Category Archives: art

Atlanta Emerging Artist

I am an emerging artist originally from Toronto, Canada but now living Atlanta, Ga.  My artwork is intense and filled with energy.  I work mainly in mixed media on paper. Along with being an emerging artist, I am also a … Continue reading

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Joel Garten: The Artist In The Studio

Here are some photos of me working in the studio. I use a lot of different mediums, oil pastel, oil paint, oil stick and acrylic. Sometimes I use them all in one piece! I work very intuitively and I really … Continue reading

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Abstract Art

I am an abstract painter from Toronto, Canada.  I paint abstract artwork which unites line and color with energy and beauty.  My work is usually mixed media on paper, though I do also paint on canvas. I have shown my … Continue reading

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Sassetta, The Journey of the Magi

Sassetta was a Sienese painter, one of my favorites painters of the renaissance.  This painting is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I visit it whenever I am there.  The composition of this painting is very mysterious, with the … Continue reading

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Sassanian King

This is a magnificent work of art, a portrait in silver of a Sassanian King, that resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  It is a little smaller than life size. The Sassanians were the rulers of … Continue reading

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Artist and Composer Joel Garten announces his new painting series entitled “Permanent Crimson”

Artist and Composer Joel Garten announces his new painting series entitled “Permanent Crimson” Two works by Joel Garten in the Permanent Crimson series.  Joel Garten’s new series of works prominently feature intense reds, saturated crimson colors and warm pinks. “Permanent Crimson … Continue reading

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View of Budapest across the Danube

I took this photo of Budapest around sunset, the sun illuminating this beautiful city.  The Danube river is the heart of the Budapest, the liquid highway that brought it wealth and a cosompolitan connection to the outside world.  It also … Continue reading

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Painting of Paintings

This is a close up detail of a photo I took of a painting in the Musee des Beaux Arts, Brussels Belgium. This genre of painting shows a gallery filled with lots of paintngs, so the artist could show off … Continue reading

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Artist Vivian Reiss Painting the Sheep

Vivian Reiss is well known for her series of paintings of sheep.  Here she is painting sheep on a farm near Roseneath, Ontario.

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Geertgen tot Sint Jans, “The Glorification of the Virgin”

I was fascinated by this painting I saw in the Boijmans museum in Rotterdam.  It has a little virgin and child surrounded by a cloud of symbols and angels in gold.

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Michaelina Wautier, Portrait of A Man

A beautiful portrait from the Brussels Musee des Beaux Arts.  Excellent choice of frame as well.

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Caritas (“Charity”), by Lucas Cranach the Younger,

This was one of my favorite paintings from the Musee de Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium, a museum filled with great masterpieces.  I looked at this for a long time, and it charm only increased. It is titled ‘Caritas’ (“Charity”), … Continue reading

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Dan Flavin at the Norton Museum of Art

This is one of Dan Flavin’s “corner pieces” made with different colors of florescent lights.  It is at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida.

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Richard Diebenkorn at Norton Museum of Art

At the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach there are two very beautiful, small Diebenkorns that transfixed me.

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Underwater photos

I went snorkling in the US Virgin Isles with an underwater camera, here are some beautiful photos I took of the sky taken from underwater.  enjoy!

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Gardiner Museum, Toronto

Here are some beautiful things from the Mesoamerican collection at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto.  I was there last week. Serpent bowl from Panama 800-1200 AD Crab bowl from Panama 800-1200 AD polychrome bowl with hieroglyphic writing and a God in the … Continue reading

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Liberale da Verona: Scene from a Novella

Another beautiful painting I saw from my last trip to the Metropolitan Museum.  This painting is by Liberale da Verona entitled Scene from a Novella and was painted in Siena between 1467 and 1476.  It is a rare secular painting from … Continue reading

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Bramantino: Madonna and Child

During my recent trip to the Metropolitan Museum, I was transfixed by this beautiful painting by Bramantino (Bartolomeo Suardi).  It really deserves much greater fame.  It is an unusually peaceful serene composition.  The Madonna holds an apple, with Latin name … Continue reading

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Donato De’ Bardi

I just returned from a trip to the Metropolitan Museum and I am going to post some things I saw.  What a beautiful museum.  Here is the right panel of a triptych by Donato De’ Bardi.  It is so beautiful … Continue reading

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Piet Mondrian: Dune in Zeeland

Early in Piet Mondrian’s career, before he developed his famous style, he went to Zeeland in the Netherlands and painted a series of paintings of sand dunes.  These paintings were a landmark in his development as an artist, and where … Continue reading

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Vivian Reiss painting huge new garden painting

Here is an enormous garden painting underway by artist Vivian Reiss

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Monkey Cup

A fun monkey cup in terracotta.  It dates to  the mid-6th century B.C.. It comes from East Greece or Cyprus.

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Islamic Calligraphy

I love Islamic calligraphy.  The shape and flow of the letters is so beautiful. Islamic art did not feature large scale painting, so other arts, such as bookbinding, calligraphy and miniature painting became very prominent.

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Phnom Da style sculpture

This sculpture is in the magnificent Phnom Da style of Cambodia and dates to around the 6th c. AD.  There are very few examples of this style of art, which remarkably displays influence from ancient Greek art.  I saw a … Continue reading

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Ram in a Thicket from the British Museum

This is a spectacular sculpture and ancient that I remember as one of the highlights of the British Museum in London.  The British Museum is a huge storehouse of treasures from around the world, including the Rosetta Stone, the engraved … Continue reading

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Bonheur de Vivre by Matisse

This is one of Matisse’s great masterpieces painted 1905-1906, a huge canvas with a lot going on. It resides in the Barnes Foundation.  Barnes was a great collector of Matisse and many other French painters. The energy in this painting … Continue reading

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Photography Portraits by Mia Hanson

These portraits of me were taken by the photographer Mia Hanson, who as you can see is extremely talented.  They were taken last March at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my favorite museum.

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Philip Guston

Philip Guston, like Richard Diebenkorn was an artist that had a career both as an abstract painter and a figurative painter, both of which were very successful. The intent of the two phases of his career seem very different, yet it … Continue reading

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Beautiful Garden by Vivian Reiss

Garden by Vivian Reiss.  Website: www.vreiss.com  Blog: www.vivianreiss.com        

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Portrait of a Lady

Clear, enchanting and personable, this portrait is by Jacometto Veneziano, dating to around 1480. 

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