does Art Have Meaning?”