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...

Robert Brough's Short, Promising Career

ROBERT BROUGH'S SHORT, PROMISING CAREER

Robert Brough (1872-1905) was a Scottish painter whose career was cut short by injuries sustained in a train accident. Some background...

 
 
 
Fernand Lungren: Some Eurpean Scenes

FERNAND LUNGREN: SOME EURPEAN SCENES

Fernand Harvey Lungren (1857-1932) is not well known, but in his day traveled widely and knew many important fellow artists. Places...

Whitney Darrow, Jr. of the New Yorker

WHITNEY DARROW, JR. OF THE NEW YORKER

Whitney Darrow, Jr. (1909-1999) was a mainstay cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine in its 1930s heyday and beyond. His Wikipedia...

 
 
 
Finally!! I Got to See Klimt's Judith II

FINALLY!! I GOT TO SEE KLIMT'S JUDITH II

This was a twenty-year epic struggle for me. Okay, I exaggerate - but the twenty-year part is true. Since the late 1990s I've been...

Harold Weston, Harvard-Trained Gadabout

HAROLD WESTON, HARVARD-TRAINED GADABOUT

Harold Weston (1894-1972) led a binary life of several sorts, as can be gleaned from his Wikipedia entry . At times he lived in isolation...

 
 
 
Bouguereau's Nymphs and Satyr Up Close

BOUGUEREAU'S NYMPHS AND SATYR UP CLOSE

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) was an artist whose technical capabilities I greatly respect. On the other hand, most of his...

Up Close: Sargent's Portrait of Carolus-Duran

UP CLOSE: SARGENT'S PORTRAIT OF CAROLUS-DURAN

The reputation of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has been on the mend for several decades. I've been noticing that references to him...

 
 
 
Jacques-Émile Blanche: Portraits of Women

JACQUES-ÉMILE BLANCHE: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN

Jacques-Émile Blanche (1861-1942) was a painter, musician and writer whose paintings were mostly portraits of wealthy people with some...

Up Close: Sargent's Fumée d'ambre gris

UP CLOSE: SARGENT'S FUMÉE D'AMBRE GRIS

Fumée d'ambre gris 1880, is one of John Singer Sargent's most interesting paintings. It and some outstanding works by Sargent and others...

 
 
 
Scorchy Smith's Adventure Comic Strip Style Legacy

SCORCHY SMITH'S ADVENTURE COMIC STRIP STYLE LEGACY

For several decades, American comic strips have been shrunken , humor-oriented creatures. But from roughly 1930 into the 1960s there...

Augustus Saint-Gaudens' New Hampshire Studio

AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS' NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDIO

I wrote about the Cornish, New Hampshire art colony home of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) in the previous post. His grounds...

 
 
 
Augustus Saint-Gaudens' New Hampshire Home

AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS' NEW HAMPSHIRE HOME

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) was, in my opinion, one of America's greatest sculptors. I last wrote about him here . In his later...

Famous Illustrators' Work at Wall Drug

FAMOUS ILLUSTRATORS' WORK AT WALL DRUG

If you're an illustration fan and happen to be driving on Interstate 90 in southwestern South Dakota close by the Badlands, either...

 
 
 
New Austin Briggs Book by David Apatoff

NEW AUSTIN BRIGGS BOOK BY DAVID APATOFF

I was on the road, doing a cross-USA road round-trip for old times sake, so I received my copy of David Apatoff's latest book later...

Molti Ritratti: Colette

MOLTI RITRATTI: COLETTE

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954) is best known for her writing, but she also had a stage career when young. Her Wikipedia entry...

 
 
 



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 ...

Building Up: Modern Architecture in Pakistan

Building Up: Modern Architecture in Pakistan

Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative Pakistani architecture is defined by multiplicity. Both following tradition and breaking from it, contemporary projects contend with... Read more ...

Red Box House / The Grid Architects

Red Box House / The Grid Architects

© 2019 Photographix India Architects: The Grid Architects Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Area: 4259.54 ft2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: 2019 Photographix India Read more ...

SUREN Leather Goods Store / Wonder Architects

SUREN Leather Goods Store / Wonder Architects

Architects: Wonder Architects Location: Beijing, China Area: 150.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Yumeng Zhu Photographs: Courtesy of Wonder Architects Read more ...

Colorado River, Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art...

Colorado River, Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting

This peaceful little tributary joins the mighty Colorado River downstream just around the bend, and the mood changes from intimate and peaceful to open and impartial. 16"x12... Read more ...

Bata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and design

Bata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and design

© Simon Kennedy Architects: LOM architecture and design Location: East Tilbury, United Kingdom Area: 2970.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Simon Kennedy Read more ...

BOGO SALE-Mixed Media Abstract Painting “Sing to Me” by Santa Fe...

BOGO SALE-Mixed Media Abstract Painting “Sing to Me” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Sing to Me Welcome to the much anticipated 8th Annual Six Weeks of Giving BOGO Event Every year for a limited time I make my paintings available for an incredible deal. You buy... Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "STANDING STRONG...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "STANDING STRONG - ASPENS IN WINTER SERIES" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces, to be released in November. Fall into Winter is my favorite time of year, and I paint these with great... Read more ...

Summer House / DDAANN

Summer House / DDAANN

© BoysPlayNice Architects: DDAANN Location: Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic Area: 176.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: BoysPlayNice Read more ...

Colorado River, Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art...

Colorado River, Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting

This peaceful little tributary joins the mighty Colorado River downstream just around the bend, and the mood changes from intimate and peaceful to open and impartial. 16"x12... Read more ...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting ,Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale, “I...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting ,Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale, “I am Your Strength” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

The title of this painting, “I Am Your Strength”, jumped off the pages of my prayer journal. For me, I know my strength is not from me but from my Creator and so when I saw... Read more ...