Archives: Artists

Imagine being inspired at a subway station. Here is an artist who creates urban environments as much as he does sculpture and paintings — in the shadow of the Acropolis. He continues to be inspired by that brilliant natural merger of art and science that the Ancient Greeks applied to their art....

Beginning in the mid 1980s, and until his tragic death in 1991, the doors to the pantheon of significant contemporary artists were open to Joseph Amar [1954-2001]. Critically acclaimed, his works were exhibited internationally and were collected by celebrities and major museums. A drunk driver...

Just after World War II, a raucous group of artists in New York City known as the “The Irascibles” wrested away from Paris the title of capitol of the art world. Many art historians have written about those first ten years of Abstract Expressionism and the creative group who have been...

  “Were I to have more faith in and familiarity with the Eternal Muses, might I not find that there is an intergalactic aesthetic reality to be espoused? Not the latest artist arrival on the current of popularity & esteem, but the spaceman of all time. Great comfort would be in...

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Starting in 1963, Kokoschka inspired this protegé, Wayne Ensrud, to dig deeper than other young contemporary artists, most of whom had been misled into thinking that a focus of massive energy and emotion was enough to become a great painter. Instead, his epiphany was that painting is a metaphysical...

Although O’Keefe’s abstractions are at first glance similar with those of his contemporary, Gerhard Richter, they are in reality quite different. Richter's abstractions are produced by “pulling the paint in emotionless paths over the canvas,” with the purpose of being...

If Degas had developed his dance sculpture beyond his many small maquettes he may have matched Kelsey. But as this was never his intention the highest standard for dance sculpture must be conferred upon her.    

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