Art Lover: Forest Sculpture Collecting Rainwater
Award-winning artist John Grade creates artwork inspired by the transience of nature to produce 3D site-specific sculptures. Grade is motivated by changes taking place in the natural world, and the forms of the organisms found...
Song Emperor Huizong: Patron of the Arts
In the year 1100, Huizong took the throne as Northern Song Dynasty’s eighth emperor. At the time, he was just 17 years old. Emperor Huizong will always be remembered as a political failure. Regrettably, he...
Artist Cesar Santos Relies on Old Masters’ Techniques to Reach a Higher Level of Expression
Compared to his time in the boxing ring and then his stint acting and appearing on television, Cesar Santos’s calling as an artist came naturally. “Everything else I did, there was an internal conflict within me....
Inspiration from Iconic Disney Animator Aaron Blaise
Aaron Blaise is an internationally renowned artist and animator, having spent over 30 years in the industry working for Disney on Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, and many other films that...
Dignity in Advertisements: Maxfield Parrish’s Illustrations
Living between 1870 and 1966, Maxfield Parrish grew up in a time of aesthetic optimism in the United States. For illustrators, architects, and designers of any sort in this era, the aesthetic grammar of neo-classical...
The Blossoming of Imagination: Italian Renaissance Drawing
Simplistic and paradoxically expressive, drawings and the merits of the craft have recently been showcased in many art institutions around the world. From the exhibit Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art...
Transcendental Illustrations: The Vision of Yuezun
He had a vision of a golden light shimmering at the edges of a cliff face with a thousand golden Buddhas and celestial maidens singing, dancing, and playing instruments. It was Buddhist monk Yuezun’s dream...
Teach Students About Beauty to Lead Them to Virtue
In his new book, Beauty Matters: Creating a High Aesthetic in School Culture, Stephen Turley details the nature of beauty in some of the clearest and most definitive terms you will find. Turley sets a...
Painter Akiane Kramarik on Her Art and Spiritual Journey
Fearlessly dedicated to expressing her spiritual journey and the worlds in her dreams and visions, artist Akiane Kramarik has insights into humanity that reach for the highest understanding of the universe and flow unrestrained from...