A simple Twitter message arrived from Elizabeth Rynecki on a Tuesday evening at 6:26 p.m., far too busy to really explore, and, I clicked anyway.
“Love the ideas behind @museumpaige work. @keridouglas I think you’d like this! soovac.org/index.php/show…
My curiosity was ignited. I opened the link for the gallery show announcement, Harmony in Red_Paige Dansinger at SooLOCAL, August 16 – September 15, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paige Dansinger, is an artist, art historian, museum and tech genius who co-developed the DrawArt.MuseumPaige.com app.
A bold, red, curvacious odalisque reclining with an energy and power of sensuality with a sense of daring.
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Every wonder what life was like a hundred years ago around in Cairo?
Pulled out my collection of old postcards that share scenes of the markets, mosques, pyramids and quiet still moments in the desert. Enjoy! Continue reading →
The secrets to the past unfold with gentle whispers guiding the way. How else can one describe the journey of Elizabeth Rynecki in her search for her great grandfather Moshe Rynecki’s illustrations of everyday Jewish life in Poland before the Holocaust. Continue reading →
Andre Gide, wrote this essay The Too General Public: Showing the Degeneration of Art from an Ancient Social Necessity to an “Art for Art’s Sake” in Vanity Fair in 1928.
“It was a dangerous thing for art to withdraw from life – a dangerous thing for both art and life. The day on which the artist no longer felt the nearness of a public, the day … ” Continue reading →
GINA Gallery in the heart of Tel Aviv radiates the warmth, joy of enchanting naive art from around the world. Rich verdant landscapes, brilliant ruby red accents and gentle earth tones entice the viewer in to experience a world of dreams, magic and universal treasures of the soul.
Dan Chill, founder of GINA, represents more than 200 artists from more than 33 countries. He expertly weaves together into one portfolio the best of modern naive art known today, art with brilliant jeweled colors, exquisite skill and the core essence of the best of humanity. Chill is discovering each artist, each story, with an intrepidness only a bold visionary would ever dare consider. Continue reading →
Annina Luck Wildermuth, one of my dearest friends and a huge supporter for 9 muses news, is a children’s book author and illustrator. She is offering this illustration as a gift to friends who have children (or adults) who love to color, dream and imagine. Follow the link to print the PDF. If you want, share your own colored Madama Butterfly on the 9 muses news Facebook page! Continue reading →
During the occupation of Athens by the Ottoman Empire, over 50% of the Parthenon sculptures were taken by questionable or unscrupulous means by then Ambassador and Lord Elgin for his home in Scotland that were later purchased by the British Parliament for the British Museum.
The International Organizing Committee – Australia – for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (IOC-A-RPM) will host a two day second International Colloquy Parthenon: An Icon of Global Citizenship beginning on November 15, 2013 at the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum that will concentrate the dialogue in four areas: education, economy, activism and litigation. A call for papers and expert speakers is open until July 31, 2013.
Why now? What are the key points to ensure the return of the Parthenon sculptures?
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Paris, the city of art, fashion and architecture and it’s relatively modest auction house Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou are on the global stage of cultural heritage and who has the right to own another culture’s patrimony and sacred artifacts or relics. Christopher Mazeika, scholar in ritual performance and art director at Paris based Santo Spada fashion house reflects on his visit to view the collection of Hopi masks up for auction. Continue reading →
Hidden within a glass paned studio, seven women arrive to do art. Once a week, working independently yet together, each woman finds her passion, her purpose and paints.The styles vary from abstract, surrealism to naive with an intensity of a woman who has found a few hours to freely empty her soul to the universe. Welcome to the secret world of art in Asuncion, Paraguay. Continue reading →
“In the transient clouds of early morning, I see only images of my native home; The warm south wind of late April also brings, Remembered fragrance of once familiar flowers … ”
Chinese poet and author, Hsu Yu wrote “Nostalgic Thoughts of Home” while living in Paris in 1937. Continue reading →