Born on January 21, 1955, in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff Koons studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA 1976), in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “Since his emergence in the 1980s Jeff Koons has blended the concerns and methods of Pop, Conceptual, and appropriation art with craft-making and popular […]
Born on January 19, 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, France, Paul Cézanne is considered by many to be one of the most important painters of the second half of the 19th century. From 1849 – 1852, he studied at the Ecole Saint-Joseph and from 1852 to 1858 at the Collège Bourbon. In 1857 he attended the Ecole […]
Born to a prosperous family on January 14, 1841, in Bourges, Cher, France, Berthe Morisot was a central member of the Paris Impressionists. Morisot, as well as her sisters, were encouraged at an early age to pursue art and studied with neoclassical painter Geoffroy-Alphonse Chocarne. In 1858 she and her sister Edma studied at the […]
An underwater art museum, teeming with life A recent Ted Talk by underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. For deCaires Taylor, the ocean is more than a muse — it’s an exhibition space and museum. Taylor creates sculptures of human forms and mundane life on land and sinks them to the ocean floor, where they are […]
J.C. Leyendecker created over 320 covers for the Saturday Evening Post, the most well known are his “New Year’s Baby” series which ran every year from 1908 to 1943. To see the full collection of New Year’s Babies, visit the Saturday Evening Post website. Happy New Year Everyone!!
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R.I.P. – Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
Born in 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan Ryan Johnson currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has a BFA from the Pratt Institute in New York and an MFA from Columbia University, New York. Johnson’s sculptures are made from a mish mash of ingredients including casting tape, glass, plywood, cement, plastic, cardboard, spray paint, […]
Happy Canada Day all you Canucks and friends of Canucks out there! In celebration of our National Day, I present a collection of work from Canadian artists that I find inspiring. There are many more that I admire and I’m sure have yet to discover, so it is my plan to make the Canada Day […]
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.