Yevgeny Zamyatin

“But clouds bellied out in the sultry heat, the sky cracked open with a crimson gash, spewed flame-and the ancient forest began to smoke. By morning there was a mass of booming, fiery tongues, a hissing, crashing, howling all around, half the sky black with smoke, and the bloodied sun just barely visible.” Artwork: “Forest Read More

Kirk Varnedoe

“Yet as so often of modern art’s past, what initially appears as nihilistic subversion can turn out to be an act of renewal or even admiration.” Read More

Irony of a Negro Policeman by Jean-Michel Basquiat

I came across this painting while reading about Post-Soul Aesthetics, Black art after the Civil Rights movement. It’s interesting how the white paint borders, but sometimes overlaps the black paint in this painting. It begs the question: is the black figure forming itself, or is the black figure being formed by the white paint around Read More

Beksinski, Unknown, 1973

Is this creature responsible for the background destruction? were its face wounds inflicted by violence within the inferno? can it see? is it crawling, or ready to pounce? is it starving, or naturally skinny? is the black on it’s back fur, or a garment? i set this as my phone lock screen on a day Read More

Safekeeping

What do you think of museums that have most of their collections in storage?   Photo: Visual Storage at V&A – 1 by Sarah Stierch [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)] Read More

Claes Oldenburg

“Subject matter is not necessarily an obstacle to ‘seeing’ pure form and color. Since I am committed to openness, my works are constructed to perform in as many ways as anyone wants them to. As time goes on and the things they ‘represent’ vanish from daily use, their purely formal character will be more evident: Read More

Terry R. Myers

“painting gives no guarantee that any message it contains will remain intact, despite attempts to permanently endow materiality with meaning.” Read More

Do I need to give more detail?

Hi, I’m after honest opinions on my work and how it comes across, I am a digital artist that has autism, I’ve always had an affinity with numbers and I basically see the world as numbers and fractals, I have tried for a very long time to explain this to people until about 5 years Read More

Studio Villa

To Artists: What would be your perfect studio space? Read More

Christine Anagnos, Executive Director of The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD)

“Research has consistently shown that fewer than 20% of art museum leadership positions are held by people of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, or multiracial backgrounds. One reason for this disparity is the limitations on access, and another is a limitation on resources. By providing paid summer internships to students who want to explore a Read More

Claude Monet

“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, ‘here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,’ and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color Read More

W. E. B. Du Bois

“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” Read More

Horace Pippin

“The pictures come to me in my mind, and if to me it is a worthwhile picture I paint it I do over the picture several times in my mind and when I am ready to paint it I have all the details I need.” Read More

What do you think

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Coco Chanel

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” Read More

Only By Name

If you’re an artist, at what point did you start calling yourself an ‘artist’? If you’re not an artist, at what point do you call another person an ‘artist’? Read More

Auguste Rodin

“[Art says] everything that one can say about man and the world. Besides, they make us understand that there is something that one cannot know.” (Rodin: Sculpture & Drawings by Catherine Lampert) Read More

Judy Chicago

“People bring their own skills at reading language to reading language, skills at understanding poetry– meter, rhythm, imagery. If you’re not skilled you read it on one level, if you’re more skilled you begin to read it on another. and generally we are illiterate visually, which is one issue that I’m trying to address, and Read More

Charles Bukowski

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” Read More

Art in V.R.

What do you think about looking at art through virtual reality technology? Do you think this technology would make more people interested in art? Do you think virtual reality could ‘replace’ a visit to a museum? Read More

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Infographics

Are infographics (graphs, charts, signs, diagrams) art? Are artists better at making infrographics than other people, such as scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians? Read More

Submerged Polar(?) Bear In Water

Hello – awhile back I came across a piece of artwork that I cannot relocate for the life of me. Please let me know if you know the name /artist of the piece I’ve described below. I would like to purchase! Subject: A fully submerged bear in water that looked like it was standing/floating on Read More

Ryan Trecartin

“We’re getting closer and closer to being able to create at the speed of creative thought. I want there to be no such thing as reality or fantasy; I want it all to just be.” Read More

Gentrification

What is your opinion of art galleries being placed in working-class neighborhoods? Are they a sign of gentrification? Read More

Joan Semmel

“There are many great women artists. And we shouldn’t still be talking about why there are no great women artists. If there are no great, celebrated women artists, that’s because the powers that be have not been celebrating them, but not because they are not there.” Read More

Holiday Decorations

How do you decorate for the holiday season? What holiday decorations do you love and hate to see? Read More

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