“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a war between architecture and painting in which both come out badly maimed.” – John Canaday “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry As an artist, do you ever feel misunderstood by your audience? If so, then architect Frank Lloyd Wright […]Read more "G – From Garish to Glorious: The Tale of the Guggenheim Museum"
“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]Read more "Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review"
Have you ever seen a painting that simply refused to be ignored, inspiring you to think deeply about life and the way it should be lived? For me, one of these paintings is The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche. You see, in 1833 when this oil painting was completed, painters the […]Read more "“The Execution of Lady Jane Grey” and Living a Vibrant Life"
Blitzkrieg – the word sent paralyzing fear throughout the nations as Hitler’s forces marched across the globe, ravaging and plundering each territory as they went. As the Allied forces began to gain the advantage, the German forces became even more aggressive, doing as much damage as they could before being forced out of the […]Read more "B: Battle Restoration – Review of Edsel’s “Monuments Men” – Part II"
Adolf Hitler is widely known for his relentless pursuit of a worldwide German Empire and the atrocious acts he committed against the Jewish race. What most people don’t know about Hitler was that he viewed himself as an artist, plotting to plunder the world’s greatest artistic treasures in order to establish the world’s greatest collection […]Read more "A: Art Worth Dying For – Review of Edsel’s “Monuments Men” – Part I"