Category Archives: Famous Works of Art

Don’t Laugh

We all know the importance of practicing…but, what shall we practice? That’s always a question, and it’s often answered with a recommendation to copy the masters. There are many benefits to be gained from this sort of practice, but…that’s not

Don’t Laugh

We all know the importance of practicing…but, what shall we practice? That’s always a question, and it’s often answered with a recommendation to copy the masters. There are many benefits to be gained from this sort of practice, but…that’s not

If It Isn’t Fine…

Two years ago I posed a question about art — what makes a work a piece of art? With over 100 “likes” and more than 100 comments, that post — Yes, But Is It Art? — has become the most

If It Isn’t Fine…

Two years ago I posed a question about art — what makes a work a piece of art? With over 100 “likes” and more than 100 comments, that post — Yes, But Is It Art? — has become the most

Landscape and the Sublime: The Art of Caspar David Friedrich

Friedrich wanted to capture elements of the sublime, that moment of “connection” that often happens when we contemplate the natural world, that inexpressible feeling of our own spiritual being, our awareness that we are but a part of something greater than our insignificant selves.

Landscape and the Sublime: The Art of Caspar David Friedrich

Friedrich wanted to capture elements of the sublime, that moment of “connection” that often happens when we contemplate the natural world, that inexpressible feeling of our own spiritual being, our awareness that we are but a part of something greater than our insignificant selves.

Small Things Brought Together — The Greatness of Van Gogh

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”  – Vincent Van Gogh Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to see an exhibition of Van Gogh’s paintings while they were on loan to the St. Louis

Small Things Brought Together — The Greatness of Van Gogh

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”  – Vincent Van Gogh Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to see an exhibition of Van Gogh’s paintings while they were on loan to the St. Louis

Lend Me Your Ears!

We all learned that line from Julius Caesar, didn’t we? I happen to be very fond of Shakespeare, especially his tragedies. I enjoyed memorizing Mark Antony’s funeral oration when I was in school.   Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

Lend Me Your Ears!

We all learned that line from Julius Caesar, didn’t we? I happen to be very fond of Shakespeare, especially his tragedies. I enjoyed memorizing Mark Antony’s funeral oration when I was in school.   Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;

Motion in Art – Wise Words from Degas

Edgar Degas has always been one of my favorite artists. Although he’s been gone from the world for nearly a hundred years — he died in September, 1917 — he lives forever through his art. Even more, he continues to

Motion in Art – Wise Words from Degas

Edgar Degas has always been one of my favorite artists. Although he’s been gone from the world for nearly a hundred years — he died in September, 1917 — he lives forever through his art. Even more, he continues to