In 1881, Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain, where he studied painting, sculpting and printmaking. He is considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, and is acclaimed for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture and the co-invention of collage. Picasso’s body of work is […]
John Drysdale’s OUR PEACEABLE KINGDOM
British photographer John Drysdale’s pictures can be deceptive. They seem to depict play — spontaneous fun and funniness, exquisite ease and frolic, the real and the surreal cozily at home in the world together. At bottom, Drysdale’s pictures reveal the emotion of love. Brimful of play, his guileless subjects luxuriate in strong and […]
Get Your Perfect Pet Portrait with Rory Mackay!
Rory Mackay is a classically trained artist with penchant for painting pooches! While he may not have predicted that the four-legged set would so thoroughly become his inspiration, this canine Caravaggio found his calling in capturing the energy and spirit of our furry friends on his canvas. Born and raised in London, Mackay is now […]
Ruben Toledo Paints A Vivid Picture – Inspired By Animal Subjects And His Designer Wife Isabel
Artist and designer Ruben Toledo’s creative influence has little, if any, boundaries. He is, as his official biography describes, “at once a painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler and critic;” Toledo himself says that he is simply an artist – he “tells stories and invents ideas, and tries to express emotions in a visual way.” […]
Fine Art with a Bark – The William Secord Gallery is Devoted to Dog Paintings!
William Secord owns the only gallery in North America devoted exclusively to paintings of dogs. He’d like to show you around. The William Secord Gallery doesn’t seem like the kind of place where dogs run free. Hardwood floors gleam with polish. The gallery’s three display rooms are filled with ornately framed art, all carefully hung […]
Time To Chirp! “Flights of Fancy” – Alba Ballard And Her Feathered Acting Troupe
Alba Spinetto was born in Porto Tolle, Rovigio, Italy to a theatrical family in 1928. They traveled Europe as a variety stage troupe called Compagnia. Spinetto and entertained audiences with dancing, singing and comedy shows that incorporated various animal acts. Alba Spinetto’s special talent for working with animals, including a stray baby wolf, was established at […]