Category Archives: Art

Trump Goals

i’m gonna slash arts strangle public broadcasts squash state dept and smother epa

Also posted in Department of State, Donald Trump, Environment, PBS

Parking Lot Painter

No one buys my oil paintings on canvas. No one buys my acrylics. No one buys my watercolors. No one hires me to paint murals. They’re all fools. I have great work crying to be seen, and I prove it every weekend at street painting festivals all over. We don’t actually paint. We draw, usually […]

Also posted in Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Painters

Look at William H. Johnson

“Look at William H. Johnson” is part of the collection “Paint it Blue.”

Also posted in Denmark, Marriage, New York City, Norway, Painters, South Carolina, syphilis, William H. Johnson

Mental Steroids

A physician of renown I certainly am, though for a generation I have focused most of my intellect on the rather irrelevant albeit stimulating task of helping athletes run faster, jump higher, hit more home runs, and register more knockouts with shoulder pads and fists. Only in recent years have activists tried to persuade me […]

Also posted in Albert Einstein, Jonas Salk, Louis Pasteur, Mick Jagger, Music, Painters, Robert Plant, Steroids

Art Appraisals

To an interviewer who asked Mick Jagger if he had any art, the slender septuagenarian said, well, I just have several paintings people have given me and a few I’ve bought, but it’s definitely not what you’d call a collection, and they (the bad guys) know that so they never bother coming to my place. […]

Also posted in Adonay Duque, Andy Warhol, Art Galleries, Auctions, Bakersfield, Bonhams, George Thomas Clark, Jerry Hall, Lucian Freud, Mick Jagger, Painters, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, Sotheby's, The Rolling Stones

Grady Harp Reviews “Paint it Blue”

Amazon.com Hall of Fame reviewer Grady Harp recently posted this review on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com Paint it Blue by George Thomas Clark 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Oh to be a fly on the wall…. May 6, 2015 By Grady Harp HALL OF FAME TOP 100 […]

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Grady Harp, Paint it Blue, Painters

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 Diego Rivera, 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 Galleries, Charles White, Diego Rivera, 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

Crime Without Punishment

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Lesson 9: Omnipotence

Also posted in Guanajuato, Painters

Cave Painter

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Archers Shoot Stags

Also posted in Cave Paintings, France, Painters

Tame Her

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Francoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso

Also posted in Aging, Francoise Gilot, Pablo Picasso, Painters, Sex

Van Gogh v. Gauguin

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

Also posted in Mental Health, Painters, Paul Gauguin, Suicide, Vincent Van Gogh

Thiebaud in the Sky

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Black”

Also posted in Painters, San Francisco, Wayne Thiebaud

Mexico City – Blog Tour on Goodreads

Mexico City is a beautiful and exciting place. Check it out on my Blog Tour

Also posted in Art Galleries, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, George Thomas Clark, Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, Mexico City

Ramos Martinez Debates Rivera

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” “The Bondage of War” “Indian Couple” “Indian Mother” “Calla Lily Vendor”

Also posted in Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Diego Rivera, Mexico, Painters, Pasadena

Night Court

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Crime, Economics, Great Depression, Painters, Phil Paradise, Poverty

Edgar Payne v. Elsie Palmer Payne

This story is part of the collection “Paint it

Also posted in Divorce, Edgar Payne, Elsie Palmer Payne, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, Marriage, Painters

Elsie’s Bus Stop

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Click here to see “Bus Stop,” a 1949 painting by Elsie Palmer Payne

Also posted in Buses, Edgar Payne, Elsie Palmer Payne, Los Angeles, Marriage, Painters

Mickey Walker on Canvas

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” and “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Harry Greb, Max Schmeling, Mickey Walker, Painters

Silicon Galleries

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Black”

Also posted in Art Galleries, Bay Area, Computers, Painters, Palo Alto, Short Pieces - GTC

Norman Rockwell Explains

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring” To see “The Problem We All Live With,” please click here

Also posted in Advertisements, Crocker Art Museum, Norman Rockwell, Painters, Sacramento

Jacob Lawrence Frees John Brown

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Jacob Lawrence, John Brown, Painters, Religion, Slavery

