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.”

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”

Phoenix Urban Art

Phoenix, Arizona is one of America’s fastest-growing cities. In fact, data released by the census bureau declared Phoenix as the fastest growing city in the United States between 2010 and 2020. During that time, Phoenix added 163,000 more residents, which translates to an 11.2% growth. Naturally, all this growth means that the city that I’ve knownContinue reading “Phoenix Urban Art”

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?”