The Metaphor of the Wind Poem 2020

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David Michael Jackson

The poem needs a blog
and the blog a poem.
The New Year needs
a poem tossed to the winds,
the vague,
the invisible
the unmasked wind,
the metaphor wind,
announcing the metaphor sunrise
in an old blog
from an old man
in a new year.

These words are stored with magnetic spots
that are neither black nor white
nor laying on the pages of a book
waiting for the wind
from the window
to turn the page.
These words are there
to scroll by and be gone,
their movement
leaving metaphor winds
in a room.

….David Michael Jackson

Art Galleries of the World

World Art Galleries
Banner design by David Michael Jackson

Our efforts at a sister site, ArtforsaleOriginal are an ambitious attempt to provide a way for artists and galleries to get to know each other.  The index of world galleries is  here. We’ve worked very hard to find galleries and to provide links to websites and all social media that we can find. Our research shows that the galleries have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and we have provided links when we find them.
We will be adding video searches to some galleries who may have videos.
The galleries need followers and the artists should follow them just to see the art. Galleries should do the same. It’s one giant come on get with it to the art world. It needs support and links because it’s worthy so we are providing a big one.

From Starlight to Stairlifts | Poem


From Starlight to Stairlifts

Strong the light seems in the childhood sky.
Faintly the light beams through the window by
the young man’s head to the pillow lit by the moon.
Starlight shines in his eyes as his thought strays
to the girl of smiles and eyes and hips that sway
in his dreams.

Strong is the light in the eyes of the child of those dreams
amid the noise and the hurry and the loss of sleep
and the no time to notice the time going by

until the stairway to heaven is a stairlift
and the moonlight falls on the pillow
and the starlight shines in her eyes
and the girl of smiles and eyes and hips that sway,


From Starlight to Stairlifts by David Michael Jackson

Today’s Artists Documentaries and Videos

Today's Artists Documentaries and Videos

Famous Modern Artists

Famous Modern Artists

Famous Modern Artists, modern art as we know it begins with Manet and the Impressionist movement. It was Manet who first challenged the driving concepts in art, and who first challenged the viewer, his sensibilities, lifestyle and very interpretation of what art is. What art is, is the question of modern art. Realism and representation are outweighed by interpretation and esoteric meaning. Artist moon as a group, and that is why we think of art in movements. The major Renaissance movement was precipitated by science and culture and each movement thereafter has been similarly affected by technology and cultural movement. Impressionism was preceded by Turner in many ways but artists like our famous modern artists Monet, Pizarro, and Cézanne redefined landscape art. In many ways, Cézanne represents the advent of true modernism because he broke the landscape into abstraction. Also, Picasso can be called the father of modern art, because he is the true father of abstract art. Cubism became the first real challenge of our modern artistic era. Like the Renaissance and the Impressionist movements, the modern movement, as we know it, began with drastic changes in our society. Cubism coincides with the Industrial Revolution of the early 20th century. Abstract expressionism and modern art from famous modern artists of contemporary art represents the result of the Industrial Revolution.

Which Way is Up | Survey | Jade

Our first entry in the category of Which Way is Up Paintings is D. M. Jackson and Jade. He poses the question, “Which three Jades do I kill by signing my painting thereby assigning an orientation?”. If you are an abstract artist, you have probably posed this question. If you can create a “different” expression in all orientations, send it to us.
Just for fun, pick a Jade!
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