Anonymous – Night After Night

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 work in the midst of greenery.  At this point, the artist(s) remains anonymous.  The only hint was the phrase “night after night.” The chase continues!

It’s May Day!

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 festival of Beltane, the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night and various other northern European pagan celebrations. As time passed, and Europe became Christianized, May DayContinue reading “It’s May Day!”

Romare Bearden – Enchanted Places

The art of writing a note begins with the choice of note paper.  Stationary stores are a treasure trove of possibilities.  Today, I found Pomegranate  notes that highlight Romare Bearden, an American painter (1911-1988).  These watercolours came toward the end of his life, when he used the lush tropical backdrop and unique cultural attributes of the Caribbean island ofContinue reading “Romare Bearden – Enchanted Places”

The Economics of Art & Money!

There is a perception that wealthy people have first claim on the “good” art. Indeed, the value of a painting by Van Gogh or Monet is substantial. In the end, it comes down to the art of economics 101 – somebody has to pay! We owe a great deal to the wealthy patrons, past andContinue reading “The Economics of Art & Money!”

The Art of Afternoon Tea

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. ~Henry Fielding, “Love in Several Masques” Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. ~T’ien Yiheng There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims Strange how a teapot can representContinue reading “The Art of Afternoon Tea”