Posts Tagged ‘visual art’

Best of 2013: Art

Although I didn’t get to see all the art I wanted to see–I refused to stand in long lines–I did manage to see quite a few inspired and inspiring works, art that made me stop and think, art that paralleled my literary interests, art that got my heart beating. This is my very biased list–it...
January 14th, 2014 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

Iconic Photographs of JFK

and we didn’t go to dallas. yeah ’cause jackie onassis said that it ain’t safe for catholics yet. think about what they pulled on kennedy. and then think about his security. yeah then think about what they might try to pull on you and me. ~from The Hold Steady‘s “Don’t...
November 22nd, 2013 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

One Subject Many Ways: Apples

One Subject Many Ways: Apples
With the arrival of autumn comes the advent of apples. From apple picking to caramel apples, the fruit has been depicted in its many forms over the centuries. How do you like them apples? Louise Moillon‘s The Fruit and Vegetable Costermonger (1631)   Vincent Van Gogh’s Still Life with...
September 24th, 2013 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

8 Contemporary Syrian Artists to Know

8 Contemporary Syrian Artists to Know
With devastating allegations that the Syrian government was responsible for chemical attacks on more than three hundred of its own citizens this past August and nightly news reports detailing the atrocities of civil war, the world casts its collective eye on Syria. Political pundits and laymen alike...
September 3rd, 2013 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

10 Amazing Topiaries: Pruning Toward Whimsy

  The first time I went to Disney World in Florida, I remember being spectacularly impressed by the topiaries. I was in fifth grade. Oh, sure, the rides were fun, and it was exciting to have costumed Mickey and Minnie sign my autograph book, but I was expecting that. What I wasn’t expecting...
August 13th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More

The Engagement Room

Photo from Zachary Parker via In New York City you stand in line for just about everything. I go grocery shopping on Friday nights when everyone else is at the bars just to avoid the crowds. I missed out on Yayoi Kusama’s Fireflies on Water last fall at the Whitney because I heard how bad the...
July 23rd, 2013 | Blog | Read More

New Abstraction News: Instant Identification

New Abstraction News: Instant Identification
Painter Lesny JN Felix is starting his own one-person school of art: the New Abstraction News. The Haitian refugee’s show Instant Identification will debut at the Lower East Side’s pop-up gallery 215 Bowery (215 Bowery St., Manhattan) on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, with a free opening reception from...
July 23rd, 2013 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

Trading Text for Visuals: Poets As Visual Artists

Earlier this month, we looked at artists’ paintings of poets, discovering homages both photo-realist and illustrative of poetic styles. Our visual-arts celebration of National Poetry Month continues with poets as artists. William Blake is the first poet who comes to mind when we’re talking...
April 23rd, 2013 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

A Time to Laugh

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: . . . A time to laugh.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 4 Robert A. Baron via   via    
April 16th, 2013 | Blog | Read More

Paintings in Praise of Poets

Paintings in Praise of Poets
Throughout history, poets and painters have been hanging out together at coffee shops, bars, and salons. More than just admiring each other and relating as starving artists, they have influenced each other to experiment with new styles. Not surprisingly, poets have ended up as popular subject matter...
April 9th, 2013 | Visual Arts | Read More