Alden McWilliams' "Twin Earths" Artwork

ALDEN MCWILLIAMS' "TWIN EARTHS" ARTWORK

The first, and perhaps the most famous, science-fiction comic strip was Buck Rogers which debuted in January 1929. Others of that genre...

Jes Schlaikjer, Forgotten Illustrator

JES SCHLAIKJER, FORGOTTEN ILLUSTRATOR

I hadn't known of Jes Wilhelm Schlaikjer (1897-1982) until he was featured in Illustration Magazine a few months ago. For one thing,...

 
 
 
Harrogate Travel Posters from the LNER

HARROGATE TRAVEL POSTERS FROM THE LNER

During the 1920s and 1930s Britain had four major privately owned passenger railway systems that operated on a largely regional basis....

In the Beginning: Paul Gauguin

IN THE BEGINNING: PAUL GAUGUIN

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) famously painted Postimpressionist, often Symbolist scenes of Brittany and French Polynesia using...

 
 
 
Fred Taylor: Poster Art for the LNER and Others

FRED TAYLOR: POSTER ART FOR THE LNER AND OTHERS

Fred Taylor (1875-1963) was one of the many talented artists who created art for British railway company travel posters. Biographical...

Details by Detaille

DETAILS BY DETAILLE

I wrote about French military artist Édouard Detaille - Jean-Baptiste Édouard Detaille (1848-1912) - here . A recent visit to the Musée...

 
 
 
Ocean Liners: Speed and Style at the V&A

OCEAN LINERS: SPEED AND STYLE AT THE V&A

London's Victoria & Albert Museum has an exhibit titled "Ocean Liners: Speed and Style" that will be going on into June. Here is the...

Austin Cooper: Posters to Abstraction

AUSTIN COOPER: POSTERS TO ABSTRACTION

Austin Cooper (1890-1964) was a Canadian-born British poster artist who, before he died, must have discovered that an automobile was...

 
 
 
The Reichsluftfahrtministerium's Career

THE REICHSLUFTFAHRTMINISTERIUM'S CAREER

A hazard of travel is getting sick. In April I was flying from London to Seattle, all the while the man in the seat behind me was coughing....

Max Slevogt, Secessionist

MAX SLEVOGT, SECESSIONIST

Max Slevogt (1868-1932) is categorized as an Impressionist, but also did some Symbolist subject paintings and other kinds of works...

 
 
 
Stanhope Forbes: Cornwall Scenes

STANHOPE FORBES: CORNWALL SCENES

A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach - 1885 Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857-1947) painted scenes in Brittany and elsewhere in England, but...

Some Pissarro Marketplace Paintings

SOME PISSARRO MARKETPLACE PAINTINGS

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) often returned to the same kind of subject over his career. One of the subjects that occasionally crops...

 
 
 
Picasso From Around 1930-1940

PICASSO FROM AROUND 1930-1940

I posted a "Towards the End" topic dealing with Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and his post-1950 paintings here. I concluded: "To my eye,...

In the Beginning: Andrew Wyeth

IN THE BEGINNING: ANDREW WYETH

Christina's World - 1948 Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917-2009), son of famed illustrator N.C. Wyeth, was a sickly lad who in 1951 had part...

 
 
 
André Derain's Changing Styles

ANDRÉ DERAIN'S CHANGING STYLES

André Derain (1880-1954) was a noted modernist who, like Picasso, changed styles at many points in his career. Unlike Picasso, perhaps...

Max Ernst After Surrealism

MAX ERNST AFTER SURREALISM

Max Ernst (1891-1976), as this fairly lengthy Wikipedia entry mentions, was involved in the Dada and Surrealist movements. Despite...

 
 
 
Multi Ritratti: Rebecca H. Whelan

MULTI RITRATTI: REBECCA H. WHELAN

The woman is the portrait detail above is Rebecca H. Whelan , about whom little seems to be known, if Googling the Internet is any...

Hans Hoffman, Modernist Teacher

HANS HOFFMAN, MODERNIST TEACHER

Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) permanently moved the the USA from his native Germany when he was in his early 50s and by the mid-1930s had...

 
 
 
Walter Gotschke Illustrates Adler

WALTER GOTSCHKE ILLUSTRATES ADLER

Walter Gotschke (1912-2000) is considered by many automobile art fans as one of the very best in that field. Some background regarding...

Diego Rivera: Pretty Good Artist When not Being Political

DIEGO RIVERA: PRETTY GOOD ARTIST WHEN NOT BEING POLITICAL

One of the minor themes of this blog is my contempt for political art - paintings or drawings manifestly espousing a political point...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Painting “Brilliant Forest 2” by Illinois...

Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Painting “Brilliant Forest 2” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg

This beautiful painting is an original abstract acrylic painting with vivid, bright, glorious hot pinks, hot oranges, purples, periwinkle and gold. 18"x24" Acrylic on... Read more ...

A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

A Colorful Abstract Approach to Acrylic Painting Inspired by Monet

As a representational artist, I have appreciated the ingenuity of abstract painters. I've tried my hand at abstract acrylic painting and found it fun, liberating, yet... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Red Beneath 180116" by Colorado Mixed...

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Red Beneath 180116" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

I thought of calling this painting "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat", but that name was already taken. When you see the patchwork of all the different colors... Read more ...

SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort / onion

SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort / onion

© Wworkspace , Wison Tungthunya Architects: onion Location: Ko Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand Lead Architects: Siriyot Chaiamnuay, Arisara Chaktranon Area... Read more ...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art "Stormy Waters-Study I" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life" Original 8"x10" poured acrylic abstract beach seascape painting on 140 lb archival paper. $85.00 Read more ...

"Winter Day", Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

"Winter Day", Original Mixed Media Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

Winter Day This little painting is fresh off the easel. It was created with hand-painted papers, inks, and acrylic paints. It has a dreamy, luminescent quality because of all... Read more ...

Contemporary Two Sided Fine Art Sculpture “Waterways” by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Two Sided Fine Art Sculpture “Waterways” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Side A Side B There are six layers of painting fused together into one sculpture with two different views. One side depicts varying levels of waterways and the other shows the... Read more ...

Water Dance..Oil.Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Water Dance..Oil.Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Although I did this one a long time ago I thought I would still post it today, it was such a fun image to paint. You know me and waterscapes. This is an oil on gallery wrap... Read more ...

Frozen Bubble Formations and Shards of Snow Captured in Alaska's Swamps and...

Frozen Bubble Formations and Shards of Snow Captured in Alaska's Swamps and Ponds by Ryota Kajita

Japanese photographer Ryota Kajita has captured the strange ice patterns of Alaska's interior swamps and ponds for the last eight years as a part of his Ice Formations series... Read more ...

Adobe Lightroom Update Adds Preset and Profile Sync and More

Adobe Lightroom Update Adds Preset and Profile Sync and More

Adobe has just announced its June 2018 release of Lightroom CC, and one of the big features found in the update is preset and profile synchronization. It allows you to sync... Read more ...