Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tim Burton

While he is definatly not considered a historical artist by any means, and most of you know him for his movies: Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Big Fish and his latest Alice in Wonderland. He also a very accomplished artist, and seeing that this is October hand Halloween quickly approaching, I thought it only right to give him his proper dues.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010


In a famous self-portrait, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo stands alongside her famous husband, Diego Rivera. He towers over her; she looks almost like a child trapped in the grip of a huge, bearish figure. But that image is deceptive, because Frida has proved to have a power that belies her diminutive stature. Although she painted in obscurity during much of her life, in recent years her reputation has grown and now equals that of her celebrated husband. Her striking self-portraits of a damaged but defiant woman clad in colorful Mexican garb have caught the imagination of the entire world. Kahlo has become a feminist icon--the epitome of the woman overpowered and victimized by a potent man but gradually emerging from his shadow. She now stands as one of the most revered women artists of all time. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Andy Warhol

Andrew Warhola (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and member of highly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Charles Bell

Charles Bell (1935 – 1995) was an American Photorealist, known primarily for his large scale still lifes.
With a subject matter primarily of vintage toys, gumball machines, and dolls and action figures (the latter frequently arranged in classical poses), Bell sought to bring pictorial majesty and wonder to the mundane. Bell's work, created in his New York loft studio on West Broadway, is noted not only for the glass-like surface of his works, done largely in oil, but also for their significant scale.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

In Honor of thoes we lost... 'Lest We Not Forget'

Internationally renowed Russo-Georgian artist Zurab Tsereteli will be in Bayonne, New Jersey on September 11, 2006 for a public ceremony dedicating a monument "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism".

Do you remember where you were that day? Like the JFK shooting, the fall of the Twin Towers has marked a generation.

Monday, September 6, 2010

More than a Quilt

When Betsy Ross sat down to make this countries spangled Banner, she knew she was creating one of the most revered icons this country would ever have. It is a symbol of every man, woman and child.

We bleed red, white and blue.  Betty may have started out with pieces of colored fabric, but with that needle she sewed a nation together for eons to come.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Picasso - The Dream

Pablo Picasso's pieces invoke feelings and thoughts that no other painter has been able to match or master. Almost a Dr. Seuss of Master Painters... that is the closest comparison I know of.

Zurich Art