The Language That We Speak

“Art is a basic human language that is universal among cultures and across time.” –Peter William Brown (from The Painter’s Keys) The well from which visual art arises in the soul is a place difficult to put into words.  Artists express what is in this place through what they put on paper or canvas. ItContinue reading “The Language That We Speak”

Magnetic Obsession

“Most inner-oriented artists share a common characteristic, a certain quality of obsession.”  Kenneth Coutts-Smith  (from The Painter’s Keys) Much has been written and will continue to be written about the strange story of Cornelius Gurlitt and the hoard of some 1400 works of priceless art in his Munich apartment.  How much of the art legallyContinue reading “Magnetic Obsession”

The Plight of the Impudent Thief

A 24 million dollar loss in the art world has been replaced in the news by a one billion dollar find.  Just weeks ago, the art world was lamenting the theft and probable burning of seven works of art from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam.  Now comes a new report of the German find ofContinue reading “The Plight of the Impudent Thief”