From my library: Albrecht Dürer–An artist for all time

Albrecht Dürer self portrait

Many people are familiar with Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks and how they are filled with wonderful drawings and diagrams about art and science. But not nearly so many are aware of the notebooks of 16th-century German artist, Albrecht Dürer. Yet Dürer was equally passionate about science and art, and perhaps more compassionate about humanity.  Albrecht […]

Socialist realism and art for the state’s sake

Socialist realism

In these times of major global challenges, art should have a purpose. When I say that, however, I sometimes think about socialist realism. No one can deny that it was art with a purpose. Yet it was not my idea of art with a purpose—what I call “Art for Our Sake.” It is worth looking […]