In the Beginning: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

IN THE BEGINNING: SIR LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was a highly talented painter whose reputation, like others of his ilk, suffered with the advent...

Rowland B. Wilson's "Trade Secrets"

ROWLAND B. WILSON'S "TRADE SECRETS"

Here is the amazon.com link to the book whose cover is shown above. It was assembled by Suzanne Lemieux Wilson, widow of cartoonist...

 
 
 
Giacomo Balla, Former Futurist

GIACOMO BALLA, FORMER FUTURIST

Not long ago I wrote about Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), the Italian Futurist painter. I noted that: "Hard-core Futurism and other 1900-1914...

Hugh Breckenridge, Competent in Several Styles

HUGH BRECKENRIDGE, COMPETENT IN SEVERAL STYLES

Hugh H. Breckenridge (1870-1937) was a long-time instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts who had studied in Paris under...

 
 
 
Henri Mangin, Fauvist of Sorts

HENRI MANGIN, FAUVIST OF SORTS

Henri Charles Manguin (1874-1949) studied under Gustave Moreau and was a friend of Henri Matisse. This Wikipedia entry associates him...

Up Close: Boldini's Crossing the Street

UP CLOSE: BOLDINI'S CROSSING THE STREET

The Clark museum in Williamstown, Massachusetts has a number of first-class paintings dating from the late 19th century, and I have...

 
 
 
More Fred Taylor Poster Art

MORE FRED TAYLOR POSTER ART

I wrote here about Fred Taylor (1875-1963), best known for his London and North Eastern Railway poster art during the 1920s and 1930s. His...

Max Beckmann Portrays His Wives

MAX BECKMANN PORTRAYS HIS WIVES

Max Beckmann ( 1884-1950) is usually associated with the post- Great War Neue Sachlichkeit movement in Germany. His Wikipedia entry...

 
 
 
The Really Good but Rather Odd Charles Sims

THE REALLY GOOD BUT RATHER ODD CHARLES SIMS

Charles Henry Sims (1873-1928) killed himself. His Wikipedia entry states: "In 1928, experiencing hallucinations, paranoia and insomnia,...

Eduardo Viana, Early Portuguese Modernist

EDUARDO VIANA, EARLY PORTUGUESE MODERNIST

Eduardo Afonso Viana (1881-1967) seems to have spent most of his career in Lisbon, his home town, though like so many others he did...

 
 
 
What the Previous Rialto Bridge Looked Like

WHAT THE PREVIOUS RIALTO BRIDGE LOOKED LIKE

One of Venice's most famous tourist sites is the Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal. It is shown above in a fine 1932 story illustration...

François Barraud, From Housepainter to Painter

FRANÇOIS BARRAUD, FROM HOUSEPAINTER TO PAINTER

François Barraud (1899-1934) was born and died in Switzerland, but spent much of his adult life in France where he worked as a housepainter...

 
 
 
Peter Arno, High Society Cartoonist

PETER ARNO, HIGH SOCIETY CARTOONIST

Above is a famous cartoon by Peter Arno - Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr. - (1904-1968), whose work helped The New Yorker magazine survive...

Albert Birkle: Neue Sachlichkeit - Lite

ALBERT BIRKLE: NEUE SACHLICHKEIT - LITE

Albert Birkle (1900-1986) was born in what is now part of Berlin, but moved to Austria after the National Socialist German Workers...

 
 
 
Up Close: Two Sargent Scenes of Venice

UP CLOSE: TWO SARGENT SCENES OF VENICE

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was a first-rate painter best known for his portrait work. He also had a deft touch when making oil...

Archibald Barnes and His Decorative Ladies

ARCHIBALD BARNES AND HIS DECORATIVE LADIES

Archibald George Barnes (1887-1972) began his career in England but moved to Canada around 1930. Information about him on the Internet...

 
 
 
Miscellany

MISCELLANY

Now for an American Thanksgiving Day holiday break from the usual art-related material - but not a complete one. I was on a cruise...

Willian Russell Flint's Illustrations and Related Work

WILLIAN RUSSELL FLINT'S ILLUSTRATIONS AND RELATED WORK

William Russell Flint (1880-1969) was an honored , highly skilled artist of the representational persuasion. A fairly brief Wikipedia...

 
 
 
Bernard Krigstein: Fine Artist and Comic Book Artist

BERNARD KRIGSTEIN: FINE ARTIST AND COMIC BOOK ARTIST

It seems that Bernard Krigstein (1919-1990) was a Fine Arts guy at heart, yet for 15 or so years he illustrated comic books and actually...

Cruise Ship with Retro Décor

CRUISE SHIP WITH RETRO DÉCOR

Now for a brief shift from graphic art to Industrial Design / Interior Decoration - subjects I occasionally touch on here. Aside from...

 
 
 



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 ...

Original Colorado Landscape Oil Painting, Western Landscape "The Old Loading...

Original Colorado Landscape Oil Painting, Western Landscape "The Old Loading Dock" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

When my husband and I bought our home this old loading dock was left on the property. For us, it's a symbol of the days when it was still a working ranch. The hills behind it... Read more ...

Historic Chapman Stables Housing Community / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Historic Chapman Stables Housing Community / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture Location: 57 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States Area: 10033.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis... Read more ...

Silhoutte Hytte House / FIGR Architecture & Design

Silhoutte Hytte House / FIGR Architecture & Design

FIGR Architecture & Design Location: Elwood VIC 3184, Australia Area: 110.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Tom Blachford Read more ...

Campus Joachimstraße / David Chipperfield Architects

Campus Joachimstraße / David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects Location: Joachimstraße 11, 10119 Berlin, Germany Area: 1800.0 m2 Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Simon Menges Photographs: Ute Zscharnt Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Art Painting, "SANDSTONE, 12074" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Contemporary Abstract Art Painting, "SANDSTONE, 12074" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Outside dimensions of the frame are 21 x 21 inches. This painting is mounted on MDF board, and is very heavy. Weighing 12 pounds, it must have a stud in the wall behind the... Read more ...

WWS House / reMIX studio

WWS House / reMIX studio

From the North painting room towards the South block. Image Beijing, China Area: 1100.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Federico Ruberto Read more ...

Abstract Painting Portrait Music Art “Ponty Bone” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Abstract Painting Portrait Music Art “Ponty Bone” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Oil on Canvas/sold FINE ART PRINTS are Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Triptych House / Paul Cashin Architects

Triptych House / Paul Cashin Architects

Winchester, United Kingdom Area: 160.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Richard Chivers Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “Mountain”...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art, Expressionism, “Mountain” by Contemporary Artist Tracy Lupanow

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir Small mixed media... Read more ...

Iran's Cultural Site Persepolis Reimagined through Minimalist Frames

Iran's Cultural Site Persepolis Reimagined through Minimalist Frames

© Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar Architect and visual artist Mohammad Hassan Forouzanfar has been conceptually combining contemporary landmarks with traditional Iranian houses... Read more ...