CIA Weaponizing Abstract Art and Its Fallout

Corrupting media, foundations, art institutions, reputations, and artists. I hypothesize that, between 1950 and 1967, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used abstract art as a PsyOp tool of psychological warfare to undermine the American mind. This was done through their subordinate group, the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF), to enable the Agency to manage the …

Thanksgiving 2020, What I am Thankful For

I am thankful for reason, perception, and the indomitable human spirit; for our police and military that protect the innocent and our country; for the Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, individualism, and freedom; for real journalists, that separate fact from opinion; for Bach, Beethoven, Puccini, Leontyne Price, and Ella Fitzgerald; for Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Monet, …

Innovations

Since falling in love with Rembrandt’s magic at the age of 11, I have been on life-long quest for perceptual, emotional, and intellectual discoveries. Implementing these discoveries as I work on my drawings and paintings, I am at the same time, asking myself, while painting, “What exactly am I doing?” in order to understand these …

Aug 26th Noon California Time, I am interviewed with philosopher Stephen Hicks. Register!

Join us on August 26th @ 12 Noon PT / 3 PM ET for The Atlas Society Asks Michael Newberry and Stephen Hicks. Michael Newberry is an American neo-romanticist painter based in Idyllwild, California. He blends a variety of influences, notably Rembrandt and the French Impressionists. The Atlas Society Senior Scholar Dr. Stephen Hicks is …

The Start

I grew up on the beach in La Jolla, California, without religion, but with freedom. Never did homework, hated the obligation of going to school, only had two teachers I liked, respectively in art and geometry. The most important influence was Rembrandt, just love the guy, discovered him when I was 11 and painted/drew everyday …

Those Who Destroy Art

Excerpt from my upcoming book: Evolution Through Art by Michael Newberry The Spanish Inquisition VELAZQUEZ The artist Diego Velazquez (b. 1599–d. 1660) and Rembrandt van Rijn were contemporaries and the greatest painters of their respective countries, Catholic Spain and Protestant Netherlands. Likely they never saw each other’s works, yet they had many similarities in their …