The website artwork is an acknowledgement to the
great artists throughout history whose work I have enjoyed and found
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!
Man by Leonardo
Da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian scientist, mathematician,
engineer, architect, artist; exemplifies
the blend of art and science and Leonardo's attempts to relate man to
It also shows his interest in proportion.
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
Brilliant! I chose this work of Da Vinci's because I love what it
symbolizes and represents.
Thinker by Auguste Rodin
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
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
Head and Hands
Dance of Youth
of The Face of Aphrodite,
the goddess of love and beauty.
Galatea of the
Spheres - Galatea was a sea nymph in Greek mythology.
(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.
In The Sun
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.
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