Elegant Quito Home of Maria Augusta Urrutia

I tell the taxi driver I’m looking for a splendid residence in downtown Quito, and he drives me into the historical center and to the home of Maria Augusta Urrutia. From outside, the house, though two tall stories, looks rather small and narrow, cramped by contiguous buildings, but upon entering I see a courtyard and […]

Also posted in Charity, Ecuador, Maria Augusta Urrutia, Marriage, Painters, Poverty, Quito, Victor Mideros

Jose Clemente Orozco’s Impaled Head

displeased with emerging portrait i shove handle of big brush in left eye and another in upper right cheek next to eye and another in mouth and in neck and two in shoulder and pray that will suffice To see “Cabeza Flechada,” 1947, please click here Editorial note: This work is on display at the […]

Also posted in Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, Mexico City, Murals, Painters, Poetry - GTC

Trees of Francisco Goitia

This story is paprt of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Zacatecas Landscape with Hanged Men II,” 1914, please click here Editorial note: This painting, like its subjects, hangs in the National Museum of Art in Mexico City.

Also posted in Deserts, Francisco Goitia, Mexico, Mexico City, Painters, Poetry - GTC

“La india” of Abraham Angel

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “La india,” 1923, by Abraham Angel, please click here.

Also posted in Abraham Angel, Cocaine, Drugs, Homosexuals, Mental Health, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Suicide

Distress in Polanco

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” is try to find a bullfight.”

Also posted in David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, Mexico City, Movies, Murals, Painters, Polanco

Vincent Talks to Patient

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Self-Portrait with Dark Felt Hat” from 1886, please click here

Also posted in Bullying, Mental Health, Painters, Suicide, Vincent Van Gogh

Was Vincent Murdered

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

Also posted in Alcohol, Bullying, Campaign 2012, Mental Health, Mitt Romney, Painters, Suicide, Vincent Van Gogh

Zuma Demands Dignity

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

Also posted in Africa, AIDS, Jacob Zuma, Painters, Rape, Sex, Short Pieces - GTC, South Africa

Tulsa Riots

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

Also posted in Oklahoma, Painters, Racism, Riots, Tulsa

Tobacco: The Holdouts

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

Also posted in Drugs, Los Angeles, Painters, Robert Colescott, Tobacco

Munch Scores

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To see The Scream, please click this link

Also posted in Depression, Edvard Munch, Mental Health, Painters, Short Pieces - GTC

Garden Party for William H. Johnson

(A major feature about painter William H. Johnson, 1901-1970, will be posted later this spring.) I wish William H. Johnson, gifted painter of a unique world, were at this party honoring young African American artists, staged by the foundation bearing his name, at an elegant old two-story home near the Wilshire district in Los Angeles. […]

Also posted in Food, Housing, Los Angeles, Mental Health, Painters, William H. Johnson

Thomas Kinkade in Heaven

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

Also posted in Alcohol, Mental Health, Pablo Picasso, Painters, Religion, Thomas Kinkade

Entreating “The Two Fridas”

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “The Two Fridas,” please click here

Also posted in Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Health, LACMA, Marriage, Mental Health, Mexico, Mexico City, Painters, Surrealism

The Human Canvas

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

Also posted in Painters, Pasadena, Photography

Woman Rips Irises

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To view “Irises” by Vincent van Gogh, please click here To view “Young Italian Woman at a Table” by Paul Cezanne, please click here

Also posted in Getty Center, Getty Museum, Mental Health, Painters, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh

Protecting Women Surrealist Painters

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Birthday” by Dorothea Tanning, please click here To see “Self Portrait 1937-38” by Leonora Carrington, please click here

Also posted in Birds, Dorothea Tanning, Families, Hollywood, LACMA, Marriage, Mental Health, Painters, Surrealism, World War II

Kill the Whale

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” The Doomed Mural

Also posted in Karen Liebowitz, Los Angeles, Murals, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Whales

Party

at party naked couple hugs painting each other

Also posted in Painters, Poetry - GTC, Sex

Orange Ladies

two mouths pout under hats above dresses sexy or mean better assume mean and sexy

Also posted in Painters, Poetry - GTC, Sex

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, Charles White, Diego Rivera, Duke Ellington, Economics, Hammer Museum, Jackson Pollock, Music, Painters, Poetry, Poetry - GTC, Poverty

