Everybody's a critique. Paul Cézanne, the Post-Impressionist painter, was mercilessly ridiculed by critics when he exhibited with the Impressionists. Claude Monet's paintings were called "formless, unfinished and ugly." Aside from the art of perseverance, what can the greatest artists of all time teach us? Here are my top 10 takeaways.
Dear Art Gallery of Ontario, The week of October 20, while walking past the Drake Hotel in Toronto, one of your employees handed me a unibrow and a card that said I should wear it in order to get 50 per cent off the price of admission to your exhibit "Frida and Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting." I am glad that Frida Kahlo's work is here in Toronto, but I can't help but think this stunt isn't how Kahlo would have wished to be remembered.