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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”   –ARISTOTLE                         “Chaos is the law of nature and order is the dream of man, and the imposition of order on a corner of chaos is the function — or illusion — of art…”   –HENRY ADAMS                         “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”   –SCOTT...

Ronnie Wood Artist And Painter

I cant look at a photo of Ronnie Wood without thinking of Charles Dickens Artful Dodger and smiling to myself. Ronnie just has one of those faces and personalities that are naturally comedic, he must be great fun to be around.  I have  long admired his musical abbilites especially as a slide guitarist but just lately I have found myself more interested in his paintings and drawings and I think from the tone and range he has been producing lately, so has he.   Ronnie Wood Artist And Guitarist.  Ronnie Wood was yet another product of that uniquely English institutions known as “Art College”...

Rolf Harris, Underrated Artist And Much Loved Entertainer.(Oops! Spoke To Soon)

Rolf Harris is a very well known and much loved entertainer in the UK, well known in Canada but hardly recognized in the USA, however this little article may help in a tiny way to adjust that fact. Rolf Harris is a truly talented polymath, highly intelligent, bright and bubbly, always entertaining, a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and television personality but also a wonderfully talented painter and sculptor. Rolf Harris The Antipodean Renaissance Man Rolf Harris was born in 1930 and lived with his first generation emigre parents in a small suburb of Brisbane Australia. Rolf showed talents...

Vincent van Gogh, How To Say It

  Vincent van Gogh is the Worlds most recognized and popular artist but how many people can actually pronounce his name ? Here is an amusing and very useful little video featuring the master of immaculately correct English and Dutch pronunciation, Mr Stephen Fry . Try using it at your next soiree, waltz up to the local art bore and say ” David old chap, you will be able to tell me, who was that fellow who painted Sunflowers” then stand back and have a silent, secret, inner snigger, as he screws it up. Oh! how little fishes taste the best .   Vincent van Gogh Warning and...

The Scream Heard All Around The World

The Scream What You Need To Know Roundup And Comment The Scream, One Hundred and Nineteen Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars plus fees and commissions, that’s what an unknown buyer paid for a pastel drawing, originally One of a set of Four copies and originally titled Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature) by the Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch. The iconic image had been kept in storage vaults at the Washington National Museum for over Seventeen Years with very few people ever knowing it was there, it was after all one of the Worlds most stolen paintings so I am sure,...

Thomas Kinkade.Facts, Lies, Opinions

Thomas Kinkade Dead at 54. suspects, Valium,Ethanol and a troubled mind. By John Douglas : As you can imagine quite a cacophony of earnest opinion, sour grapes score settling and dark humor has been generated by the demise of Mr. Thomas Kinkade . Inevitably such a controversial “Art’s Character ” dying so young will bring back memories and draw parallels with Andy Warhol’s premature departure. We have our own opinions here at Kings Galleries and we share them with you at the  bottom of this compilation of what we consider the best of the net…   Thomas Kinkade died...

Paul Cadmus

Paul Cadmus was one of Americas most controversial gay artists The American artist Paul Cadmus (B1904–D1999) was a Thirty year old unknown, outside of his own New York bohemian circles, painter in 1934, but then he became famous,  or should we say, infamous almost overnight when a major artistic scandal erupted over his risqué, and much publicized painting, The Fleet’s In! The painting ( shown above) depicts US sailors on rowdy and lecherous shore leave and it aroused the anger and ire of US Navy top brass, not only for its depiction of the Navy but also its obvious sexual connotations...

Modern Art, Pass Thanks

Who loves modern art? Here is a little piece of information we came across at Kings a few weeks ago and we thought you may find interesting, if not amusing. It’s an article from the British tabloid newspaper “The Daily Mail” and it concerns a study conducted at the very prestigious “Tate Britain” . Visitors to the Tate were involved, unbeknown to them ,in an experiment to determine whether the public is truly as interested in modern art as the art establishment would have us all believe . Old Art was once Modern Art. The Tate Britain houses the most comprehensive collection of British...

Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade, A View From The Brush-front By David Billet. There is no living artist, or for that matter any artist from the recent past, that I can think of, that can both generate such universal derision amongst other artists, whilst managing to engender such a passionate following amongst a certain section of the American buying public, non more than Thomas Kinkade. Thomas Kinkade is despised and disparaged with a passion by every contemporary artist I have ever met, and I have met a lot of them. Most working artists dismiss Thomas Kinkade and his success as a huge joke or con trick being...

Vladimir Zebek : Now Deceased .

Vladimir Zebek was truly one of the finest Russian artists, infamously cast in the stereotypical mold of the troubled artistic genius,much loved by his collectors worldwide, passed away tragically in 2015. Vladimir Zebek (80) Born-1931. Zebek was until his recent demise in 2015, one of Russia’s finest Seascape Artists. Often. and fairly compared to the great Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky. Russian Painter, 1817-1900, Zebek’s Paintings are in Private Collections in over Fifty Countries Worldwide. Zebek’s canvases are full of passion, light and mysticism, his sky’s meet the sea...

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