Munch on Canvas

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Depression, Edvard Munch, Loneliness, Mental Health, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Psychology, Sex

In the Blue House

It can’t be too late. This is a meeting so compelling and mandatory that all rules, technicalities, and encumbrances must be ignored. It doesn’t matter they are dead. It doesn’t matter they never knew each other. It doesn’t matter they were married. It matters only that the proper time be chosen, a common instant that […]

Also posted in Diego Rivera, Ernest Hemingway, Frida Kahlo, Painters, Short Stories - GTC, The Bold Investor, Writers

The Collector

This story is part of the collections “Paint it Blue” and “The Bold Investor”

Also posted in Crime, Mental Health, Murder, Painters, Short Stories - GTC, The Bold Investor

Changes in Nude

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

Also posted in Aging, Painters, Poetry - GTC

Charles White Endures

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

Also posted in Alabama, Charles White, Chicago, Civil War - American, Elizabeth Catlett, Hammer Museum, Harriet Taubman, John Brown, Los Angeles, Marriage, Mexico, Murals, Nat Turner, New York City, Newspapers, Painters, Pasadena, Poetry - GTC, Racism, Slavery, Tobacco, Tuberculosis

Was Vincent Murdered

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

Also posted in Alcohol, Bullying, Mental Health, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Suicide, Vincent Van Gogh

Lady for Lucian Freud

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

Also posted in Lucian Freud, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Psychology, Sex, Sigmund Freud

Joe Overstreet Presents The New Jemima

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

Also posted in Advertisements, Joe Overstreet, Painters, Poetry - GTC, Racism

Otto Dix in The Trench

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “The Trench,” please click here To see “The Seven Deadly Sins,” please click here

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Expressionism, Otto Dix, Painters, World War I, World War II

Picasso Sparkles

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Two Women Running on the Beach” (1922), please click here To see “Portrait of Dora Maar” (1937), please click here To see “The Kiss” (1969), please click here Sources – “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris” exhibited by the de Young […]

Also posted in Francoise Gilot, George Thomas Clark, Pablo Picasso, Painters, Paris, San Francisco

Gallery Search in Madrid

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

Also posted in Bergamot Station, George Thomas Clark, Madrid, Madrid Vacation, Painters, Photography, Robert Maplethorpe, Spain, Surrealism

Nazis Attack Karl Schmitt-Rottluff

This story is part of the collection Paint it Blue

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Adolf Ziegler, Ernst Ludwig Kirschner, Expressionism, George Thomas Clark, Karl Schmitt-Rottluff, Madrid, Madrid Vacation, Nazis, Otto Dix, Painters, Spain

Franco Beholds Guernica

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To view “Guernica,” please click here Sources: Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid; Wikipedia – Guernica, Francisco Franco; Spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk.

Also posted in Francisco Franco, George Thomas Clark, Guernica, Madrid, Madrid Vacation, Pablo Picasso, Painters, Spain

The Young Ribera

This story is from the collection “Paint it Black”

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Madrid, Madrid Vacation, Painters, Prado Museum, Ribera, Spain

Angry Subjects of Antonio Lopez in Madrid

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Black”

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Madrid, Madrid Vacation, Painters, Spain

Hemingway Fifty Years Dead

Early morning on a July second Ernest Hemingway, battered by decades of alcoholism, assailed by a brain injured in one car and two plane crashes, haunted by a lifelong fear of inherited mental illness and certain that it and rapid aging had forever rendered him paranoid and defeated, quietly arose from a bedroom separate from […]

Also posted in Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, France, Julian Barnes, Movies, Pablo Picasso, Paris, Woody Allen, Writers

Electrician Receives Picassos

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in France, Pablo Picasso, Painters

Colossal Head and the Mesoamerican Ballgame

I know it’s not right by your standards but I don’t care about them or you, so my relentless almond eyes and flat ears, open and acute below the helmet on my Colossal Head 5, carved six-feet high into three tons of basalt, are aimed at viewers in museums who surround me on three sides. […]

Also posted in LACMA, Mexico, Museums, Sculptors

The Flowers of Seraphine Louis

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

Also posted in France, Germany, Mental Health, Movies, Museums, Painters, Paris, Seraphine Louis

