From The Downtowner October 2001

Had you attended the One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Annual Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which opened on January 17th, 1969, you could have spent less than $500 and walked away with a Jasper Johns, a Will Barnet, a R...

April 1, 2018

 Robert Delaunay (12 April 1885 – 25 October 1941) was a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract, reminiscent of Paul K...

April 1, 2018

"Creativity takes courage” Henri Matisse.

January 2, 2018

 Fish Bowl

I don’t remember exactly when I first heard of C.a. Shofed, the fine art photographer, a.k.a. Craig, but I became aware of him through mutual connections. I contacted him by email after seeing his work online, where I found his compositions and usage of satur...

Should I buy art to match the couch. Many people do!!! But try to think outside the box. One might make a collection of small works that look great in any one space even over the sofa. One large piece over the sofa isn't necessarily the best aesthetic. Be creative and...

January 1, 2018

A student of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, Adolphe Mouron Cassandre was a painter, commercial poster artist and typeface designer. His inventive graphic techniques show influences of Surrealism and Cubism and became very popular in Europe and the US during...

December 2, 2017

Kenneth Lewis, SR is an artist with whom I have been acquainted for at least 16 years, as he had a framing business in the same building where my original art studio was located. We talked a bit now and then and I was always struck by his energy and positivity, his opt...

What is the difference between an original and a giclee print?

Giclee is a French word pronounced zhee klay.  It is a a print from a high quality ink jet printer using thousands of droplets of ink per square inch.  Many artists and now some museums are showing giclee pr...

December 1, 2017

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - unknown

November 1, 2017

This month, I have the greatest pleasure of talking to artist Erik Weedeman. It is a great pleasure because of the fact that we had the opportunity to work together at the same job in the sign industry for a number of years. It wasn’t all flowers and rainbows all the t...

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"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life".

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