Admirals Descended from Artists

ADMIRALS DESCENDED FROM ARTISTS

Back in 2012 I posted about the interesting case of a famous artist's son who became an admiral and the son of an important admiral...

A Posthumous Tribute to Sergei Kirov

A POSTHUMOUS TRIBUTE TO SERGEI KIROV

Sergei Kirov (1886-1934) met a curious end, as explained in this Wikipedia entry. He was a prominent Bolshevik, First Secretary of...

 
 
 
Stanhope Forbes, Revisited

STANHOPE FORBES, REVISITED

Ever since I viewed the painting "A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach" by Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947) at an exhibit in San Francisco a dozen...

Painting Shiny Metal: Rembrandt and Wootton

PAINTING SHINY METAL: REMBRANDT AND WOOTTON

I recently wrote here about British artist/illustrator Frank Wootton (1914-1998) who was skilled at depicting light, shade and reflections...

 
 
 
Hugh Goldwin Rivière, Mid-Lever British Portraitist

HUGH GOLDWIN RIVIÈRE, MID-LEVER BRITISH PORTRAITIST

Hugh Goldwin Riviere (1869-1956) lived a long life and made a living as a portrait painter in the United Kingdom. The most detail I...

Konstantin Korovin: Sketchy Paintings

KONSTANTIN KOROVIN: SKETCHY PAINTINGS

Konstantin Alekseyevich Korovin (1861-1939) was a Russian painter with a free, sketchy technique influenced by Impressionism, though...

 
 
 
Up Close: Frank Wootton's "Harts Over the Himalayas"

UP CLOSE: FRANK WOOTTON'S "HARTS OVER THE HIMALAYAS"

Frank Anthony Albert Wootton (1914-1998) painted landscapes and horses, but for me he's noted for his illustrations of automobiles...

Axel Törneman, Early Swedish Modernist Painter

AXEL TÖRNEMAN, EARLY SWEDISH MODERNIST PAINTER

Johan Axel Gustaf Törneman (1880-1925) is credited in his Wikipedia entry as being "one of Sweden's earliest modernist painters." Not...

 
 
 
Honoring the Picture Plane: Sophistry in Action

HONORING THE PICTURE PLANE: SOPHISTRY IN ACTION

"Honoring the picture plane" was a big deal when I was in art school, though the idea has lost some of its punch in Postmodern times....

Examples of Soviet Brigade Art

EXAMPLES OF SOVIET BRIGADE ART

Aside from perhaps a few religious icons and early modernists such as Kandinsky and Malevich, my college art history class ignored...

 
 
 
Millions for an early N.C. Wyeth Illustration

MILLIONS FOR AN EARLY N.C. WYETH ILLUSTRATION

The image above is an illustration titled "Hands Up," alternatively "Holdup in the Canyon" painted for C.P. Connolly's “The Story of...

Elegance Depicted in Soviet Socialist Realism

ELEGANCE DEPICTED IN SOVIET SOCIALIST REALISM

I'm pretty sure that even knowledgable art fans rarely give the Socialist Realism paintings of the Soviet Union much thought, if any....

 
 
 
Brangwyn, Cornwell and Murals

BRANGWYN, CORNWELL AND MURALS

Reader Paul Sullivan's comment to this post about San Francisco murals by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) inspired the present post. The...

Fascist-Era Roman Hotel

FASCIST-ERA ROMAN HOTEL

One of my pet peeves regarding the naming of architectural styles is the category "Fascist Architecture" (fragment of a Wikipedia entry...

 
 
 
Floyd Davis: Successful Illustrator with No Training, Few Models

FLOYD DAVIS: SUCCESSFUL ILLUSTRATOR WITH NO TRAINING, FEW MODELS

In those olden times when American illustration was in flower, there was no clear path for continued success for artists who had attained...

Georges van Zevenberghen, Belgian Inspired by Chardin

GEORGES VAN ZEVENBERGHEN, BELGIAN INSPIRED BY CHARDIN

As the title of this post mentions, Georges Antoine Van Zevenberghen (1877-1968), was presumably inspired by Chardin's paintings. Well,...

 
 
 
Superferry Supergraphics

SUPERFERRY SUPERGRAPHICS

Large ferryboats carrying cars and passengers on comparatively long overnight runs are common in the Mediterranean and Baltic sea areas...

Brangwyn in San Francisco

BRANGWYN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), Wikipedia entry here , was British artist whose paintings and murals have always fascinated me. My post...

 
 
 
Louis Denis-Valvérane the Painter Who Also Was Vald'Es the Cartoonist

LOUIS DENIS-VALVÉRANE THE PAINTER WHO ALSO WAS VALD'ES THE CARTOONIST

Louis Denis-Valvérane (1870-1943) was a Provençal painter and illustrator/cartoonist who is perhaps best known for his racy cartoons...

New Book About Haddon Sundblom

NEW BOOK ABOUT HADDON SUNDBLOM

Haddon Sundblom (1899-1976) was a leading illustrator for many years and influential in the careers of other illustrators. Now Dan...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Botanical Abstract Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media Fine Art For Sale...

Botanical Abstract Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media Fine Art For Sale “First Frost” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 30"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $1575 Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing Glory” by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Flash and sparkle. Dramatic colors. Rough and smooth textures. If these things appeal to you, this is your painting. It may be hung as is, or framed for a more finished... Read more ...

Portrait Painting, Oil Painting, Tesla, “Nikola Tesla” by Texas Artist Debra...

Portrait Painting, Oil Painting, Tesla, “Nikola Tesla” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 10"x8" Palette Knife Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available $125.00 plus $14.00 Shipping in U.S. Read more ...

Chapel / Craftworks

Chapel / Craftworks

© Edmund Sumner Architects: Craftworks Location: United Kingdom Category: Houses Interiors Area: 225.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Edmund Sumner Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing Glory” by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Flash and sparkle. Dramatic colors. Rough and smooth textures. If these things appeal to you, this is your painting. It may be hung as is, or framed for a more finished... Read more ...

Pomegranate still life oil painting original daily painting a painting a day

Pomegranate still life oil painting original daily painting a painting a day

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Mark Webster - Abstract Wine Bottle and Glass Still Life Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Abstract Wine Bottle and Glass Still Life Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Abstract Wine Bottle and Glass Still Life Oil Painting. 10x8" Oil on Canvas Panel. Read more ...

Workshop Warmups- Raynor Scheine!

Workshop Warmups- Raynor Scheine!

Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images- Artwork ©2019 Tom Richmond This was a rather obscure subject for a warmup, suggested by one of the artists at my workshop this past weekend... Read more ...

Jim Carrey Painting Depicts Donald Trump Crucifying Jesus

Jim Carrey Painting Depicts Donald Trump Crucifying Jesus

The actor offers his interpretation of "Christianity, Trump style." Read more ...

Mysterious Banksy Shreds Painting

Mysterious Banksy Shreds Painting

No one knows exactly why Banksy pulled of his latest stunt: shredding a painting just after it was auctioned off for $1.4 million. Read more ...