Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Beyonce and Eddie Vedder Sing Bob Marley's "Redemption Song"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Kids Who Die (Ferguson to Baltimore)

Gregg Chadwick

Kids Who Die (Ferguson to Baltimore) 
24”x48” oil on linen 2015

inspired by Langston Hughes and the #BlackLivesMatter movement 

Kids Who Die

by Langston Hughes

This is for the kids who die,
Black and white,
For kids will die certainly.
The old and rich will live on awhile,
As always,
Eating blood and gold,
Letting kids die.

Kids will die in the swamps of Mississippi
Organizing sharecroppers
Kids will die in the streets of Chicago
Organizing workers
Kids will die in the orange groves of California
Telling others to get together
Whites and Filipinos,
Negroes and Mexicans,
All kinds of kids will die
Who don't believe in lies, and bribes, and contentment
And a lousy peace.

Of course, the wise and the learned
Who pen editorials in the papers,
And the gentlemen with Dr. in front of their names
White and black,
Who make surveys and write books
Will live on weaving words to smother the kids who die,
And the sleazy courts,
And the bribe-reaching police,
And the blood-loving generals,
And the money-loving preachers
Will all raise their hands against the kids who die,
Beating them with laws and clubs and bayonets and bullets
To frighten the people
For the kids who die are like iron in the blood of the people
And the old and rich don't want the people
To taste the iron of the kids who die,
Don't want the people to get wise to their own power,
To believe an Angelo Herndon, or even get together

Listen, kids who die
Maybe, now, there will be no monument for you
Except in our hearts
Maybe your bodies'll be lost in a swamp
Or a prison grave, or the potter's field,
Or the rivers where you're drowned like Leibknecht

But the day will come
You are sure yourselves that it is coming
When the marching feet of the masses
Will raise for you a living monument of love,
And joy, and laughter,
And black hands and white hands clasped as one,
And a song that reaches the sky
The song of the life triumphant
Through the kids who die.

Must Watch Reading of Hughes Poem - Kids Who Die: A Tribute to the Movement (Narrated by Danny Glover)

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Growing Art Scene in Los Angeles

New Art Galleries Enjoy a Los Angeles Advantage: Space

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Friday, September 04, 2015

You Are Invited to "An Odyssey: 10 Year Anniversary of the Torrance Art Museum"

Gregg Chadwick
Not a Morning Person
8"x8" oil on panel 2015


I am excited to have my painting "Not a Morning Person" in the Torrance Art Museum's 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Exhibit and Fundraiser. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase artworks from the various artists who exhibited at the museum over the past decade. All works will be sold for $100.00 USD and proceeds will go towards future museum renovations and to expand the museum's arts and education programs.  Hope to see you there! - Gregg Chadwick

Below is a list of confirmed artists who will have their work sold at the gala: 

