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Beyond Words Alone: Poets as Artists of the Intentional

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.25.2016 | Books
Harold Lloyd

In his wonderful The New Book of Forms, Lewis Turco tells us that poets "focus on mode, on language itself." Focusing on language, a poet in Turco's ...

Margot Bergman; Painting Souls

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 08.23.2016 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Though she has long been exhibiting in Chicago, most recently at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Margot Bergman's show at Anton Kern is her first New York solo exhibit; and at 82 years old she arrives with a beautiful, intense and moving exhibit. Comprised of sixteen imaginary portraits half of the paintings are part of her long practice of working on top of paintings she has found in flea markets.

Carlos Grasso: Art and Epiphany

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

By incorporating found objects and autobiographical artifacts like old photographs or rusted tools, Grasso is both evoking and evading narrative. Deracinated from function or context, familiar objects and his own identity are equally drafted into the abstract universe he is mapping.

How Losing Helps You Win

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

One strategy to overcome the Trophy Industrial Complex is to encourage healthy competition. This is not an oxymoron. Competition can bring out the best in both children and adults.

Great Recipe for Fourth of July: Art and BBQ

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I was surprised to get so many comments from you, my dear and smart listeners, in response to last week's program, where I mentioned the embarrassing ...

From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week, I was supposed to travel to Holland to pay my respects to the Girl with the Pearl Earring. This famous painting by Vermeer reclaimed its pl...

Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The show operates on several different levels. In 21st century terminology, it is a mashup of history, psychology and art.

Artist Profile: Jesus Max

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

When Jesus Max made the transition to move out West, he was already thirty-seven, he didn't speak English, and he didn't drive or have a driver's license, but he was determined to learn and grow.

The Trustworthy Image: Janice Nowinski at John Davis Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

The human brain itself has dedicated hardware for seeing the face and the body. When this hardware is consistently not put to use in a culture's art, the art and the culture engage in a battle. The art loses first, and the culture second.

LOOK: How Art Helps Feed Our Souls

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Happy Birthday, Marc Chagall!

Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts

In honor of Marc Chagall's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today marks the b...

Parthenogenesis: Self-as-Symbol in Lauren Levato's 'Wunderkammer'

Daniel Maidman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

It would be very easy to classify this work with the various other instances of pop surrealism which currently abound. I think this would be a mistake. 2013-01-07-levatopull.jpg

Happy Birthday Marc Chagall!

Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of one of the art world's most beloved Marcs, Marc Chagall. The painter reached the hearts and imaginations of people worldwi...

'The Scream' Is Only The Beginning...

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.28.2012 | Arts

Most of us know Norwegian painter Edvard Munch by his "Scream," which has continued to echo throughout our collective nightmares since the late 19th c...

Alfonso Brezmes -- Adult Tales Paradise Under Construction

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Between the jungle and the icebergs, Alfonso Brezmes depicts the remains of an idyllic world that has been extinguished.

Cartoonish Somali Pirates

Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts

Todd James' cartoonish Expressionist works seduce the viewer with sun-drenched bodies at the pool, teenagers' bedrooms and badass guerillas with Kalas...

'The Scream' And Other Shockingly Expensive Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

With an estimated price tag of more than $80 million, some may gawk right back at Edvard Munch's "The Scream," the iconic painting to be auctioned in ...

Portraits Of Latino Day Laborers Stir Controversy

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

There is something bourgeois, even aristocratic about sitting for a portrait, engaged in the labor of sitting still. That contributes to the unexpecte...

Happy Birthday Cezanne!

Posted 01.19.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 173rd birthday of the French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne. If Impressionism is considered to be the first modern art moveme...

Grosz: Expressionist Art Is in Full Bloom

Angella Nazarian | Posted 08.06.2011 | New York
Angella Nazarian

Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh

Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts

March 30, 1853 was a great day for the arts. Vincent van Gogh was born in Zundert, Netherlands, and would go on to have one of the most storied career...