Portraits, Pointillism & Pens: A Mini How To

Portraits, Pointillism & Pens: A Mini How To

Pointillism was developed in the 1880s by a branch of Impressionist artists including George Seurat and Paul Signac. But the term Pointillism wasn’t popularized until art critics used it to ridicule the works of these now famous artists. Pointillism’s...
Ogden Genessee Alley Street Art Gallery

Ogden Genessee Alley Street Art Gallery

Melrose Avenue between Fairfax and La Brea is a legendary place for finding street art. You can find the hottest selfie spots by looking for the throngs of people gathered dangerously at corners trusting that no one will run them over as they position themselves...
The Power of Flower Portraits

The Power of Flower Portraits

Art history is filled with a great variety of flower portraits. I’m always amazed at how powerfully expressive these seemingly gentle entities can become when translated by an artist. Georgia O’Keefe is most famous for her flower portraits specifically because they...
This is Your Brain on Art

This is Your Brain on Art

Recent studies are showing how new physical connections occur in our brains when we create something. These are the same connections that make us better able to solve complex problems, come up with novel ideas and boost our emotional health. A study conducted by...
Flower Moon & the Art of the Flower Portrait

Flower Moon & the Art of the Flower Portrait

It is May 10th and today is the night of the Flower Moon. The Comanche tribe called the full moon in May the “flower moon.” But this month’s full moon has other lyrical names like “strawberry moon” and “milk moon.” It also...