COME SEE SOME ART, DRINK FREE BREWS….
Bushwick Open Studios 2013
Studio 21 is presenting Team Draw on Saturday night at 7pm!
Myself and Collen DuBose will be showing work as well as drawings with everyone. Come out and celebrate art at the 7th annual Bushwick Open Studios!
On a Sunday stroll on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, I stumbled upon a small carpet and kilim shop. Kea is a fabulous little shop that sells rugs from all over the world. Susan, I believe the owner, was educating me on the meaning and back-story of each rug. Kilims hung on the wall like art and She was absolutely lovely. Very cool place!
Worth checking out!
477 Atlantic Ave, BK 11217
This is Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks, one of the greatest paintings in the history of Chinese art. It is one of only two paintings still extant that scholars believe are by Song Dynasty master Li Cheng (919-967), who is generally considered to be the most significant Chinese landscape painter. See it in greater detail via the Google Art Project.
The four-feet-by-two-feet scroll painting is in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, which has the world’s greatest collection of early Chinese painting in the world. Many of the Nelson-Atkins’s best Chinese landscapes are on view through April 28 in “Journey Through Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscapes Ancient and Modern.” These Song and Yuan Dynasty works are extremely fragile and the Nelson says that they won’t be on view again for ten years.
The second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Colin Mackenzie, the curator of Chinese art at the Nelson-Atkins. He tells us how the Nelson came to have such a remarkable collection of early Chinese landscape painting and about several of the treasures in his exhibition.
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If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”
― Edward Hopper
Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.
I mean a new dress doesn’t get you anywhere its the life you’re living in the dress.