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What we paint is a product of what we think and what we think is governed by what food we serve up to our mind. Thomas Couture (1815 – 1879) offered sound advice in his book Conversations on Art Methods (1867) when he advised the young artist to read “good books” to feed the mind, including; Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, Moliere, Cervantes, Rousseau, Bernardin de Saint Pierre. 425 more words
This weekend, much of the contemporary art world makes a pilgrimage to Chicago.
The well-regarded Expo Chicago art fair returns to the Midwestern capital Thursday, September 17 through the 20 at the Navy Pier, and is accompanied by a slew of major gallery and museum openings—David Adjaye at the Art Institute and the launch of artist art star Theaster Gates’ nonprofit Rebuild Foundation—taking place during the city’s concurrent Chicago Art Week. 671 more words