Inspiration, role it plays in re-enchantment of the Arts

Inspiration plays an important role in re- enchatment of the Arts.   In writing this post, I am using few presupposed and self evident truths about the current state of the Arts. 
One, is the need for re-enchantment of the Art. I have taken this term from Suzi Gablik’s book by the same name where she criticises […]

Marshall McLuhan and the paradigm shift in Art

Once in a while I tend to experiment with digital medium. I find it especially useful on the go for some quick visual notations that keep me alert for the beauty of the ordinary forms that surround us. I mean, it is not always very practical to pull out your watercolor gear when waiting for […]

Finding true place and balance between Divine Providence and Luck

Tomorrow night is a New Year evening and it is a great time for some retrospective general account of what happened in 2015. I think that without exaggerating much, it was an amazing year marking a very dramatic turning point in my life and I believe in my art as well. The summer of 2014 […]

Sketching in cafes after the Paris terror attack

  About a year ago I have escaped or so I thought,the war zone of Middle East only to find that terrorism doesn’t confine itself to one region anymore. As I was sketching this French couple in the cozy atmosphere of my regular place, I had some thoughts on how creativity and art are influenced by […]

To tsu or not to tsu

I got a link yesterday from my son Zohar about the new social network called Tsu which is supposed to be the next big thing on the Internet, promising to compensate the users for sharing their content. I have been lamenting for years about the lack of fairness in the complete lack of revenue distribution on […]

Commission Art as opposed to free independent Art

I have been doing commission art for many years now and it has always been  a concern of mine wether it has the same validity as the art that is done with an artists free will . Today’s post is about the difference between working on your own free concepts as opposed to doing a commissioned work. […]

The Sound of Form

  Sketching with live music has become a practice I enjoy tremendously. My recent exhibit at If Cafe in Budapest included many works that were done during live jazz sessions . Sketching with the music allowing the eye and the hand to flow with rhythm ha s evolved from simple attempt to compensate for the […]

The end of summer

   August is ending and I am back at my favorite cafe. It is bloody hot in Budapest makes me wish I would be somewhere in Alaska.It was a very busy summer with continuation of renovations of our apartment, visiting Viena , making arrangements for the arrival of my son , vacationing with family in […]

What can be learned from sketching in cafe.

  Apart from the sheer pleasure of doing it, here are some of my observations after doing it for quite few years. Eye -hand coordination First and foremost, I would say that sketching generally and not only in cafe has a very beneficial influence on gathering confidence trough proficiency with a gradual enhancement of eye-hand  […]

Archetypes in Art

  St John or Szent Janos sculpture at Mechwart Liget in my neighbourhood. In my daily sketch practice, usually in a local cafe which serves as an ongoing exercise routine practicing my art, I try to find the balance point between the personal individual expression and the more universal point of reference. The interlacing of […]