How Artistic Deception Created Modern Art

Picasso said abstraction starts with an object, and then reality is removed.  Deception is at the heart of art, morphing reality into artistic lies representing the truth. How does an artist learn to perform this sleight of hand, showing the Continue reading How Artistic Deception Created Modern Art

Baudelaire and Dickinson: Religion for Moderns

Where do we find spirituality in a world without absolutes? Charles Baudelaire and Emily Dickinson offer two alternative paths. Let us compare two poems written about the same subject – a clock. Baudelaire anthropomorphized the clock as a living god Continue reading Baudelaire and Dickinson: Religion for Moderns