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Highlights of Turkey

We have just returned from a round trip through Turkey.

It’s incredible what this country has to offer – beautiful idyllic landscapes, the clear blue Mediterranean sea, interesting lively cities, remains of ancient settlements as well as the friendly locals and their relaxed lifestyle. 21 more words


The eye of the beholder

In our personal appreciation of a painting two approaches can be in effect.  On the one hand there is the ‘immediate’ reaction that we have to a painting, without knowledge of its origin, the historic context or an knowledge of the condition of the artist at the time that the picture was painted and then there is , on the other hand, our appreciation of the painting given knowledge of its circumstance. 303 more words


Richard Diebenkorn: a conversation (part three)

22nd May 2015, David Cook and I visited the Richard Diebenkorn exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Afterwards, we discussed the show by email. 951 more words


Last week I visited Pittsburgh for the first time. It was exciting and terrifying, a combination of business (an interview) and pleasure (a visit to family whom I have not, alas, seen in over a decade).

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Commercialization of Art

I’ve seen shirts with Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait on it, phone cases of the Starry Night, scarves with Klimt’s The Kiss on it. For a long time, this commercialization of art really bothered me. 384 more words

Where Creativity Works

Artist Quote of the Day!

“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”


Art History

Seago Skies

Edward Seago (1910-1974) was a British landscape painter. He is one of the best known and widely collected British artists of the 20th century. He enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime including royal patronage by several members of the Royal Family, including the the Queen Mother, the Duke of Edinborough and Prince Charles.   117 more words

The Landscape Atelier