Happy Halloween with Bohumil Kubišta

My daily art calendar always provides a teachable moment.  Today, on Halloween, I was greeted by the artist, Bohumil Kubišta’s painting “Still Life with a Skull.”   My first thought was: A brilliant artwork to schedule for October 31, 2019 and Halloween. My second thought was:  Who is Bohumil Kubišta?  I confess I had no knowledgeContinue reading “Happy Halloween with Bohumil Kubišta”

Emil Nolde – Expressionist

“Sometimes it seems to me that I am capable of absolutely nothing, but that nature through me can accomplish a great deal.” Emil Nolde On August 7, 1867, Emil Nolde was born. His destiny was to be one of the first Expressionists, and a member of Die Bruckel (The Bridge), a group of German ExpressionistContinue reading “Emil Nolde – Expressionist”

Happy Birthday, Max Beckmann

“I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality.” Max Beckmann (February 12, 1884 – December 27, 1950) Max Beckmann lived in a time of conflict and fundamental change.  His artwork is a brilliant reflection of thisContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Max Beckmann”