The Eyes Have It: The Moai of Easter IslandMarch 5, 2019
The monolithic moai statues on Easter Island have long been shrouded in mystery. Almost a thousand years since their creation, they still fascinate with unanswered questions the likes of other enigmatic structures such as the pyramids of Egypt...
Five Fun Facts About Gargoyles – Quirky Creatures of the Middle Ages and BeyondMarch 2, 2019
Everybody loves gargoyles! I used to think I was alone in this, but I’ve come to learn that’s not at all true. In case any of you don’t know, a gargoyle is a carved human, animal, or monster...
Into the Abyss: The Forgotten Pietro CanonicaFebruary 1, 2019
A prominent, famous and revered artist in his lifetime, Pietro Canonica has been relegated to the sidelines of Italian art history. Skilled and beautiful as it works were, his commissions from aristocracy and fascist governments caused him to...
The Ancient Greek Kouros and KoreJanuary 14, 2019
Classical Greek statues depicting male and female bodies are iconic, legendary and set the standards for numerous artists and art movements to come. Preceding the Classical Era, was the Archaic (7th-5th c. BCE) during which statues of young...
Wild Women of the Waves – Art of Ships FigureheadsJanuary 10, 2019
A figurehead is a carved and painted figure ornamenting the bow of a ship (that’s the front to us landlubbers!). For thousands of years people have been carving and imaginatively decorating the vessels in which they take to...
Untitled & Unbridled: Tara Donovan’s InstallationsDecember 22, 2018
Styrofoam cups, pencils, rubber bands and straws are not the kinds of materials usually associated with art installations, yet these mundane, everyday items are used in abundance in Tara Donovan’s works. She uses them to create massive abstract...
Both/And: The Art of Glenys BartonDecember 19, 2018
There are many social, political, scientific and economic models that are embracing the idea of ‘both/and’ philosophy. It is my contention that artists are ahead of the game with this, and have pretty much always based their work...
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