Selling your soul in every shade

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_181007" align="alignright" width="200" caption=" Lucian Freud on his deathbed, by Jane McAdam Freud"][/caption]David McAdam Freud waged a war of reconciliation at his father's bedside last July. As more…

Medieval Christianity gets pop-art facelift

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_176181" align="alignright" width="200" caption=""St. Patrick," by Mitsui"][/caption] Daniel Mitsui is artist of the contradictory: Creative orthodoxy, fiery, artistic conservatism and guarded zeal flood his work. His beautifully more…

Armenia to Auschwitz: Artists still remember

by Marisa Martin -- George Santayana and David Ben-Gurion shared a common concern – can humans remember? Santayana's now clichéd concern with "those who cannot remember the past … " impelled Gurion more…

From military mom to artist of faith

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_167181" align="alignright" width="187" caption=""Henna Hands," by Shauna Lange"][/caption] Some say the best art is always ornamental: self-reflective, purely for the sake of art and nothing more. While more…

'Biting' back at anti-Christian bias

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_162491" align="alignright" width="109" caption="Brian Sherwin"][/caption] Brian Sherwin is a prodigiously busy man. Commenting on contemporary art on several sites, he hosts a huge following of grateful readers. more…

Olympic-sized art fiasco

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_158675" align="alignright" width="375" caption="2012 Olympic posters"][/caption] 2012 and the eyes of the world turn toward London in anticipation. England's Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in more…

World 'paints' Israel with anti-Semitic brush

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_151531" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Jewish artist Marc Chagall"][/caption] The vicious murders at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, leave many shocked, but it's hardly an accidental anomaly. Anti-Semites more…

America's colors: Red, white and porn

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_143859" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ruben Bolling – Art/photo: GoComics.com"][/caption] It's always a kick to see liberals turning red, white and blue in defense of their personal constitutional rights. more…

Listening to God pays off for struggling artist

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_139289" align="alignright" width="300" caption="LeRone Wilson (Photo: New York Daily News)"][/caption] For artist LeRone Wilson the last few months have been like the happy ending of a harrowing more…

Christian university becomes arts epicenter

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_134295" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Linnea Spransy"][/caption] Looking for an exciting, cutting edge, contemporary art school? Well, until recently one of the last places you would find one was more…