Accardi, Charles
Agito, Robyn
Alexander, Peter
Aliabadi, Shiva
Alvarez, Tania Jazz
Ano, Michael
Apgar, Jonathan
Appel, Kevin
Aragona, Marisa
Argote, Carmen
Arrowsmith, Dawn
Avesar, Nurit
Baer, Nadege Monchera
Baker Cahill, Nancy
Balisle, Jenny
Bankhead, Steven
Barber, Kireilyn
Barrie, Kelly
Batura, Tanya
Baumann, Edith
Baxter Blader, Enid
Bear, Claudia
Beck, Bridget
Belle, Nicole
Bemiller, Quinton
Berk, Barbara
Bersaglieri, Andrea
Bharthania, Arezoo
Blair, Philippa
Boogie, Chor
Bowne, Chris
Bracken, Lelde
Bravin, Ashley
Briare, Jim
Brookshire, Madison
Brown, Nick
Brown, Tony
Buchman, Lindsay
Buckley, Georgette
Buis, Doug
Cagin, Gul
Callaghan, Joshua
Campbell, Clayton
Campins Cambra, Daniela
Cantor, Ellen
Carla Handel, Michelle
Carter, Matthew
Casentini, Marco
Castrejon, Enrique
Chadwick, Gregg
Chang, York
Chomick, Michael
Chowdhury, Srijon
Chung, Helen
Clark, Eric
Clarke, Lee
Clarke, Marsia Alexander
Clavel, Annie
Cooper, Brian
Counts, Emily
Coy, Chris
Croskery, Sydney
Daley, Carole
Davis, Cherie Benner
De Anda, Ismail
De Boer, David Michael
Deniaud, Michelle
Dennis, Sergio
Diener, Ann
Dill, Laddie John
Dimitrov, Slobodan
Dodge, Dani
Dominick, Drew
Dommermuth, Mike Vegas
Dove, Daniel
Duarte, Veronica
Duffy, Sean
Dunn , Tom
Dunn, Jeanne
Durazo, Martin
Dutcher, Mark
Edwards, Gabriel D
Ekouagou, Kokou
El Baz, Mohamed
Ellis, Zavier
Erker, Jay
Es, Carol
Evans, Nancy
Everett, Peter
Factor, Tia
Fahnestock, Mclean
Fallah, Amir H
Faragher, Kristine
Faulwell, Asad
Feldman, Roni
Ferrandez, Jesus Max
Fierro, Michelle
Folk, Elizabeth
Foster, Andrew
Frieden, Sarajo
Frost, Kristin
Gad, Simone
Gafford, Chris
Gallegos, Omar
Gellis, Yvette
Ghilarducci, David
Ghuloum, Rema
Gipe & Tell Studio
Giandalia, Herlinda Rojas
Gladstone, Wendell
Gomez, Ed
Gravis, Lydia
Gray, Katherine
Gruni, Zoè
Gunn, Linda
Haft-Candell, Julia
Hager, Jenny
Hall, Walt
Harvey, Liz
Hawkins, Vincent
Henry, Karma
Ho, Tai Yin
Holliday, Hadley
Holmes, Brent
Huff, Nathan
Hüttner, Per
Huynh, Phung
Ida, Bryan
Ilie, Marie-Laure
Ishizaki, Velda
Jackel, Claire
Johnson , Kiel
Jones, Brian Thomas
Kacherian, Gegam
Kaminski, William
Katholm, Bibi
Kaufman, Seth
Kaur, Siri
Kidd, Thomas Whittaker
King, Eri
Kitts Senn, Andrea
Kolosvary-Stupler, Eva
Koss, Robert
Koumoundouros, Olga
Kroeger, Alberto
Kuhn, Christopher
Kundell, Elana
Kunik, Linda
Kunke, Jason
Kvetny, Ida
Lah, Olga
Laird, Campbell
Lajarin, Aitor
Lane, Connie DK
Lane, Marion
Larkey, Molly
Larson, Ian
Lawson, Thomas
Leapman, David
Lee, Jung Ji
Lee, Michelle Jane
Lemke, Alex
Lewis, Tim
Halloran, Lia
Liesy, Carolyn
Lizotte, Susan
Logereci, Susan
Madoo, Ceres
Madrid, Vanessa
Mann, Elana
Marcelletti, Alanna
Markowitz, Barry
Mars, Adam
Marshall, James L.
Martelloni, Luigia
Martin, Heather Gwen
Matsuno, Jeff
McClure, Siobhan
McDonald, David
McLain, Mike
McReynolds, Faris
Measures, Jon
Melían, Kathleen
Mercier, Christopher
Mills, John
Mirabal, Charise
Montes, Esmeralda
Moore, Charlotte
Morales McCain, Claudia
Moya, Robert
Najarian, Hagop
Nebolon, Frances
Nehrbass, Jennifer
Nguyen, Hung Viet
Nguyen, Khang Bao
Nishigawara, Nobuhito
Noble, Aaron
Novak, Travis
Orr, Julie
Orser, Julie
Oxley, Lisa
Palmer, Dylan
Parducci, Claudia
Paull, Julia
Pece, Bob
Petropoulos, Renee
Phelps, Calvin
Pierzynski, Mike
Plascencia, Gloria
Pomonis, Mary Anna
Presneill, Max
Quintana, Juan Carlos
R. Hong-An Truong
Raggett, George
Ramin, Michelle
Ramos, Jason
Ramos, Vincent
Razdow, Max
Reavey, Peggy
Reeves, Diane
Ricci, Bryan
Rich, Bobbie
Rick, Gay Summer Sadow
Roberts, Christy
Roberts, Colin
Rodkin, Ben
Rodriguez, Ana
Roy, Jean-Pierre
Rubio, Nano
Ruiz, Conrad
Russell, Linda Jo
Ruthsatz, Richard
Ruznic, Maja
Ryan, David
Ryan, Frank
Saegusa, Satoshi
Sakai, Yoshi
Sanchez Burr, David
Sanford, Conchi
Sarason, Phoebe
Savage, Kate
Sayler, Marisa
Saylor, Daney
Schiele, Kristen
Schomaker, Kristine
Schoenmaker, Ellemieke
Scholnick, Jaime
Schoultz, Andrew
Schwartz, Julia
Schwartz, Steve Sas
Seal, Tamra
Sewelson, Cory
Shewmake, Becca
Silver, Emily
Sin, Yong
Sittler, Rebecca
Skarbakka, Kerry
Sming, Vivian
Sorg de Mollerat, Cheryl
Soto Diaz, Mariangeles
Spanbock, David
Sparkes, Sarah
Standlea, Jesse
Stepaniuk, Gina
Stewart, Allison
Stewart, Cynthia
Svenningsen, Theodore
Taber, Ryan
Thibeault, Marie
Thomas, Noah
Tierney, Patrick
Tomczyk, Vincent
Trueman, Chris
Tse, Shirley
Tucker, Kim
Updegraff, Miller
Urban, Paul
Valdez, Elizabeth
Vlahovich, Tyler
Warwas, Ben
Webster, Steve
White, Ralph
Whitmore, Tessie
Wiesenfeld, Alexandra
Willis, Jay
Whitney, Kay
Wolek, Joe
Wolek, Lena
Wolkoff, Steven
Wood , Eve
Wright, Alison
Yelland, Tobin
Yun, Lawrence
Zamani, HK
Zask, Peggy
Zask, Ben
Zellen, Jody

