Markus Ray’s “Art Look” Blog

… an art lover’s companion.

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KAMALAYA

Two Weeks in Paradise in Ko Samui, Thailand. Two weeks ago Sondra and I came to Kamalaya, a healing center on the island of Ko Samui in Thailand, created by a friend of ours whom we know from our time in India at Babaji’s Ashram. He built this incredible place of wellness, which offers [...]

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PASSING NAPOLEON

What stunned me was the presence of Napoleon as I passed the gallery! Dear Readers, we were home in DC for 2 days before coming Down Under to Australia.  I was having an ART LOOK necessity. Other things have taken me away from you—important things—like getting the Little Ganesh Book ready for [...]

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ART COLLECTION

An Art Collection in Pasadena contains some great Art. Sondra and Jane and I went to see the Art Collection at the Norton Simon Museum of Art here in Pasadena last week. Norton Simon was an industrialist who amassed a great fortune creating companies like Hunts Foods, Canada Dry, and Avis Car [...]

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COROT’S WOMEN

Sunday in Washington is Exquisite: Corot’s Women We had an Exquisite Day here in Washington two Sundays ago when we saw Corot’s Women at the National Gallery.  But firstly, I apologize for the gap in the Art Looks. I have been focused over here editing a book proposal for our agent [...]

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LAST SUPPER

My Kolorful Kinesthetic Version of the Last Supper. Looking toward the Old Masters has always been a way to infuse one’s work with new energy and vitality. There are wheels that do not need to be reinvented, and the vehicle of creativity rolls on smoothly by the propulsion of past [...]

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ART ESSENTIALS

Make What Hangs on Your Walls Count ! Did you ever consider that ART is ESSENTIAL in your LIFE? Art Essentials, I call them. There are certain art objects and paintings in my life that would be hard to live without now, as they have become so much a part of my reason for being. […]

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TINTORETTO

What Was Tintoretto Known For? Recently my friend and fellow art lover, Judy Totton from London, (who is also a professional photographer in her own right at www.judytottonphotography.com ) mentioned her recent trip to Venice where she saw the Tintoretto’s. I was jealous, just for a [...]

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DIVINE MOTHER PAINTING

This Is What I Go Through creating a Divine Mother Painting. This Divine Mother Painting was started a couple years ago, and sat in the storage area of our friends in Santa Fe. We visit them every year, and I decided to get the painting out and finish it. And I thought I would share […]

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MOSES OF ISRAEL

Moses of Israel was captured in all His glory by Michelangelo in Rome.  My relationship with Moses of Israel all started for me in the Prayer Room at Tara Singh’s Foundation in Los Angeles. Taraji had an extraordinary connection to Holy Beings. Never had I seen so many of Them depicted in [...]

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