The website artwork is an acknowledgement to the great artists
throughout history whose work I have enjoyed and found enriching.
As I suggested in The
Arts and Personal Development, art is
a universal language that transcends time and space. It can transport
us to altered states of consciousness just by our looking at it and
allowing our imaginations to take over.
Enjoy and be inspired!
Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci
(1452-1519) Italian scientist, mathematician, engineer, architect,
the blend of art and science and Leonardo's attempts to relate man to
nature. It also shows his interest in proportion. According to Encyclopedia
Britannica, Leonardo believed the workings of the human body to be an
analogy for the universe. Some believe that the square symbolizes
material existence and that the circle symbolizes spiritual existence,
thus the depiction by Leonardo of the correlation between the two.
Brilliant! I chose this work of Da Vinci's because I love what it
symbolizes and represents.
Thinker by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
the French artist whose sculpture emphasized texture and the emotional
state of the subject.
Rodin's bronze statue of a man in sober contemplation is one of his
most famous works and sometimes used to represent Philosophy.
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
a Dutch post Impressionist artist who suffered from bouts of mental
illness throughout his life. During his stay in a mental hospital he
produced some works which were characterized by swirls. In 1971 after
reading about Van Gogh's life, Don McLean wrote the song Vincent
(Starry Starry Night). In the 70s the Van Gogh museum played the song
daily and recently Josh Groban made it popular again on his best
by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) a French artist influenced by the
post Impressionist artists.
He was known for his colorful, fluid and beautiful style.
In Greek mythology Icarus plunged to his death by falling into the sea
after flying too close to the sun (against his father's advice) which
melted the wax holding his artificial wings together.
The next six pieces of artwork
are all by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a Spanish painter and
sculptor whose work has been categorized in many periods including his
Blue, Rose, African and Cuban influenced periods.
He produced works in a variety of styles in his lifetime including in
neoclassical and surrealist styles.
Fleurs et Mains
Dance of Youth
Tête d'une Femme Lisant
Apparition of The Face of Aphrodite,
the goddess of love and beauty.
of the Spheres - Galatea was a sea nymph in Greek mythology.
Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
was a Spanish artist and one of the most important painters of the
20th century. His work was influenced by the Renaissance masters, but
he was known for his most unusual yet beautiful work in the surrealist
style. Dali said of his own work "...just because I don't know
the meaning of my art, does not mean it has no meaning..."
These four fun pieces are by Alfred
Gockel (1952- present) a German artist who has toured Europe and
North America and is well known for his bright, colorful, abstract and
avante garde compositions. His work, in which he strives for
perfection, is mesmerizing and inspiring.
Jazz On The Square
In The Sun
These three beautiful pieces are by Wassily
Kandinsky (1866-1944), a Russian painter, printmaker and theorist credited with
painting the first modern abstract works. He taught at the Bauhaus
school of art and architecture in Germany from 1922 until 1933 when
the Nazis closed it down.