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


Who are some artists to follow on Instagram? Read More

Thomas J. Watson Jr.

“Good design is good business.” Read More


“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

Darkest Shades of Blue Album Cover

I like this piece for many reasons, not the least of which is the way Marshall guides our eyes through a constellation of focal points encompassing the piece, ensuring that we engage with it entirely and reiteratively. Because of its size and value and the figure ascending it, the staircase is the dominant focal point. Read More

Horacio Salinas Blanch

This piece embodies the retro futurism common in the last decades of the 20th century. Bright, colorful visages make it look almost otherworldly, as if it’s not our planet at all. It seems like people wanted to fuse the idea of alien landscapes with advanced technology to show the promise of human achievement, or the Read More

1st Tattoo

What was (or, what will be) your first tattoo? How did you decide what to get, when to get it, and where to put it on your body? Read More

Addicted to paint and pouring

I was happily watching an artist on utube creating an acrylic pour when I found myself tilting my iPad . There is no hope for me now, I am hopelessly addicted to paint and ink and canvas and resin….. Read More

The Awesomeness of Flaming June

I like “Flaming June” by Sir Frederic Leighton because it looks dreamy and mysterious, has vivid color, and shows the best of Pre-Raphaelite art. 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

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