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...

 
 
 
SOME THINGS I LIKE ABOUT H. J. MOWAT

SOME THINGS I LIKE ABOUT H. J. MOWAT

At the end of last year I offered one lovely drawing by an illustrator you've never heard of, H. J. Mowat. Mowat has been lost in the...

THE END OF 2017

THE END OF 2017

When I was a boy, there was something about Playboy's comic strip, Little Annie Fanny, that mesmerized me. I first discovered the strip...

 
 
 
ONE LOVELY DRAWNG, part 55

ONE LOVELY DRAWNG, PART 55

You've never heard of the illustrator H. J. Mowat (1879-1949). He was lost in the sea of anonymous illustrators of the 1920s and 30s...

IT'S WAY PAST TIME TO TALK ABOUT SAUL TEPPER

IT'S WAY PAST TIME TO TALK ABOUT SAUL TEPPER

When I started this blog, my plan was to publicize my favorite works by great illustrators of the past. I had a long list, starting...

 
 
 
TOMER HANUKA'S PRELIMINARY SK

TOMER HANUKA'S PRELIMINARY SK

This week the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a major new retrospective of the work of David Hockney , described as "one of the most...

TIME AND CHANCE HAPPENETH TO THEM ALL, PART 2

Walter Appleton Clark was one of the most promising young talents in the illustration field in 1900. He painted this beautiful and...

 
 
 



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 Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Copper Curtain" by...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Copper Curtain" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

A turquoise copper curtain looking as if it is made of metal rather that paint, hangs over heavy texture, with copper clay coins as accents. Original Contemporary Abstract... Read more ...

Shortlist Released for 2018 Young Talent Architecture Award

Shortlist Released for 2018 Young Talent Architecture Award

Via YTAA - Young Talent Architecture Award The Fundació Mies van der Rohe has announced a list of 40 projects that will compete for the Young Talent Architecture Award 2018... Read more ...

RED and Lucid Unveil 8K 3D Camera for 4V Holographic Photos

RED and Lucid Unveil 8K 3D Camera for 4V Holographic Photos

The camera companies RED and Lucid have unveiled a new 8K 3D/4V camera that's designed to work with the RED Hydrogen One modular holographic phone. RED is building the... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "SPRING OF SOPHOMORE YEAR" by...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "SPRING OF SOPHOMORE YEAR" by Abstract Artist Pamela Fowler Lordi

"SPRING OF SOPHOMORE YEAR" 18" x 18" x 2"Acrylic on Canvas$330. Read more ...

Good Humor, Daniel Jacob

Good Humor, Daniel Jacob

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Swarovski Crystal Sculptures by Daniel Jacob Immortalize Popsicles...

Swarovski Crystal Sculptures by Daniel Jacob Immortalize Popsicles, Sneakers, and Other Pop Culture Icons

Artist Daniel Jacob began making art in Chicago in the early 1990s, channeling his ideas into sculptures and works on paper. After spending most of his career in business, he... Read more ...

Quick Edna Mode playing with digital watercolors. incredibles2

Quick Edna Mode playing with digital watercolors. incredibles2

Quick Edna Mode playing with digital watercolors. incredibles2 disney pixar ednamode dahling nocapes digital illustration ink watercolor Read more ...

New Jersey

New Jersey

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Seascape with Wave, oils,canvas,Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist

Seascape with Wave, oils,canvas,Barbara Haviland-Texas Contemporary Artist

ARTIST COMMENTS This seascape is done with oils on a stretched canvas. It has soothing colors and I am very pleased with it. It just glows in person. Title Sea With WaveMedium... Read more ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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