David Alfaro Siqueiros Rides Again

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see The New Democracy, please click here To see The Tough Colonel, please click here To see Our Present Image, please click here To see From the Dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz to the Revolution, please click here Other Sources – Murals under the Stars […]

Also posted in David Alfaro Siqueiros, Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, Los Angeles, Mexico, Mexico City, Murals, Museums, Painters, Porfirio Diaz

Van Goghs Argue

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier), 1888, please click here

Also posted in Depression, Mental Health, Museums, Norton Simon Museum, Painters, Pasadena, Vincent Van Gogh

Walt Kuhn at the Circus

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Mental Health, New York City, Painters, Walt Kuhn

McSorley’s Cats Soothe John Sloan

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Alcohol, Ashcan School, Diego Rivera, George Luks, John Sloan, Jose Clemente Orozco, Mental Health, New York City, Painters, Robert Henri, Williams Glackens

George Luks Knocked Out

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Alcohol, Ashcan School, Boxing, George Luks, Jim Jefferies, Museums, New York City, Painters

Romancing Women

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

Also posted in Edouard Manet, Impressionism, James McNeill Whistler, Museums, Painters, San Francisco, Sex

Thomas Eakins Gets Physical

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To see Swimming, please click here To see Taking the Count, please click here To see Wrestlers, please click here

Also posted in Education, Homosexuals, LACMA, Museums, Painters, Philadelphia, Realism, Sex, Thomas Eakins

Skipping Toll on the Golden Gate Bridge

Oh, what a foolish risk it was. It really should be illegal. I don’t know why it isn’t. All rational people understand it’s dangerous to drive while listening to Jim Morrison sing “Light My Fire.” Actually, I had been thoroughly reasonable all day, easing out of my motel in San Francisco and carefully driving through […]

Also posted in Bay Area, Cars & Driving, George Thomas Clark, Golden Gate Bridge, Jim Morrison, Marin County, Music, Painters, San Francisco, The Doors

Pollock Assists Lee Krasner

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

Also posted in Abstract Expressionism, Alcohol, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Mental Health, Museums, Painters

Paula Modersohn-Becker Speaks

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

Also posted in Expressionism, Germany, Painters, Paris, Paula Modersohn-Becker

Ernst Ludwig Kirschner and his Subjects

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” To see Self-Portrait as a Soldier, please click here

Also posted in Ernst Ludwig Kirschner, Expressionism, Germany, Nazis, Painters

Betty Finch Transforms Gourds into Sculptures

I’ve long been collecting art with enthusiasm many call obsessive but confess to being indifferent when notified by postcard last month that the Bakersfield Museum of Art would be featuring an exhibition of gourd sculptures by retired police officer Betty Finch. What the hell is a gourd? I’d heard of people drinking from them but […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Betty Finch, Homeless, Marriage, Painters, Sculptors

Lens of Diane Arbus

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

Also posted in Depression, Diane Arbus, Mental Health, Photography, Suicide

Renoir Rebukes

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

Also posted in Impressionism, LACMA, Painters, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Calling Winslow Homer

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To view Winslow Homer’s “The Gulf Stream,” please click here

Also posted in LACMA, Museums, Painters, Realism, Winslow Homer

Twentieth Century Revealed through two Paintings

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

Also posted in Expressionism, LACMA, Ludwig Meidner, Magnus Zeller, Museums, Painters

Disaster at Norton Simon Museum

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

Also posted in Museums, Norton Simon Museum, Painters

Who was Abraham Angel?

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

Also posted in Abraham Angel, George Thomas Clark, Mexico City, Museums, Painters

Is that Matt Damon

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Self-Portrait with Small Statue

Also posted in Henry Varnum Poor, Museums, Painters, Stanford University

Frida Celebrates Centennial

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

Also posted in Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mexico, Mexico City, Murals, Museums, Painters

Diego Denies his Art Naïve

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

Also posted in Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Mexico, Mexico City, Murals, Museums, Nelson Rockefeller, Painters

Pig in Heat

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

Also posted in Bakersfield, Painters, Pigs

Young Fernando Motilla Emerging in Art World

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

Also posted in Fernando Motilla, George Thomas Clark, Mexico, Michoacan, Painters