He was one of the the first artists to introduce sensuality and eroticism to the world of fashion photography.
The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.
It is important to have that daily pause -- to meditate and tune out -- turning inward for insights and centering. However an extended period of Re-NEW-all -- disconnecting to re-connect in a more meaningful manner -- revitalizes one, body and soul.
The Spanish master Francisco Goya painted 200 years ago at a time not unlike the age of disruption, revolution, barbarity and torture that defined the year 2014.
Each year I survey what I have seen and experienced in the past 12 months and, after much soul searching and difficult internal debate, come up with my top 20 picks. (Plus two alternates!) Here is the list for 2014:
Of course a gathering like this is only a fantasy, but imagine how unforgettable it would be to learn about Spanish literature, art and culture from the greats who created so many indelible works.
___________ Right now the museum is hosting a travelling exhibition, Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain
When I look at a painting, I try to disregard who the artist was, or year the work was created; rather, I try to figure out its place in our human journey
"Goya," he said, "that's who your work reminds me of." I didn't expect that coming from a client.
We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?