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Great Read on Getty Museum's Blog "The Iris" -Looking at a Painting as a Conservator

Fascinating Article - Looking at a Painting as a Conservator via

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Monday, August 17, 2015

EL VY - Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

World Elephant Day

RT In honor of , a gallery of the beloved animals in the wild:

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Jersey Rain

Jersey Rain by gregg chadwick
Via Flickr:
Gregg Chadwick 30"x40" oil on linen 2015 
 Inspired by Robert Pinsky and Robert Chadwick 
by Robert Pinsky
Now near the end of the middle stretch of road
What have I learned? Some earthly wiles. An art.
That often I cannot tell good fortune from bad,
That once had seemed so easy to tell apart.
The source of art and woe aslant in wind
Dissolves or nourishes everything it touches.
What roadbank gullies and ruts it doesn’t mend
It carves the deeper, boiling tawny in ditches.
It spends itself regardless into the ocean.
It stains and scours and makes things dark or bright:
Sweat of the moon, a shroud of benediction,
The chilly liquefaction of day to night,
The Jersey rain, my rain, soaks all as one:
It smites Metuchen, Rahway, Saddle River,
Fair Haven, Newark, Little Silver, Bayonne.
I feel it churning even in fair weather
To craze distinction, dry the same as wet.
In ripples of heat the August drought still feeds
Vapors in the sky that swell to smite the state –
The Jersey rain, my rain, in streams and beads
Of indissoluble grudge and aspiration:
Original milk, replenisher of grief,
Descending destroyer, arrowed source of passion,
Silver and black, executioner, font of life.                

