A few years ago, I found myself following my wife to different art galleries all over the world and finding a place to sit so I could have a snooze, play a game on my phone or just people watch. Art in my opinion was for the elite of the world who could afford to purchase a piece of art for a million pounds. But this view point changed when I saw some great artist on display and started to blog about it.
I started writing about my bored experiences at stuffy art galleries or ultra sleek minimalistic ones trying so hard not to yawn when guides relates the history of the masterpiece and artist …bore bore, bore, bore, bore. Then on a trip to Vienna, I discovered Gustav Klimt, Franz Von Stuck, Max Ernst, Caravaggio, Bosch, Miró, Salvador Dali, Accrimboldo and too many others to name.
This became the birth of my blog ideas on art. I already had the photographic website displaying my work and hoping for a sale or two so I merged these platforms to create the website as it is today. I wanted to write blogs articles related to my passion and appreciation for art even though I can’t paint.
I am aware of the numerous blogs dedicated to art and my humble contribution is only a way of expressing my thoughts and feelings in the hope that it may also inspire readers and become an art lover covert like me.
Who writes the blogs?
I am a photographer an independent film maker and an art historian dropout. With writing these blogs I want to pass on my observations, knowledge from what I read, discovered and learnt from my wife who is an avid reader. With my blogs I have all the freedom in the world to choose the subjects that I find interesting. Art is a very broad subject so I do not pretend to know everything about art and artists.
I publish only one or two articles per week as photography and editing of photographs take up the rest of my time. I hope you will enjoy the blogs and support me with some advice or comments on the articles. Article contributions are also very welcome as it can get very lonely to be the sole writer.
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