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Hot Spot in the Glass City

Blown, cast, cut, colored or clear, opaque or translucent, artworks made from glass have a seductive quality that is hard to resist. Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections… 561 more words

Art Exhibit

Beauty is Strange...

and this strangeness differentiates it from prettiness, which is no ordinary thing.”                    Fred Tomaselli 2008

In Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds, now on exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art,  the artworks first soothe and attract, then disquiet and disturb.   351 more words

Art Exhibit

Forced Critical Reflection: Museums

I had two other WWOOFers with me on the farm in South Carolina. One of these had a tendency to call people out on environmental wrongdoings and general foolishness. 1,190 more words

Artistic Ramblings

Cézanne's The Basket of Apples

“I will astonish Paris with an apple”, boasted Paul Cézanne once. And indeed he did astonish the haute Parisians. As a matter of fact he managed to astonish the whole world! 143 more words


El Greco and the Tension of Tangents

Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), known as El Greco, was a man out of time. He learned to paint Byzantine icons in his home on Crete, studied with Titian and others in Italy, and made a successful art career for himself in Spain. 549 more words


Cleopatra and Caesar

What struck me (smack in my face) when I saw the painting Cleopatra and Caesar by Jean-Léon Gérôme was the eye-popping, jaw-dropping, drool-inducing beauty of Cleopatra. 167 more words

Canon Rebel T3