art history

Art Reads: What Are You Looking At? The Surprising, Shocking and Sometimes Strange Story of Modern Art

Art Reads: What Are You Looking At? The Surprising, Shocking and Sometimes Strange Story of Modern Art

Whether you are an art veteran or beginner,  Will Gompertz’s book, What Are You Looking At? proves to be a very useful and insightful key to aid the process of understanding Modern art history from Pre-Impressionism to Contemporary art.

How Seurat, Signac & Pointillism Influenced My New Painting

How Seurat, Signac & Pointillism Influenced My New Painting

George Seurat's Magnum Opus showcases his developments in color theory, which broke free from the contemporary trend of Impressionism to establish a new branch of Art: Neo-Impressionism. Recently when I traveled to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and viewed "The Seashore" by Jean Metzinger, I found a renewed inspiration for this style. Compelled by this beautiful piece, I began to research and work on a new painting of my own.

Henry Moore at Denver Botanic Gardens 2011

Henry Moore at Denver Botanic Gardens 2011

Henry Moore's work abstracts both human and animal forms, taking elements from figurative poses and skeletal bones to create pieces that dance as your perspective shifts when you walk around them.  These sculptures harmonize with the landscape in a way that makes every other garden and park seem lacking once you have experienced the impact of these amazing pieces.