What I do and why I do it
I constantly seek out art that’s inspiring, thought-provoking, skillfully executed, and/or beautiful so I can share it (in jargon-free language) with others who need and enjoy such art, but who don’t have time to search for it themselves. As an independent scholar, writer, and lecturer, I focus on art history and history, with forays into food, history, politics, and publishing.
Every week I send out a list of three art-related suggestions. My top pics from 2017 are in this post. To join the Sunday Recommendations list (free!), email DuranteDianne@gmail.com. NOTE: I do not share my email list with anyone, ever.
Subscribers at $5 per month on Patreon receive four recommendations weekly, plus access to a compilation of all recommendations to date. Subscribers at the $10 level also receive, every month, a digital image of a sculpture with an inspiring quote (suitable for printing at 8 x 10″). Subscribers at higher levels receive even more goodies. The Patreon video explains what I do, why I do it, and what’s coming next. (The video is also available on YouTube.)
Many thanks to my sponsors on Patreon at the $25 level: Adam Reed and E.M. Allison.
What shall we talk about?
Here are the sort of questions that fascinate me:
- How do you go from a gut reaction to thinking about art – and why would you bother?
- Why is abstract art a waste of canvas, marble, bronze, neon tubing, chickenwire …?
- What’s the best way to introduce children to art?
Come on a tour and ask all the questions you like!