Weird and Wonderful Nature Photography

nature photography

I sometimes wonder why artists bother when I look at nature. We have nothing on her awesomeness! All we do is splash about in the bath while nature roars with all the might of the ocean (hat tip to Salvador!). The taxonomist Arthur Anker does a great job of capturing some of the smaller, more beautiful and interesting parts of nature with his photographs of bugs, frogs, crabs, and other creepy crawlies. Continue Reading

20 Famous Art Quotes

famous artist quotes

I have a thing for quotes. Mostly art quotes but I’ll also collect them from whatever topic I happen to be learning about at the time. I used to have notebooks filled with quotes from books that I had read! The Internet made my quotes addiction easier to maintain and manage. Here’s some famous art quotes about money, business.. and stuff ;-) Continue Reading

Marc Chagall Birthday

Google has celebrated the birthday of Marc Chagall with a new logo on their homepage. If I didn’t know it was supposed to say “Google” I wouldn’t know there was a word there, but I think it’s one of their better logos. It represents the artist more than the Google logo.

Marc Chagall born 7 July 1887 – died 28 March 1985.Continue Reading

Quotes about Art

The Internet isn’t working very well for me today, so I didn’t bother looking for any news of interest. I found some good quotes instead.

  • Above all, it is a matter of loving art, not understanding it.
    Fernand Leger
  • There’s no retirement for an artist, it’s your way of living so there’s no end to it.
    Henry MooreContinue Reading

Buddha Art Found in Caves

A team of researchers have found some impressive new Buddha art in a cave in Nepal. There are 55 panels depicting the life of Buddha and they date back to around the 12th century.

They were found with the help of a sheep herder from the region. He was taking shelter from the rain several years ago and saw the paintings.Continue Reading

Conceptual Artist Sol LeWitt Dies at 78

The American conceptional artist Sol LeWitt recently passed away at the age of 78. The artist died after a long struggle with cancer.

“He reduced art to a few of the most basic shapes (quadrilaterals, spheres, triangles), colors (red, yellow, blue, black) and types of lines, and organized them by guidelines he felt in the end free to bend. Much of what he devised came down to specific ideas or instructions: a thought you were meant to contemplate, or plans for drawings or actions that could be carried out by you, or not.” NY TimesContinue Reading

Jasper Johns Interview

The Art Newspaper has interviewed the (super) famous American painter Jasper Johns. Johns has even appeared in an episode of the Simpsons cartoon, where he went to an exhibition by Homer. How impressive would that be to have on the resume?!

Works by Jasper Johns will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in an exhibition called “An Allegory of Painting”.Continue Reading

Quotes from the Global Creative Leadership Summit

In New York recently there was a Global Creative Leadership Summit where leaders from business, technology, government, science and the arts got together to discuss how their disciplines could work together and possibly benefit each other.

ArtInfo got some quotes from two speakers at the event.. Chuck Close and Franceso Clemente. I completely agree with the first quote about inspiration.Continue Reading

Charles Saatchi Interview

A reader pointed out that I missed an interesting interview with the British art collector Charles Saatchi last month. The Guardian newspaper popped into the house of Saatchi and his famous cooking partner Nigella Lawson to ask him a few questions about art and life.

And he says the reason he doesn’t give too many interviews is because “I come over as shifty. One thing that makes my flesh crawl is reading about myself.”Continue Reading

Alberto Giacometti Movie

This news is three years late, but it’s better late than never. I saw a link to the Eternal Gaze movie over at Keith’s blog. It’s an animation of one of my favorite artists, Alberto Giacometti.

It was released in 2003 and has won a lot of awards, but I’ve never heard of it. There’s a trailer available on the Eternal Gaze website with details for getting hold of the DVD too.Continue Reading