Michelangelo and Raphael: The Sublime and the Beautiful

by Miguel Carter Fisher I recently read Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King. The book, which admirably balances fluid story telling with a comprehensive perspective, tells the story of Michelangelo and Pope Julius II during the years the Sistine Chapel Ceiling was painted. There are many passages which are worth reflecting on, but the portion…

“I Seek Stillness” Ecka Blaire Faulds

By Miguel Carter Fisher Often, the loudest voice isn’t the one worth listening to. In a culture of spectacle, where novelty trumps content, it is a true pleasure to have the opportunity to speak with an artist like Ecka Blaire Faulds. She has a sensibility akin to artist like Fairfield Porter or Erik Satie whose…

“Playground” A Preview of Buket Savci’s Solo-Exhibition at Olcay Arts in Istanbul

By Jacob Hicks Buket Savci is a Brooklyn-based figurative painter.  Her first solo-show, “Playground,” is opening November 4th at Olcay Art in Istanbul, Turkey.  What follows is a formal and conceptual analysis of her work. Savci’s large-scale paintings feature breathing and fleshy figurative tumblings of intimacy, tension, and play.  These pieces are photo-realistic psychologies; one…

Art and Science: An Introduction in Search of a Quantum Union

By Glenda Lindsey-Hicks We know the origins of science, at least in part, lie in alchemy— at the longing for a convergence of the physical with the metaphysical. We know that a portion of Aristotle’s considerations of the natural world were referred to as metaphysical, but this was less because they were detached from or beyond the physical…

Behind the Curtain, A Preview of the Exhibition, Mark Miller Gallery, October 8 – November 9

by Jacob Hicks and Angela Gram Titian for Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Michelangelo for Domenico Ghirlandaio, Raphael for Perugino-art history has a long track record of the master and apprentice relationship wherein-which tutelage from an older generation of skilled craftsmen/visionary artists establishes and readies the next.  In an ideal world the style and vision of…

Bryan Christie: Our Hidden Infinite Nature

Bryan Christie interviewed by Miguel Carter Fisher For more of Bryan Christie’s work visit http://www.bryanchristie.net/ Original link to interview on Miguel Carter Fisher’s blog “The divine is made evident through tangible and sensual experience; without our physical selves, we would not experience moments of wonder and the mysterious.” Bryan and I first met when I was working at…