In 1960, Henry Miller published a long essay on painting. In it he paid homage to the wonders and joy of practicing the art. “I remember well the transformation which took place in me when first I began to view the world with the eyes of a painter. The most familiar things, objects which I had… Read More Lena Ulanova Reminds Me of How I Can Become If I Want To
I just returned from New York after a couple days in the city that should go to sleep. A warm Saturday afternoon in New York stepping off the E train eager to take a stroll through the park with my family. Crossing the street to look at a map and immediately accosted by a thin thug pushing a… Read More I Went To The Guggenheim and All I Brought Back was Gnostic Insanity
Page 93 quoted from a recent show book in solidarity with Moscow painters showing work today: “I’ll know I have painted my own perfection the morning I can tell my wife, as we sip coffee in the window chair, that I have achieved the magic breeze, and sent the latest piece back to from where it… Read More I Want To Paint In A City That Needs Artists and Clowns
I have searched and searched for a translation of Andrew Makarov’s meaning of “figachit”. The best I can come up with is “gush”. So yes, “Ron gushes from the heart!” And it can be draining. Good luck at the show tomorrow night, colorful librarians!
Here is an interview from a Russian news source translated magically by the Google machine about Moscow exhibition inspired and produced by these three intrepid painters: A link to the actual article. And the translation, not too good, but covering the gist: On February 18, a Moscow library opens a group exhibition of Russian artists, “State Power… Read More Google Translated Interview of Upcoming Exhibition in Moscow
Last night (or early morning) a painting of mine was put back on a train in St. Petersburg heading to Moscow. It was one among several exceptional pieces by other painters who have gracefully invited me into their world of high art moves. “High” as in “spiritually deeper” in the traditional sense—something other which… Read More A Traveling Exhibition Brought To You By Humanity
Surprisingly warm look from St. Petersburg last night. At the 60th parallel one would think hats appropriate. A warm spell just in time for the opening of State Power—Plein Air, several outdoor pieces by three Moscow painters (all represented on this blog), and a wayward American contribution of one Russian White House ( from yours… Read More Stepanov Government Buildings