10 Things I Love About Having an Art Blog

After having a vent yesterday with my “Ten Things I Hate About Having an Art Blog” list, I realized that I don’t hate having an art blog at all. Actually I struggled to come up with ten things, but I couldn’t stop at six or seven things as it would have looked like I wasn’t trying hard enough.

So, as a counterweight, here’s Ten things that I love about having an art blog..Continue Reading

Woman Charged for Kissing a Twombly Painting

A woman has been charged in France for kissing a Cy Twombly painting worth more than 2 million dollars. Sam Rindy was overcome with passion in front of the work and just couldn’t help herself.

Painting meets its femme fatale
“I left a kiss,” she told La Provence newspaper on leaving the police station. “A red stain remained on the canvas… This red stain is testimony to this moment, to the power of art.” Speaking to French news agency AFP, she said the artist had “left this white” for her. BBCContinue Reading

Box of Love

I received a box of love in the post recently. It’s a cardboard box, painted by the abstract painter Franck de Las Mercedes, with a label that says “Handle with care, Fragile, Contains: LOVE”.

It’s from a project called the “Priority Boxes”, where Franck sends the painted boxes to anyone that requests one. The outside of the box is the canvas used to create the artwork, and as far as I know, there is nothing inside.Continue Reading

Famous Love Quotes

No art news for today, but here’s some famous love quotes to celebrate Valentines day. First a few by the Sufi poet and mystic Rumi..

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.

Hangovers come with love, yet love’s the cure for hangovers.

Like a thief reason sneaked in and sat amongst the lovers eager to give them advice. They were unwilling to listen, so reason kissed their feet and went on its way.

And a couple love quotes by a couple crazy artists ;-)

I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Vincent van Gogh

A lady friend of mine asked me, “Well, what do you love most?” That’s how I started painting money.
Andy Warhol