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From Picasso to Joyce, Dylan, and Jobs

David Galenson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Stylistic versatility has penetrated one discipline after another: Miles Davis, Jean-Luc Godard, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Thomas Pynchon (and Steve Jobs) are just a few of the modern giants who have practiced it.

Edward is Right, Edward is Wrong?!?

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

There is a special reward for me, as an art critic, doing these weekly Art Talks, and it is getting your responses --whether you agree or disagree wit...

The Sufferings of Young Everyman

Francis Levy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

When you read about the lives of great thinkers and artists, one is forced to note that the human factor is the one thing that is often missing.

White Lies? Fibs? Tall Tales? Just Tell the Truth

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.26.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth," Pablo Picasso told an interviewer in 1923, but artists also need to adhere to a less lofty form of truthfulness.

The "Big Lie" Behind the High-Stakes Testing of Student Teachers

Alan Singer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

The TPA in edTPA stands for Teacher Performance Assessment. Student teachers in my seminar suggested a better title would is "Torturous Preposterous Abomination," although "Toxic Pearson Affliction" was a close runner-up in the voting.

Masterworks by Working Masters

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

With these pleasant reminders of the past and the present and their connections to contemporary inventiveness, I've had the unexpected and pleasurable experience of seeing great classic works within reach, up close and friendly.

To San Diego for Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I always think about San Diego as an old friend. But somehow, I haven't been there for a few years. So, come last Sunday, I jumped in a car and, two h...

Apple Is No Longer Picasso, or Dylan

David Galenson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Walter Isaacson wrote that Steve Jobs' favorite words were "revolutionary" and "incredible;" it seems unlikely that Tim Cook uses these with any frequency. And because of that, Apple is no longer Picasso, or Dylan, or Jobs.

As Light Is Said to Do

Daniel Maidman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Carroll draws close here to the very heart of things. Her vision of human being dissolves into a vivid and vital universe which precedes and follows and surrounds it. In the hand of this awakened reality, what is important about a life, any life, persists, because it is only borrowed a little while from an eternal and active wonder.

The Idiot's Guide To Identifying Classic Paintings

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts

Can you tell a Rembrandt from a Caravaggio? Or a Rubens from a Michelangelo? If you answered no, have no fear. There's a quick and painless guide to t...

Au Revoir Picasso

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Carole Mallory

On March 8, 2014, I visited Welfare in order to pay my electric bill. I filed an application because I qualified for poverty level assistance. Whil...

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Picasso Jewels

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Carole Mallory

"When are we getting married?" I asked Claude. He remained silent. I boarded the first plane in the morning for New York, took his dog, Tutu, never to return to Paris.

Picasso's Schmatte

Kipp Friedman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Kipp Friedman

Picasso's Schmatte I've probably been to the Four Seasons in New York half a dozen times in my life, and have always associated the iconic Midtown Ma...

Why I Paint Guernica

Ron English | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Ron English

Guernica for me is a modern template, just as the Madonna and Child is an ancient template. There are many templates in art, shells upon which the art...

Can One Cordon Off Evil Ideas From Art and Science?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

It is difficult, to be sure, how to gauge the utility of beautiful things that are brought into the world from repugnant minds.

MMA Fighter Really Has No Reason To Smile

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

MMA fighter Andy Eicholz may have lost his match against Wade Sauer, but that wasn't any reason to get bent out of shape -- or was it? The two bat...

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid this...

Quality Material Attracts Bidders for Record Breaking Auctions

MutualArt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The November auctions have proven that the art market is strong, and that the money is out there to invest in important, and expensive, pictures.

Stop Everything And Watch This Rap Battle Between Pablo Picasso and Bob Ross

Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts

If you sit through any video on the internet today, let it be this Bob Ross and Pablo Picasso rap battle. You will not regret watching the two minu...

Touch(ed)

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Emily Sloan-Pace

The experience of being moved to tears by art is not entirely foreign to me. I will tell you, in all honesty, that I can feel a van Gogh in the room. His art exudes an emotional quality, at times a frenzied desperation.

An Artist, a Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar...

Susan Michals | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

An Artist, a Curator and a Rabbi Walk Into a Bar is an amalgamation of not only Dennis' wit, but but of his superior, hyper-realist eye. 'I think all of the paintings in this exhibition are Marc's strongest to date.'

Happy Birthday, Pablo Picasso!

Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts

Pablo Picasso, who was born on October 25, 1881, illuminated much of the next nine decades with his towering, irrepressible genius. In 1996, 23 years ...

The Art Fairs of Frieze Week 2013

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

It's London's turn in the great art fair cycle, and Frieze and its satellites have descended upon the British city for the eleventh year. As expected, the powers behind Frieze have a world class line up of special exhibitions, film and a sculpture park that will pair contemporary and historical pieces.

WATCH: The Daily Rituals Of Creative Geniuses

Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

Everyone loves advice from people who have reached the highest echelons of success. Hearing about what extremely powerful people do each day or how th...

29 Picasso Artworks Hit The Bidding Block At The Same Time

Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

Earlier this month an online raffle gave art admirers the opportunity to own their very own Picasso drawing for just $135. It might seem like a bargai...