Archive for March, 2011

I mean, art for art’s sake is ridiculous. Art is for the sake of one’s needs…

March 31, 2011

Carl Andre


Carl Andre (born September 16, 1935) is an American minimalist artist recognized for his ordered linear format and grid format sculptures. His sculptures range from large public artworks (such as Stone Field Sculpture, 1977 in Hartford, CT[1] and Lament for the Children, 1976[2] in Long Island City, NY) to more intimate tile patterns arranged on the floor of an exhibition space (such as 144 Lead Square, 1969[3] or Twenty-fifth Steel Cardinal, 1974). In 1988, Andre was tried and acquitted for murdering his wife, artist Ana Mendieta.

The fisherman knows that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for staying ashore…

March 30, 2011

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh - Skull With Cigarette (1886)

For any artist to persevere, they must have an enthusiastic audience of at least one…

March 29, 2011

Stuart Davis

Abstraction, 1937

Stuart Davis (December 7, 1892–June 24, 1964), was an early American modernist painter. He was well known for his Jazz influenced, proto pop art paintings of the 1940s and 1950s, bold, brash, and colorful as well as his ashcan pictures in the early years of the 20th century.

It would be fascinating to wire up an artist with electrodes to measure exactly how many choices must be made during the process of creation.

March 28, 2011

Francis Boag


rancis Boag was born in 1948 in Dundee and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in the late sixties. His tutors in Dundee included Alberto Morrocco and David McClure, whose influence can be readily seen in his love of vibrant colour and the sensuous application of paint.

As artists we are educators and communicators. We need to keep our finger on the pulse of society…

March 27, 2011

Elizabeth Azzolina

Tulip Dynamic  30″ x 12″

Liz’s love for the arts developed while attending the Brooklyn Museum of Art. That passion grew through her studies at the University of the Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Fleisher Art Memorial and while exploring printmaking at Montclair University.

Liz has been earning recognition for artistic excellence since the mid-90s. Her work at the Perkins Art Center “Works on Paper Show” is part of Burlington County College’s permanent collection. She participated in the Philadelphia Foundation Art Exhibit and was honored with the Fred and Naomi Hazell awards for both 1999 and 2000.

In addition, Liz’s work has been exhibited in leading shows throughout the Delaware Valley. These include The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, the Perkins Center for the Arts, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Christian Brothers Academy and the Haddon Fortnightly. Her work can be found in a number of private collections throughout the US and Europe.

Focus on competition has always been a formula for mediocrity…

March 26, 2011

Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus, a world leading business speaker, technology forecaster and strategist, is the author of six books, including the highly acclaimed Technotrends. Over the past two decades, Daniel Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of accurately predicting the future of technological change, predictions technology, and its direct impact on the business world. The New York Times has referred to this futurist and technology speaker as one of America’s top three business “gurus” in the highest demand as a futurist speaker, technology speaker and business speaker. Daniel Burrus has delivered over 2,000 speeches to corporations and professional organizations worldwide.

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life…

March 25, 2011

Muhammad Ali

No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist…

March 24, 2011

Salvador Dali

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism…

March 23, 2011

William Ralph Inge

William Ralph Inge ( 6 June 1860 – 26 February 1954) was an English author, Anglican priest, professor of divinity at Cambridge, and Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, which provided the appellation by which he was widely known, “Dean Inge

Any artist who doesn’t think he’s the best should quit…

March 22, 2011

Harold Town

The Seal 1960

Harold Town (b. June 13, 1924, Toronto – d. December 27, 1990, Peterborough, Ontario) was a Canadian abstract painter. He is best known as a member of Painters Eleven a group of abstract artists active in Toronto from 1954-1960. Town coined the name of the group, which was based simply on the number of artists that were present the first meeting. He also worked as an illustrator, appearing in magazines such as Maclean’s and Mayfair.