Art on Vacation

April 4, 2013

We were in Mexico City for a week and ran into some fabulous folk art. This is traditional amate painting. Amate is paper made of tree bark. Amate painting, which ranges from the sublime, like the piece below, to the kitschy tourist crap,  used to be mostly anonymous, but now some artists sign their work. We […]

Not Exactly The Muppets

August 14, 2012

A few years ago, I was lucky to find myself wandering around an attic at the National Gallery  in Prague. I was attending a puppetry workshop by master puppet maker Miroslav Trejtnar and we were invited to visit the storage room where the museum keeps their extensive puppet collection, which is closed to the public. […]

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