SOCIALIST REALISM, 2018 STYLE

SOCIALIST REALISM, 2018 STYLE

Compare these two illustrations of a swamp: John Cuneo's Donald Trump golfing in the swamp Jon McNaughton's Donald Trump and his cabinet...

A DITKO TRIBUTE

A DITKO TRIBUTE

Last week Steve Ditko left us to join the hoary hosts of Hoggoth. He will be remembered worldwide for his role in creating Spiderman,...

 
 
 
ART, TRUTH AND ACCURACY

ART, TRUTH AND ACCURACY

Not accurately drawn, but true: That phase of a relationship where nothing fits and everything gets in the way. On the other hand,...

THE SECOND COMING OF FLOWERS

THE SECOND COMING OF FLOWERS

In his essay, How Flowers Changed the World, famed anthropologist Loren Eisley described the first coming of flowers, 100 million years...

 
 
 
NICK MEGLIN (1935-2018)

NICK MEGLIN (1935-2018)

Here is the essence of my dear friend, Nick Meglin, who died this morning: Last week after the annual convention of the National Cartoonists...

THE FACES OF TIME

THE FACES OF TIME

Time magazine- which was for decades the dominant news magazine in the world- seems to be limping toward its end. It was purchased...

 
 
 
A TALE OF THREE LANDSCAPES

A TALE OF THREE LANDSCAPES

Which of these two landscapes is more realistic? George Inness Sean Lynch Well, the pink version is actually a photograph, taken with...

PAINTING FOR THE ANGELS

PAINTING FOR THE ANGELS

The peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come and...

 
 
 
ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 57

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 57

I love this very cool drawing of a tyrannosaurus rex by Ike, age 6. I spotted it at an art exhibition at Sarah Lawrence College in...

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 56

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 56

An elderly gentleman sitting quietly in his armchair reading a newspaper- could there be a less exciting subject for a drawing? Well,...

 
 
 

THE MEANING OF "ICONIC"

After the recent school shootings in Florida, millions of words were flung back and forth- words of explanation or blame, words of...

THE COLLECTOR'S EYE: PETER DE SÈVE

THE COLLECTOR'S EYE: PETER DE SÈVE

When Rembrandt declared bankruptcy in 1656, an official from the Amsterdam Insolvency Office showed up at his house at No. 4 Breestraat...

 
 
 
OVER-THINKING THE SITUATION

OVER-THINKING THE SITUATION

I like this cartoon by Charles Barsotti of a committee of dogs deliberating a rubber ball: From the inventory of Taraba Illustration...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

 
 
 
THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

This is my final example of an artist who drew in what might be called a slick, polished manner: Leonard Starr. Like other artists...

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style: Stan Drake. Like Alex Raymond, Stan Drake drew pretty pictures...

 
 
 
THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style... One current comic artists who draws sharp as a razor...

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style... Allan Kass drew these1960s illustrations for clients...

 
 
 
THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Once upon a time audiences prized clean sharp, draftsmanship. Alex Raymond's Rip Kirby Slick, controlled lines, sparkling use of blacks,...

A FEW CRESCENT MOONS

A FEW CRESCENT MOONS

"Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection." - Rabindranath Tagore Most people...

 
 
 



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 ...

Lefortovo / buro5

Lefortovo / buro5

© Luciano Spinelli Architects: buro5 Location: Moscow, Russia Architect In Charge: Boris Denisyuk Area: 75.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Luciano Spinelli © Luciano... Read more ...

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

Nederland,Tx,Museum,oils canvas,Barbara Haviland

NEDERLAND,TEXAS WINDMILL MUSEUM 8/14/2018 10:01:20 PM by Barbara Haviland-Texas Landscape Artist Comment on this I painted this Nederalnd Texas Windmill Museum as part of a... Read more ...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "Caribbean...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "Caribbean Melody" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist 6.5"x9.5" Acrylic on 140 lb Archival Paper. These lovely little originals paintings frame beautifully as shown below. This painting is... Read more ...

Seven Blocks / studio M architects

Seven Blocks / studio M architects

© Kouichi Torimura Architects: studio M architects Location: 5-11-27 Nakanobu Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan Area: 281.72 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Kouichi Torimura ©... Read more ...

Protobacillus:  New WorkCross Connect favorites Protobacillus is

Protobacillus:  New WorkCross Connect favorites Protobacillus is

Protobacillus: New Work Cross Connect favorites Protobacillus is an art project by Gustavo Spredemann and Leone Simonetti, two Brazilian graphic designers/artists. They create... Read more ...

Adult swim, Maria Svarbova

Adult swim, Maria Svarbova

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Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Free Flight: Which...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Free Flight: Which Way?” by Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

18"x"14" Mixed Media/Available Read more ...

Nature Art,Aspen Leaf, Mixed Media, Contemporary Abstract Art “Night Dance”...

Nature Art,Aspen Leaf, Mixed Media, Contemporary Abstract Art “Night Dance” by Contemporary Artist Gerri Calpin

8"x10"x1/4" Acrylic, Ink, Prserved Aspen Leaves on Canvas $200 Read more ...

New Synchronized Photographs of Swimmers by Mária Švarbová

New Synchronized Photographs of Swimmers by Mária Švarbová

New photographs from Slovakian artist Mária Švarbová continue her exploration of strangely melancholy poolside scenes. Coolly detached young swimmers in matching outfits are... Read more ...

The Rough House / NELO DÉCOR

The Rough House / NELO DÉCOR

© Quang Trần Architects: NELO DÉCOR Location: District 6, Vietnam Lead Architect: Le Duy Van Area: 600.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Quang Trần Manufacturer: Nelo's... Read more ...