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Reuniting Old Friends: Celebrating 300 Years of New Orleans with Art

New Orleans is one of those rare American cities that oozes history -- walk the streets of the French Quarter or stroll down the Esplanade or take the ferry over to Algiers Point, and you'll feel the sagas that have played... Continue Reading →

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Be an Unreasonable Artist

I just started reading Gaudi: a biography by Gijs Van Hensbergen and the opening quote is from George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world... Continue Reading →

10 Artists Plagued by Self-Doubt: Lessons from the National Gallery of Art

It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas. -- Paul Cezanne I've never had writer's block, but ever since my debut novel Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo has come out (and... Continue Reading →

High Art in Hollywood: the Norton Simon

I live and work in Los Angeles, a city known for sunshine, movie stars, blockbuster franchises, and reality TV. It's also a hectic city with nearly 20 million people battling it out on the freeways and Hollywood clamoring for attention... more... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Must See Art in the United States

Think you have to go to Europe to see world-class art? YOU DON'T. You can see jaw-droppingly, mega-famous art in the US of A. In fact, there's so much great art in the States, it's nearly impossible to narrow it down... Continue Reading →

Hometowns of Famous Artists

Here's a secret: If you visit an artist's birthplace, some of their creative genius will rub off on you... and if THAT doesn't work, then at least these picturesque hometowns are sure to inspire. Don’t look for Paris, New York, or Tokyo here—these... Continue Reading →

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