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Basque Ghosts: A Review of Gabriel Urza’s First Novel — ”All That Followed”

by Gregg Chadwick

Author Gabriel Urza’s family has roots in Spain’s Basque region. His new novel “All That Followed” shows us the faces of civil wars — the Spanish Civil War of the 1930's, the Basque separatist movement, and the small wars that families and couples often find themselves fighting. Urza recounts a fictional tale based on real events that explores the kidnapping and killing of a young politician by even younger separatists in the late 1990s. Urza limns a town where everyone knows where bullet holes were left by Franco’s murderous thugs decades before. Ghosts of the murdered seem to arrive in the slanted rain — txirimiri in Basque. In a Rashomon like retelling of the politician’s murder, three disparate voices speak in alternating chapters: Joni, an aging American expat teacher. Mariana, the victim’s young wife. And Iker, a student activist turned abductor. Joni and Mariana’s pain and loss are balanced with Iker’s hunger for meaning and action and ultimate indoctrination into violence. Much like the current appeal of ISIS for many young men and women in Europe, Iker finds acceptance into a group of like minded if not lost compadres. Urza’s novel does not give us easy answers, but instead focuses on the human costs of political and personal devotion and unfaithfulness.

Urza writes with a deep poetic connection to the Basque landscape and the struggles of its people. Highly recommended.

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The Golden Ratio in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Frescoes

A fascinating new study by Brazilian researchers* entitled "More Than A Neuroanatomical Representation in The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Buonarroti, A Representation of the Golden Ratio" presents a compelling look at Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes. (*DEIVIS DE CAMPOS, TAIS MALYSZ, JO~AO ANTONIO BONATTO-COSTA, GERALDO PEREIRA JOTZ, LINO PINTO DE OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, ANDANDREA OXLEY DA ROCHA)
"We report our use of Image Pro Plus Software 6.0 to demonstrate mathematical evidence that Michelangelo painted “The Creation of Adam” using the Divine Proportion/Golden Ratio (G R) (1.6). The GR is classically associated with greater structural efficiency and is found in biological structures and works of art by renowned artists. Thus, according to the evidence shown in this article, we can suppose that the beauty and harmony recognized in all Michelangelo’s works may not be based solely on his knowledge of human anatomical proportions, but that the artist also probably knew anatomical structures that conform to the GR display greater structural efficiency."
 "In this context, an important mathematical relationship is found in countless works of art from the Renaissance period (Livio, 2002). The mathematical relationship known as the Divine Proportion/GoldenRatio (GR) (U 5 1.6) is the ratio between two lines of unequal length, where the ratio between the length of the shorter line and the longer line is the same as the ratio between length of the longer line and the sum of the lengths (Hutchison and Hutchison, 2010), as follows: b/a 5 (a1b)/b = U  1.6 (Fig. 1).The GR is classically associated with greater structural efficiency (Livio, 2002) and has puzzled scientists for centuries due to its frequent occurrence in nature. Moreover, intriguing studies have shown the presence of GR in the organization of numerous natural structures, such as the shape of spiral galaxies(Livio, 2002; Hutchison and Hutchison, 2010), the g-Ratio of the nervous fibers (De Campos, 2014), spiral molluscan shells and plants (Newell et al., 2008). In addition, GR can be found not only in natural phenomena, but also in a variety of works by architects and designers, in famous musical compositions and the works of many other artists, including Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer (Livio, 2002)."

Fig. 2. The Creation of Adam fresco (1508–1512).Michelangelo Buonarroti. Extracted from Barreto and Oliveira, 2004. All measurements were taken with the aid ofImage Pro Plus Software 6.0; Media Cybernetics, SilverSpring, MD, USA. To calibrate the Image Pro Plus Soft-ware, the following commands were used: Measure/Cali-bration/Spatial

Fig. 3. The ceiling of the Sistene Chapel (1508–1512). Michelangelo Buonarroti. Extracted from Barretoand Oliveira, 2004. As in Figure 2, all measurements weretaken with the aid of Image Pro Plus Software 6.0; MediaCybernetics, Silver Spring, MD, USA. To calibrate theImage Pro Plus Software, the following commands wereused: Measure/Calibration/Spatial. 

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Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes linked to the golden ratio

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