Alvaro Labañino: The Millennial Art on the Path of the Masters

by Jesús Rosado There is a widespread trend in a certain sector of art criticism to disparage the millennial artistic talent by labeling it as frivolous, egomaniac, and standardized. Nothing could be further from the truth. The also called Generation Y, formed by young people born from the mid-80s to the dawn of the 21st century, integrates a strong intellectual background that has grown in … Continue reading Alvaro Labañino: The Millennial Art on the Path of the Masters

The first Thanksgiving

Although you can find various stories about the original Thanksgiving, this harvest celebration of pilgrims and Native Americans took place in the autumn of 1621. The first Thanksgiving was a three-day feast in celebration of a good harvest, and the local natives participated. Although there were earlier feasts by settlers in Saint Augustine, Florida and the Virginia Colony, it is this event that is the … Continue reading The first Thanksgiving

Demons Inkpirations

Vicente Dopico-Lerner was born in Havana and has lived in the United States for most of his life, where he studied at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, St. Thomas University and the Art Students League in New York; it was precisely at the Art Students League where he identified with the principles of Abstract Expressionism that have marked his career. But the fact of … Continue reading Demons Inkpirations

The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture

Why do we so seldom see people smiling in painted portraits? Nicholas Jeeves explores the history of the smile through the ages of portraiture, from Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Alexander Gardner’s photographs of Abraham Lincoln. Jan Steen, Self Portrait, 3rd quarter of 17th century – Source. Today when someone points a camera at us, we smile. This is the cultural and social reflex of our time, and … Continue reading The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture

Private Mint Strikes History In $100 Coin

(NewsUSA) – Going through the Smithsonian’s artifacts can sometimes yield big surprises. For instance, the recent discovery of a design for a $100 gold coin. Jeff Garrett, a numismatist, or coin expert, was examining the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection when he discovered an original sketch by George T. Morgan, an artist often considered America’s greatest coin designer. Morgan wasn’t designing a special-edition quarter or cent, … Continue reading Private Mint Strikes History In $100 Coin