Guernica & La Riera, Art Intervention

Guernica and La Rielera

On April 28, 1937, Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ painting was inaugurated in the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair. The painting is a protest against war, in particular, the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). General Franco, attempting to overthrow the elected Spanish government, bombed the village of Guernica in northern Spain with the aid of the Germans. This…

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Egyptian Socio-economy Pyramid

Artists and Society

Sadly, what does not seem to change at any speed is the low standing of artists in most societies. Studying about the Egyptians, I recently bumped into the graphic here which places artists in the lower rungs -3000 years ago. A recent survey from Hill Strategies, a Canadian research company specialized in the arts sector…

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North Shore panorama, Vancouver, BC

City in Flux – Work In Progress goes to the Capture Photography Festival!

If you are a writer you know how the idea in your mind can become something else once it is committed to paper or screen. The same happens when painting, sculpting or photographing.  At times you are the director in command but not always… I just finished a large panorama of the North Shore viewed…

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Tancredi Parmeggiani guache 1954

“My Weapon Against the Atom Bomb is a Blade of Grass” is a timely title for what seems could be coming our way in 2017…

The title refers to a retrospective at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, of Tancredi Parmeggiani (1927, Feltre – 1964 Rome, Italy) which will run until March 13, 2017. Tancredi’s art fits with my theory about art: The common thread amongst all the art we see in museums and collections is not about the artwork itself but…

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