project two story mural

Kurt is in the middle of painting a huge two story mural on the out side of an apartment house.

I'll be posting this magnificent, commissioned, undertaking as soon as it's finished.

Here are some sneak peeks and it is amazing. Makes my legs hurt just to think how many times he has had to go up and down that ladder.


what is minimalism

A school of abstract painting and sculpture that emphasizes extreme simplification of form, as by the use of basic shapes and monochromatic palettes of primary colors, objectivity, and anonymity of style.

Agnes Martin, "Untitled #1" (2003), acrylic and graphite on canvas. Courtesy of PaceWildenstein.

Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. As a specific movement in the arts it is identified with developments in post-World War II Western Art, most strongly with American visual arts in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Prominent artists associated with this movement include Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, and Frank Stella. It is rooted in the reductive aspects of Modernism, and is often interpreted as a reaction against Abstract Expressionism and a bridge to Postmodern art practices.

The term has expanded to encompass a movement in music which features repetition and iteration, as in the compositions of Steve Reich, LaMonte Young, Philip Glass, John Adams, and Terry Riley. (See also Postminimalism).

The term "minimalist" is often applied colloquially to designate anything which is spare or stripped to its essentials. It has also been used to describe the plays of Samuel Beckett, the films of Robert Bresson, the stories of Raymond Carver, and even the automobile designs of Colin Chapman.

_definition from Wikipedia.


Rodin, The Complete Stanford Collection

Stanford, California - The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces the opening of its newly expanded Rodin galleries.

On February 18, 2009, the Center's entire collection of works in bronze, plaster, ceramic, stone, and wax by renowned French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) reopens to the public and continues on view indefinitely. This is one of nine new exhibitions this year that focus on the Cantor Arts Center's rich and diverse collections. Need further information click here.