Suggested Donation: Anthony Waichulis

Our guests will range from curators to chefs, tattoo and graffiti artists to an artisanal bicycle maker. As many of these craftspeople frequently use painting as a metaphor for excellence in their own sphere, our conversations will explore this link in the interest of restoring a broader devotion to skill in the arts. We aim… Continue reading

The “Pitfalls” of reading about Photography “Pitfalls”

The article began by establishing the idea that just because you have seen a photograph of something does not mean you know “exactly” what something may look like. While I understood the basic groundwork that the author was trying to establish here, the opening signaled that what would most likely follow would be a series… Continue reading

Experts and Authorities

Defining an Expert Let’s look at how the terms are defined: An expert can be defined simply as a person who has a comprehensive knowledge of, or skill in, a particular area. However looking to the etymology of the word we find an emphasis on ‘experience’: Late 14c., “having had experience; skillful,” from Old French… Continue reading

The Art Experience and the Creative Process

Yesterday, I found myself drawn into an interesting discussion regarding the recent completion of artist Antonio López Garcia’s portrait of the Spanish royal family. The painting was 20 years in the making. However—the lengthy production time of the painting was not the focus of the discussion but rather his process. Due to the nature of… Continue reading