Odd Nerdrum show at Copro Nason Gallery

December 7th, 2014 by alephnaught

Odd Nerdrum show at Copro Nason Gallery

Aviva and I drove to Santa Monica specifically to check out a show of Odd Nerdrum’s work – we saw his work at a New York gallery years ago and really love it. And this show didn’t disappoint. The show at Copro Nason Gallery at Bergamot Station featured six pieces by Odd Nerdrum and a […]

September 6th, 2008 by alephnaught

Studio City, Burbank and Bergamot Station

We drove over to Studio City and had lunch at Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant on Ventura Blvd.  The food was really good – it was nice to find a good deli here. We stopped in a small gift shop that’s going out of business and ended up buying a Piero Fornasetti self-portrait plate for $80; […]

June 14th, 2008 by alephnaught

Venice Beach

We decided to take the dog down to Venice Beach – it was hitting over 90 degrees in the Valley and it was only in the mid 70s at the water front, and we’d heard that Venice Beach was still a hippie holdover from the ’60s. I liked it. We walked perhaps a quarter of […]

May 31st, 2008 by alephnaught

Culver City Art Walk

Today was the West Hollywood and Culver City Art Walks – we decided to go the Culver City one. We stopped in at least 10 gallerys (Basil came along in tow and was a very good dog, he didn’t growl at a single painting, although I think some deserved it). Some of the realist work […]

May 12th, 2008 by alephnaught

The Getty Villa

We went to the Getty Villa to celebrate Aviva’s birthday. The Villa is located in Malibu across from the ocean on a hillside. The building is modeled after an Italian villa; one part is designed after Hadrian’s villa. The collection is centered on art of the ancient world. There are two gardens, call peristyles, one […]

February 9th, 2008 by alephnaught

Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci

Title: Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci Author: Bulent Atalay Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Collins (February 21, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060851198 ISBN-13: 978-0060851194 This book reminds us that art and science are inexorably intertwined. The writing style is lucid yet very readable, including the sections that delve […]

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