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...

Binary Stoplights

BINARY STOPLIGHTS

The typical stoplight or traffic light or traffic signal (these are alternative names for the same thing) has three lenses of different...

 
 
 
Santiago Rusiñol: Barcelona to Paris and Return

SANTIAGO RUSIÑOL: BARCELONA TO PARIS AND RETURN

Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (1861-1931) was a highly skilled Catalonian painter who had the advantage of coming from a wealthy family....

Rob. Mallet-Stevens, 1920s Modernist Architect

ROB. MALLET-STEVENS, 1920S MODERNIST ARCHITECT

Robert Mallet-Stevens (1886-1945) was born in Paris, but had strong Belgian roots. For instance, he was related to painter Alfred Stevens....

 
 
 
Volkswagen Illustrations by Bernd Reuters

VOLKSWAGEN ILLUSTRATIONS BY BERND REUTERS

Bernhard Wilhelm "Bernd" Reuters (1901-1958) is best known for his illustrations in Volkswagen brochures of the 1950s, the subject...

In the Beginning: Fernando Botero

IN THE BEGINNING: FERNANDO BOTERO

Fernando Botero (1932 - ), Wikipedia entry here , is not one of my favorite artists, as I have posted. I like neither his art nor his...

 
 
 
Distressing Jeans

DISTRESSING JEANS

I find it interesting that many things tend to drift to extremes over time. Often enough, they seem to follow the pattern described...

Walter Mellor, Traditionalist Architect

WALTER MELLOR, TRADITIONALIST ARCHITECT

Fine examples of residential buildings with traditional styles can be found all over America. Perhaps the best are houses built for...

 
 
 
Exterior Wall Sculptures in Split

EXTERIOR WALL SCULPTURES IN SPLIT

This is another post in an occasional series dealing with Art Nouveau architecture found in a number of smaller cities in Europe. I...

Pissarro Adopts a Monet Tactic

PISSARRO ADOPTS A MONET TACTIC

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) - Wikipedia entry here - was developing eye problems as he reached his late 60s. It seems his eyes became...

 
 
 
E. McKnight Kauffer, Ace Poster Artist

E. MCKNIGHT KAUFFER, ACE POSTER ARTIST

Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954), who signed his work E. McNight Kauffer and was called Ted, spent most of his career in England...

When Architect George Howe Went Turncoat

WHEN ARCHITECT GEORGE HOWE WENT TURNCOAT

The 1920s and 1930s were interesting times where aesthetics are concerned. My e-book "Art Adrift" deals with painting during that period....

 
 
 
Towards the End: Jackson Pollock

TOWARDS THE END: JACKSON POLLOCK

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was an alcoholic who when drinking in Greenwich Village bars, would often turn into a nasty drunk. This...

The Clark: A Fine Museum

THE CLARK: A FINE MUSEUM

Williamstown is in the northwest corner of Massachusetts. It is the home of Williams College, one of the so-called Little Ivies - small,...

 
 
 
Yves Tanguy, Self-Taught Surrealist

YVES TANGUY, SELF-TAUGHT SURREALIST

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (1900-1955) suddenly decided to become an artist not long after he completed his French Army service. Shortly...

Tom Purvis' Austin Reed Posters

TOM PURVIS' AUSTIN REED POSTERS

Tom Purvis (1888-1959) was a leading British poster artist during the 1920s and 1930s, especially after his style evolved into simplified...

 
 
 
George Wunder's Terry and the Pirates Background Detailing

GEORGE WUNDER'S TERRY AND THE PIRATES BACKGROUND DETAILING

American newspaper comic strips were greatly reduced in size decades ago and their content was reduced to various kinds of humor. Gone...

Dennis Miller Bunker: Died Far Too Young

DENNIS MILLER BUNKER: DIED FAR TOO YOUNG

The painting above is "Dennis Miller Bunker Painting at Calcot" by John Singer Sargent (1888). Dennis Miller Bunker (1861-1890) lived...

 
 
 



WIP: Raven Guard

WIP: Raven Guard

Some more 40k stuff I'm currently working on - Raven Guard! It's for the same army I've been working on on and off since 2014. More after the jump Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, "IGNITION POINT" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, "IGNITION POINT" by Carol Nelson Fine Art

30"x15"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas/sold Commissions welcome. Read more ...

Jill's Csh Box at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Perfporming Arts

Jill's Csh Box at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Perfporming Arts

Jill's Cash Box is a Country Band that performed on the lawn in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m. on Saturday night in April. The... Read more ...

“Stupid Watergate” - the animated feature film concept

“Stupid Watergate” - the animated feature film concept

“Stupid Watergate” - the animated feature film concept (credit to HBO's John Oliver for the title.) Stormy, Sedate, Stupid, Steadfast, Sanctimonious, Slippery, Screwed Read more ...

How To Make Calculations for Staircase Designs

How To Make Calculations for Staircase Designs

© José Tomás Franco This question can be basic and you may know the answer, but it's always good to remember some elementary calculations that help us to streamline the design... Read more ...

AD Classics: French Communist Party Headquarters / Oscar Niemeyer

AD Classics: French Communist Party Headquarters / Oscar Niemeyer

In March 1972, an article in The Architectural Review proclaimed that this structure was “probably the best building in Paris since Le Corbusier 's Cité de Refuge for the... Read more ...

Forever, IG: itsPeteski

Forever, IG:  itsPeteski

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RGB, Alexandra Grounds

RGB, Alexandra Grounds

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Ban Ban 1194

Ban Ban 1194

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Toothpaste for dinner

Toothpaste for dinner

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