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”

Beginnings

Beginnings always start with definitions so as to supply a baseline for investigation. It seems a logical, and objective, first step in any inquiry. And here is where it gets interesting – art is not easily defined in a few words or paragraphs. There are literally volumes of books and notable libraries that seek toContinue reading “Beginnings”