Lawrence Starkman’s Favorite Artists

Lawrence Starkman is a man who appreciates the creativity and talent of others. He is a big fan of the arts, and often attends exhibits, fairs, auctions and other such events that display the work of local and globally-recognized artists. He is a collector of fine pieces and focuses on the ones that speak to him most. Because of this, he has developed a niche with paintings as his favorite form of art, and has consequentially been able to narrow down his favorite artists of all time, below, he shares his top three and speaks about what they do that connects with him.

Salvador Dali

Known for his eccentric and mind-bending work, the Spanish painter Salvador Dali was a pioneer in the surrealist movement with his bizarre, yet colorful and mind boggling paintings. Lawrence Stark’s most favorite Salvador Dali painting is Les Elephants, a picture of two dramatically tall and bow-legged elephants in a desert landscape.

Pablo Picasso

Anyone who has ever stepped foot in an art class is familiar with Pablo Picasso’s name. Picasso was also a Spaniard, but his style of work was much different from Salvador Dali. Picasso is known for pioneering the Cubits movement, where tiles of color and design are shifted together as part of a larger picture.

Vincent Van Gogh

Perhaps to most famous painter that’s ever lived, and most certainly the most famous post-impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh’s work is among the most referenced of all artists ever. He is most known for Starry Night and The Scream, his two most prized creations.



Lawrence Starkman on the Rules of Handball

Lawrence Starkman is a handball enthusiast who enjoys playing the sport at his local YMCA. With origins dating all the way back to the Roman Empire, handball is been tailored and developed into a worldwide organized and marketable sport. Below, Lawrence Starkman shares the rules of his favorite sport so that others will be more educated and perhaps curious about trying the sport for themselves.

First, there are seven people to a team: six field players and one goalkeeper. Two teams play against each other on a court that is often the same hardwood material as a basketball court, however is slightly larger in surface area. There is one ball and the point of the game is to score points by throwing the ball into the other team’s goal. The game play is much like that of soccer or field hockey, with all players in action throughout both of the 30-minute halves.

The game is started with a coin toss to determine who gets the ball first. Then, a throw-off takes place, where one of the players on the starting team passes the ball into the court towards one of their teammates. Players are allowed to run with the ball for three steps or hold it for three seconds before passing or shooting. Defenders are allowed to make contact with their torsos only, much like basketball players. When penalties occur, the referee may pull a yellow or red card. Fouls can also result in free throws for the other team.