Refugee from the Dreamworld

I am a refugee from the dreamworld In this new home my wings don’t work People here are suspicious of me When I look at them, they look away Artist: Cyril Rolando I am a refugee from the dreamworld Everything here makes too much sense There is so little mystery That I’m afraid to fallContinue reading “Refugee from the Dreamworld”

Andrew Wyeth In Retrospect at The Brandywine River Museum of Art

“To have all your life’s work and to have them along the wall, it’s like walking in with no clothes on. It’s terrible.” Andrew Wyeth On October 19, 1937, Andrew Wyeth had the first exhibition of his works, a collection of 23 watercolors at the Macbeth Gallery in Manhattan. Two days later all the paintingsContinue reading “Andrew Wyeth In Retrospect at The Brandywine River Museum of Art”

Maurits Cornelius Escher

If your name was Maurits Cornelius Escher, you might go by the name M.C. Escher too. Of course, if you were him you would also be one of the most fascinating artists who ever lived. Born on this day in 1898 in the Netherlands, Escher’s mathematical precision and surrealistic visions set him apart from visualContinue reading “Maurits Cornelius Escher”

The Summer of Love Experience: Visual Arts

NOTE: This is the third installment in a six-part series on The Summer of Love, inspired by The Summer of Love Experience exhibit at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. We’ve been down this road before: an unhinged, paranoid president; wars built on lies; emboldened racists and misogynists blaring their hate through mass media intoContinue reading “The Summer of Love Experience: Visual Arts”

Review: The Nicholas Roerich Museum

“When humanity is possessed by the devils of malice and mutual destruction, every token of affirmativeness and mutual help is especially valuable.” Nicholas Roerich. On the north side of 107th Street, one building east of Riverside Park, stands the Nicholas Roerich Museum. The house is its own work of art. Paintings and artifacts decorate theContinue reading “Review: The Nicholas Roerich Museum”

She Would Be You

  If I were to build a woman from my dreams she would be you But we both know that dreams aren’t real even when they do come true Dreams don’t have to obey laws like gravity or ticking time There’s no law I wouldn’t break when loving you becomes a crime Love is notContinue reading “She Would Be You”