The Artist’s Mother ~ Haring, Hockney, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso …

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. […]

Graffiti Party Art Piece

Ever found some money behind the wall paper? It happens to some people. Developers of a run-down loft business discovered they had more than the spaciousness they had hoped for in their New York City’s SoHo building. They found a large, genuine collaborative artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy, Futura 2000 […]

History of Surreal Photography

Surrealism in photography was one of the major revolutionary changes in the evolution of photography. Rather than art, photography was reviewed as a copying effort. Surrealism is the introduction of the ‘more than real’ images to the art forms. Surrealism was a movement in the art and intellectual activities, emerged after World War I. Andre […]

Famous Vogel Collection of 2500 artworks to be gifted in 2008/2009

A dream is coming through for 50 art institutions around the nation, as the renowned Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection of 2500 works of contemporary art is gifted and distributed among America’s 50 states, art museums around the country are getting excited. The Dorothy & Herbert Vogel Collection’s focus of the collection is on conceptual […]

Klimt: video on ‘The Kiss’ & his love for Women

This is a short informational video lecture about the classic impressionist painting ‘The Kiss’ by Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918). The video pulls together strands of his background, his passion, his travels, and shows you how these inputs translate into his painting. It comes as no surprise that Klimt’s favorite subject to […]

Art Education @ Art Schools in the US

I’m often asked what in my opinion the best art schools are in the United States. So, I researched the topic before making my careful selection. Of course, some schools are better for film and others for fine art/paintings, and others again for art history. And this list is no more than my opinion after […]

National Gallery Vision 2100

For today’s audiences, 20th-century art is old and 19th-century art – ancient. Can galleries overcome this challenge? questioned Michael Archer in ‘How modern art became history’, an article published in The Guardian on March 28. He applauds the policy of Nicholas Penny, the newly appointed director of the National Gallery in London, UK, to move […]

Vincent Van Gogh – A Depth of Passion Transformed – II

By John Keaton Continuation of part I of his article: Arles : A New Hope Turns Tragic Arriving in Arles on February 20, 1888, Vincent had most certainly hoped that the light of provence would inspire his work and raise his artistic abilities to a new, creative plateau. By this point, the plein-air painting he […]

Vincent Van Gogh – A Depth of Passion Transformed – I

By John Keaton “And my aim in my life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life, I hope to pass away, looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, ‘Oh, the pictures I might have made!’” -Vincent Van Gogh, Letter […]

No Name For Art – # 1

Welcome to the March 31, 2008 premiere edition of the fine art blog carnival ‘No Name For Art‘. It is our objective to showcase the best current blog articles on fine art that would be of use and interest to collectors of fine art. We’ll work with our submissions, reviewing what comes up. The submissions […]