Passing Fancy

“Fads are the kiss of death. When the fad goes away, you go with it.” Conway Twitty (from Brainyquote) Who or what will be in the spotlight of art for 2014? What does it take to make it into the spotlight, the center stage? An idea, a painting, a poem, a sentence, a photograph thatContinue reading “Passing Fancy”

What Influence?

“Blessed is the influence of one true loving human soul on another.” George Elliot (from The Painter’s Keys) A new book has recently been published reportedly naming the most influential art and artists of the last twenty years. The writer has singled out 100 artists to name as the top 100. If these are theContinue reading “What Influence?”

Experimenting Experimenters

“Let us see how high we can fly before the sun melts the wax in our wings.”         Edward O. Wilson (from The Painters Keys) Many artists are experimenters who constantly search for new ways to express themselves through their art.  They look for new techniques.  They try different media.  Some even comeContinue reading “Experimenting Experimenters”

The Case of the Forging Forger

“Every good painter paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock CBS Sunday Morning this past Sunday told the story of hugely successful art forger, Ken Perenyl. It appears that Perenyl has had an immensely lucrative career as a forger of the works of a number of mainly eighteenth and nineteenth century artists. He boastfully demonstrates hisContinue reading “The Case of the Forging Forger”