Happy Birthday Antoni Gaudi!

Today is the birthday of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi.  Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí Cornet (to give him his full title) was born on this day in 1852 and died in 1926.  It is unknown where exactly he was born, but it may have been either Reus or Riudoms (he was baptised the day after his birth in theContinue reading “Happy Birthday Antoni Gaudi!”

Poll Truth or Fiction?

Which of these art quotes speak truthfully to you and which do you disagree with?  Just vote for your favorite and why you disagree with any.  Truth or fiction?  It’s all subjective.  I agree with Da Vinci who illustrates the difference between poetry and art so succinctly.   Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, andContinue reading “Poll Truth or Fiction?”

Happy Birthday Egon Schiele!

Today is the birthday of Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele (b. 1890 – 1918).  Schiele was a protégé of Gustave Klimt and is also associated with the art nouveau movement.  His expressive use of line indicates his substantial  talent.   Shieles’ figures are often twisted and distorted.  They are sinewy, sexually posed and very often disturbing.  Schiele attended the Vienna School ofContinue reading “Happy Birthday Egon Schiele!”

Masquerade – A celebration of Masks

Inspired by my Ghost of Christmas Past on my Echostains insta, I’ve resurrected a video I made for my art blog (echostains). It’s all about masks 😷 It’s been a while since I posted.  I have been busy  compiling another video – a  a celebration of masks from history, cultures and of course art.  The mostContinue reading “Masquerade – A celebration of Masks”