Felt or Flat

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, but must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller (from Skinnyartist) If a painting, a piece of music, a poem, a story, a performance, a photograph is so beautiful it touches the heart, it is considered a great work ofContinue reading “Felt or Flat”

Listen Up: Heart versus Brain

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.” Leonardo da Vinci What is political art and what isn’t?  The Tate’s new exhibition, “Art Turning Left” exhibits the art of left-leaning political artists like the Guerrilla Girls.  Undoubtedly, the Guerrrilla Girls made a splash with their bold political statements turning upContinue reading “Listen Up: Heart versus Brain”

Moving the Barricades

“To me, art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk.”  Mark Rothko (from SusieGadea.com) Capturing what is in the heart and splattering it all over canvas or paper is what artists do.  Facing what others say about that heart is what happens withContinue reading “Moving the Barricades”