Lunch with Vanessa Bell

“On a clear spring afternoon I dropped by Vanessa Bell’s for lunch. It was one of those days at the Bloomsbury house, always cozy and welcoming. Vanessa had a little argument with the maid, but that did not spoil the … Continue reading

The Modern Garden: Royal Academy London

The theme of the garden, albeit considered as “naive” or “too middle class” for serious art, has nevertheless, been a place for constant experimenting, avant garde techniques and spiritual transcendence; and the exhibition of Painting the Modern Garden at the … Continue reading

Coffee-shops, Dutch drugs policy and Eric Fromberg (1943-2015)

It is a common mistake to think that cannabis is legal in The Netherlands, and that coffee-shops are part of the Dutch culture as tulips and VanGogh! Although the particularities of Dutch culture have allowed the idea of a controlled … Continue reading

Ai Weiwei on recycling, twitter and virtues in art

I am trying to think how to explain to my students the notion of virtues. Not as behaviour, or what people do… but as traits of character, guidelines that can help us to live a good life and a beautiful … Continue reading

Seriously Delauneyed

If you are planning to visit the exhibition of Sonia Delauney at Tate Modern, you need to be seriously prepared.  For starts, it is a huge exhibition crossing all sort of mediums, styles and artistic movements: from fauvism to abstraction, … Continue reading

Creative meet Green: Culture Change and Sustainability

What do creatives have to offer to the challenges of greener world? What can art do to promote sustainability? How environmental projects can include art and creativity?  I have always thought that the answer is obvious… earth and art are … Continue reading

Realism and Dreaming in Art

I’ve been listening to the fantastic podcast called Start Up by Alex Blumberg – American Money-, it is something that I connect via Cory Huff’s The Abundant Artist, one of my favorite websites and advisers in my journey to become … Continue reading