Brothers By Another Mother? Although Buddha and Jesus are separated by 600 years and by about 3000 miles their stories and teachings have many similarities. There are many similarities between the mythical elements of Jesus and Buddha. Here are just a few of the most striking ones: Conceived in a miraculous manner. Similar names of mother. (Maya for Buddha, Mary for Jesus) Was a bit of a child prodigy. Underwent a long period of fasting while traveling alone. Tempted by, but
A little bit of surrealism for you today. A nude woman lays in a garden, comfortably exhibiting her sexuality. Playfully, an enormous metal butterfly rests on her forearm. She dangles a huge metal pear with windows on it. Ideas, maybe? The pear also bestows wisdom and health. In some Christian contexts, the it symbolizes the Virgin and Child, likely because of its sweetness. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the pear tree symbolizes inner peace.
Somehow Almost Nobody Noticed Rihanna at Art Basel – Rihanna managed to make an extremely incognito visit to Art Basel in Switzerland on Friday, three days after the fair’s VIP preview. Accompanied by her boyfriend, Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel (whose family is behind Dubai’s Jameel Arts Centre), she browsed Gagosian and David Nolan‘s booths, and even stopped to take a photo of a wooden sculpture by Richard Artschwager. But several cryptic tweets and one hastily shot photo
I mean, really! As an artist myself and someone who represents other artists, I freakin' struggle every day to sell a painting. It's so frustrating! To give you an example, when we do some art festivals, the rage, the frustration, the sadness, the defeat, and at the same time the drive, that we get, to see people buy a ten dollar hot dog and a seven dollar beer, and not buy a gorgeous card with your art on it for three or five dollars, is insane. You know, if people can't
Being able to help out is a great feeling, but being able to help out doing what you love, is a blessing. Last week Alvaro José donated "Bella" to West Elm Palm Beach Gardens, for their silent auction benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The artist himself is diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, so for him it is especially close to the heart to be able to help in any way to such a great cause. "Bella" is the painting of a cancer survivor. Not anyone in particular,
It's been a while since I've written about our mobile art gallery A Truckload Of Art. That's because, most of the time, I am frustrated at how difficult sometimes things can go. During the summer months Florida is hot. When I say hot, I mean extremely HOT. On top of that, it rains almost every day, and to top it all off, we got the infamous zica virus. Those were really tough months for us. A mobile art gallery sounds great, and it is. It's just that the concept is so