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Category Archives: Diego Rivera

Picasso and Rivera Talk

Really, this is quite unusual, self-portraits talking to each other from a wall on either side of a gallery door. The man on the left, a short muscular brute standing bare-chested, says, “Get out of that frame.” “Okay, as long as you do, too.” Pablo Picasso, cocky at age twenty-five in 1906, steps naked, it […]

Also posted in LACMA, Pablo Picasso, Painters

Touch of Saturnino Herran

You’ve never heard of me? That’s all right, don’t apologize. Most people haven’t. I’ll explain. I am born in this city, not far from the Aguascalientes Museum where we stand, and begin taking private drawing lessons as a child. My progress enthuses instructors, and when I’m eighteen, two years after my father dies, they urge […]

Also posted in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Painters, Saturnino Herran

First Review of Paint it Blue

The first review of “Paint it Blue” has just been posted on Amazon.com, and I’m honored that painter and writer Peter Wood gave the book five stars. Here is the review: Most Helpful Customer Reviews 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars — Painters Exposed As Never Before! […]

Also posted in Art, Frida Kahlo, George Thomas Clark, Pablo Picasso, Paint it Blue, Painters, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh

Paint it Blue – Published

Paint it Blue, the long-anticipated collection of stories about painters, has been published and is now available. Introduction – We wonder what they’re thinking, so we ask Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. And you, Picasso, what are you really like? Vincent van Gogh, please tell us more about your agony and inspiration. We must also […]

Also posted in Art, Art Galleries, Charles White, Dorothea Tanning, Fernando Motilla, Francisco Goitia, Francoise Gilot, Frida Kahlo, George Luks, Getty Museum, Guernica, Hammer Museum, James McNeill Whistler, Joe Overstreet, Pablo Picasso, Paint it Blue, William H. Johnson

Hand of Orozco

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Catharsis

Also posted in David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, Painters

Amiri Baraka Clears Mind

decades ago when poet amiri baraka’s surname jones rebuked for obscenity by langston hughes in essay “that boy leroi” boy now almost eighty on stage with fiftyish daughter at hammer museum and can’t remember abstract impressionist painter who dripped jackson pollock she said and the mexican muralist my man diego rivera she said baraka generally […]

Also posted in Amiri Baraka, Art, Charles White, Duke Ellington, Economics, Hammer Museum, Jackson Pollock, Music, Painters, Poetry, Poetry - GTC, Poverty