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Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe – An Important Addition to Every Art and History Library By Lorette C. Luzajic One of the best ways to learn about history, geography and culture is through art. The personal interpretations expressed through art give depth to the politics, traditions, and experiences involved in history and its culmination in [...]

Art and the Beauty Myth Myth By Lorette C. Luzajic Without a doubt, there are idiots with a narrow view of what is beautiful, but the vast majority of men I meet see far more nuances than they are given credit for. The so-called pressure “forced” on women by the beauty industry and the fickle [...]

Book Review – Painters Eleven: a Brief Lesson in Canadian Art History by Lorette C. Luzajic There is vivid, exciting art culture in Canada beyond our stunning natural landscape and the Group of Seven, who translated that heritage into a national treasure and revealed it to the world. The Group of Seven has become synonymous [...]

Idea Fountain creator Lorette C. Luzajic‘s new book Fascinating Writers: twenty-five unusual lives dives into the lives of famed authors, via brief narratives which showcase Luzajic’s trademark irreverence, through her insightful and totally subjective experiences. Not only will you be brought on a enchanting journey to meet Lord Byron, Ernest Hemingway, and Leo Tolstoy, among [...]

Reading Basquiat by Lorette C. Luzajic Most people either love his work or hate it. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s strange and primitive medleys are either repulsive or compulsively compelling. I think he is a genius, but then, I’ve long held a maudlin fascination with the madness-creativity dichotomy. There are a number of ways I relate to the [...]

Book Review: Experiencing ‘The Upset: Young Contemporary Art’ By Lorette C. Luzajic “Curating is more about keeping artists out than it is about inviting them in,” reads the introduction to The Upset: Young Contemporary Art. I’m grateful for those who invest in gallery space and take risks to get our stuff on the walls.  I’m [...]

Ed Burtynsky’s Oil at the Royal Ontario Museum By Lorette C. Luzajic “Beautiful art about an ugly world” is how poet R.M. Vaughan described the work of Ed Burtynsky. Burtynsky’s internationally celebrated photography is on display until July 3 at the Royal Ontario Museum in an exhibit simply titled Oil. “No arguing with the messages [...]


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