Artist Spotlight: Angelique Bacia

Artist Spotlight: Angelique Bacia

It was a warm spring Sunday evening, April 14th, 2019, when Angelique and her husband Michal dropped by my house to install two majestic abstract oil pieces that Angelique recently composed. I’ve known Angelique since 2006, when she was expressing her art as an actress and quickly evolved into writing her own comedic series. As life progressed, so did she. Life had other plans for Angelique, or should I say, Angelique had other plans for…

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Ed Moses: Maverick Master of Morphological Mutations a Retrospective of the Still Very Much Active Artist at 90

Ed Moses: Maverick Master of Morphological Mutations a Retrospective of the Still Very Much Active Artist at 90

His wife described him as the rudest boy she had ever met, yet married him shortly thereafter. In his defense, he did later become a Buddhist. His eccentric aunt dubbed him an artist almost from birth, after observing some early fecal wall painting he created from his hamper. Afraid of the teacher in his first art course, taken on a whim anyway, he sat in the last row but was discovered by the teacher nevertheless….

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Ai Weiwei: According to What?

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

During my trip to Toronto, I caught wind of the Ai Weiwei exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and boy was I lucky!  Having lived in Toronto before moving to Los Angeles, I never visited the AGO, and Ai Weiwei’s exhibit was the perfect introduction. Ai Weiwei was born 28 August 1957 in Bejing China, and most notably renowned for his political activism, expressed through his art, against the Chinese Government and its stance on…

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Caravaggio, Caravaggio!

Caravaggio, Caravaggio!

Let there be light and then let there be darkness!  This is perhaps the story of Caravaggio, who was not just one of the greatest painters ever to have lived but also a true revolutionary in both spirit and technique.  Eight of his paintings are currently on display at LACMA as part of a massive homage to him and the many, many painters he influenced – fifty of their works are part of the exhibit…

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Cy Twombly: Against All Odds, Rises an Artist of Greatness

Cy Twombly: Against All Odds, Rises an Artist of Greatness

Part 1: Overview and Beginnings One of his first major exhibits was described by a critic as a fiasco, involving scribbles a grammar school student could have created.  Even one of his supporters described his work as discomfiting to critics and truculently difficult for laymen.  So, how did Cy Twombly, who came from relatively nondescript beginnings, attended a seemingly obscure college, lived almost incognito for many years outside Rome, and produced works of seeming collagic chaos…

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