Paul Gauguin- The self-invented Artist

Click here for the NYTimes show review and some interesting info.
" Paul Gauguin was a dreadful man who made some beautiful art. That’s the present take on him. In his craving for fame and fulfillment he dumped his family, bullied his friends, ripped off ideas and lied about his past. His book “Noa Noa,” which he advertised as an account of his life in Tahiti, was largely fantasy, mostly plagiarized. If he published it today, Oprah would be demanding an apology."

He also worked in clay- at least once

Studio 360

If you aren't listening to this podcast-shame on you! also a great website to look around-my 2 latest favorite things are interviews, articles about "Spark: how creativity works" their upcoming book and "material mash-ups" a listener competition

A Remembrance of Things

The Hare With Amber Eyes

By Edmund De Waal

"The author, a celebrated British ceramicist, has written a winning hybrid: a rueful family memoir, a shimmering meditation on loss and the reverberating significance of cherished objects, and a vividly episodic history of 19th- and 20th-century Europe."

International Dadaism Month Begins Today...or yesterday

Click here for The Atlantic article
"According to its proponents, Dada was not art, it was "anti-art". Everything for which art stood, Dada represented the opposite. Where art was concerned with traditional aesthetics, Dada ignored aesthetics. If art was to appeal to sensibilities, Dada was intended to offend. Through their rejection of traditional culture and aesthetics, the Dadaists hoped to destroy traditional culture and aesthetics." -wikipedia