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.
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
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
“Please, will you come with me to see an artist who works with bones and metal?” Rather reluctantly, I accept the invitation to visit the atelier of Aldo Fabrizio, a rare bold authentic artist with a message who reveals unexpected surprises. 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
As world events may loudly or subtly distract others, South Korean artists are taking their place in the art world with steady grace, bold visions and are earning respect in the market. A conversation with London and Paris gallery owners. Continue reading
Are the Brits confused? What a curious gathering of passionate art collectors in Britain today. Imagine the dignified antiquity collectors in the same room as those just as passionate to own – graffiti. Continue reading