“I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Siegfried Bing was a businessman; he came from a family of trade. Born in Hamburg, Germany … Continue reading Art Nouveau – Bing & the Defining Moment
The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities/Easter Seals is in the art news again! This time they are undertaking the Terracotta Warriors Art Project. For me – it’s … Continue reading Chasing Terracotta Warriors
“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde The year was 1893. The Studio, a new illustrated magazine of fine and … Continue reading Art Nouveau: Salome, Oscar, Aubrey & The Yellow Book
You may recall, my May 11th post – Anonymous. Good new! I chased down the artists. The signage was in front of me all along – just a few yards … Continue reading Anonymous Has Been Identified!
“Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.” John Ruskin The Belgian journal … Continue reading Art Nouveau: Ideas Inspire Innovation
Chasing Art is a delicate business. You must be on the alert at all times – you never know what you will find “in the bushes.” Today, I found metal … Continue reading Anonymous – Night After Night
Art Nouveau! It was art that went viral – the first grand international style, practiced by a diverse collection of artists. And it wasn’t just painting; it was architecture, furniture, … Continue reading Art Nouveau – The Art That Went Viral!
“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance . . . and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” Henry James … Continue reading A Burning in Naples
Sarah, my sister who shares my love for coffee and all things artistic, introduced me to a new coffee haunt on the North Shore over the weekend. As we drank … Continue reading Clockwork Orange Meets Logan’s Run
Following Vancouver Art Scene, beginning under Cambie Bridge. Rebecca aka Clanmother
“I was walking along the road with two friends. The sun set. I felt a tinge of melancholy. Suddenly the sky became a bloody red. I stopped, leaned against the … Continue reading The Angst of Edvard Munch
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty? Paul Gauguin May 1st originated as an ancient spring festival. It is related to the Celtic … Continue reading It’s May Day!