Author: Rachel Winchester

Pablo Picasso

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.” Read More

Family Photos

Do you like to take corny family photos? What do you think of them? Read More

Doodles

Do you doodle in the margins of your notebooks? What do you doodle? Why do you doodle? Is it something that keeps your hands busy, helps you concentrate, capture artistic inspiration, or another reason?   Read More

Caption Contest

Whats a funny caption for this artwork? Read More

Anonymous

“‘I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like,’ really means, ‘I don’t know anything about art, but I like what I know.’” Read More

Marcel Duchamp

“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.” Read More

Genesis

What first got you interested in art? A friend or family member, art class at school, a specific artist or artwork, a visit to a museum… how did it all start for you? Read More

Sol LeWitt

“Artists teach critics what to think. Critics repeat what the artists teach them.” Read More

Twyla Tharp

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”  Read More

Mandatory Art Class

Do you think a studio art class or an art history class should be required of college students? What about high school students? What kind of art class should be mandatory? Read More

Whats up with unlabeled artworks?

I know a lot of times that when people display art in their homes, they might not need a high quality label like in an art museum, if they decide to use a label at all. But what I don’t understand completely is why public works are often missing labels. Is there a reason for Read More

Charles Baudelaire

“Genius is only childhood recovered willfully.” Read More

Jackson Pollock

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” Read More

Artists Online

How do you advertise your artwork online? What advice do you have for artists looking to make a website, Facebook page, or Instagram account? Read More

#artistsoninstagram

Who are some artists to follow on Instagram? Read More

Thomas J. Watson Jr.

“Good design is good business.” Read More

Plutarch

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” Read More

Marcel Duchamp

“It’s the viewer that makes the work.” Read More

Leo Steinberg

“All art is infected by other art.” Read More

Abstract Art

How do you approach abstract art? What advice do you have for those who don’t “get it” or don’t like it?   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

Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy

“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” Read More

Marcel Duchamp

“This Neo-Dada, which they call New Realism, Pop Art, Assemblage, etc., is an easy way out, and lives on what Dada did. When I discovered the Readymades I sought to discourage aesthetics. In Neo-Dada they have taken my Readymades and found aesthetic beauty in them, I threw the bottle-rack and the urinal into their faces Read More

Vincent van Gogh

“I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream.” Read More

Maya Angelou

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Read More