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Art Cafe…Art Books, Fall Reading List

Artnet News has published a new list of art books to read. I already have my eye on a couple, just need to find the time to dive in. Hope you’ll find something that will have you curled up in a chair with your head buried, ignoring everything around you. Best feeling in the world, well besides being at the easel. Click here to see Artnet News latest list.

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Art Cafe…Painting as an Olympic Sport?

Who knew that at one point in Olympic history that the arts where part of the competition. Did you know that in 1912, someone won a gold medal in painting? I say, let’s bring it back again. Click here to read the article.

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tournai, Belgium
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tournai, Belgium


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Art Cafe…First Art Sale at 89

Carmen Herrera, at the age of 101, is finally getting some recognition. In the 1950s and 1960s, she watched her male counterparts work gain notice, her work was mainly overlooked. However,perseverance has paid off with an exhibition of her work at the Whitney Museum in September. Here’s the a short NPR Weekend Edition podcast about Carmen. Hope it inspires all of us to keep working at our craft.

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Art Cafe…Freud and Bacon

Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon saw each other daily over a 25 year friendship, an interesting one at that. Here’s an interesting article that describes the times spent together.

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