ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 65

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 65

Last year I wrote about the great English illustrator of wildlife, Raymond Sheppard , who spent years haunting the public zoos in London,...

NEW BOOK ABOUT T.S. SULLIVANT

NEW BOOK ABOUT T.S. SULLIVANT

After a delay of 100 years we can finally celebrate the arrival of a compilation of work by the brilliant T.S. Sullivant . Sullivant...

 
 
 
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: HARVEY DINNERSTEIN

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: HARVEY DINNERSTEIN

Harvey Dinnerstein had some interesting things to say about the relationship between art and journalistic illustration. Like his friend...

 
 
 
THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: PAUL HOGARTH

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: PAUL HOGARTH

The best journalistic illustrations seem to combine an enthusiasm for facts, a love of drawing, and a third element- a personality...

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: DANIEL SCHWARTZ

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: DANIEL SCHWARTZ

Daniel Bennett Schwartz had a dual career as a fine artist and an "artist-reporter." As a fine artist, he had over fifteen solo exhibitions...

 
 
 
THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: HANK VIRGONA

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: HANK VIRGONA

Most of the illustrators called upon to do reportorial pictures had the technical skills to capture many of the details that a photographer...

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: ROBERT WEAVER

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: ROBERT WEAVER

"What journalism is to literature, illustration is to fine art." "Form is the fire under the pot, and content is what's in it." "A...

 
 
 
THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: BURT SILVERMAN

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS: BURT SILVERMAN

In my view, Burton Silverman is one of the premier portrait painters in the world today. However, for over 30 years Silverman was an...

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS, part 1

THE JOURNALIST ILLUSTRATORS, PART 1

Before cell phones converted every citizen into an amateur news photographer it was popular to employ illustrators as visual reporters....

 
 
 
AFTER WORDS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED, DRAWING REMAINS STRONG

AFTER WORDS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED, DRAWING REMAINS STRONG

As Donald Trump gracefully exits the presidency, the blizzard of words over the 2020 election continues unabated. Rival versions of...

THE END OF 2020

THE END OF 2020

There are dozens of possible images waiting in the queue for the award as "end of the year," but to sum up a year like 2020, there...

 
 
 
THE WISDOM OF WIVES WHO POSE

THE WISDOM OF WIVES WHO POSE

The war over the relationship between photography and painting has raged for 150 years. Philosophers have battled with art critics....

NEW BOOK: A LIFE IN INK BY RALPH STEADMAN

NEW BOOK: A LIFE IN INK BY RALPH STEADMAN

Many years ago, the famous Chinese artist Huang Erh-Nan would fill his mouth with black ink and paint pictures with his tongue. Ralph...

 
 
 
A HANDFUL OF THUMBNAILS

A HANDFUL OF THUMBNAILS

The thumbnail preliminary sketch is where artists first attempt to capture a spark of inspiration. Before the layers of refinement...

18 GOOD FROGS

18 GOOD FROGS

I like John Cuneo's witty, wicked drawing of Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 12. Was that alligator ever sincere about the music,...

 
 
 
A NEW BOOK ON THE ART OF PHIL HALE

A NEW BOOK ON THE ART OF PHIL HALE

Regular readers know that I'm a big fan of the work of Phil Hale, whose strange and powerful artwork has earned him an international...

A LAST LOOK AT THE BRIGGS ARCHIVES, part 5: painting in retirement

A LAST LOOK AT THE BRIGGS ARCHIVES, PART 5: PAINTING IN RETIREMENT

In the 1940s, Austin Briggs was desperately trying to break away from the comic strip field and win illustration assignments, which...

 
 
 
A LAST LOOK AT THE BRIGGS ARCHIVE, part 4: hundreds of drawings

A LAST LOOK AT THE BRIGGS ARCHIVE, PART 4: HUNDREDS OF DRAWINGS

Most of Austin Briggs' major drawings- such as his TV Guide series- have been reproduced all over the internet, but going through the...

A LAST LOOK AT THE AUSTIN BRIGGS ARCHIVES, part 3: The New Realism

A LAST LOOK AT THE AUSTIN BRIGGS ARCHIVES, PART 3: THE NEW REALISM

Austin Briggs was perhaps the leading proponent of the "new realism" in illustration- unposed figures in unguarded moments, with all...

 
 
 



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 ...

Odessa, Gian Maria Tosatti

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Dorte Mandrup Selected to Create the Hinge, a Landmark City Gate to Aarhus'...

Dorte Mandrup Selected to Create the Hinge, a Landmark City Gate to Aarhus' Newest Urban Area

Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Dorte Mandrup has imagined ‘The Hinge', a landmark transition between the new urban area Aarhus Ø and the historic town of Denmark 's second-largest... Read more ...

The Richard Rogers' Drawing Gallery / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Richard Rogers' Drawing Gallery / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Location: 2750 Route De, 13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France Project Year: 2020 Photographs: James Reeve Photographs: Stéphane ABOUDARAM | WE... Read more ...

With Galleries Closed, Art Dealers Rethink Their Real Estate Needs

Selling digitally isn't the same, most agree. But that doesn't mean that bricks-and-mortar exhibition spaces will all return to how they were. Read more ...

Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Courtesy of Wood Design & Building Magazine Wood Design & Building magazine has announced the winning projects from the Wood Design & Building Awards program. Launched in 1984... Read more ...

Connected House / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

Connected House / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

Jakob + Macfarlane Architects Location: 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Roland Halbe Area: 750.0 m2 Read more ...

Is It Time To Start Thinking About Wooden Industrial Buildings?

Is It Time To Start Thinking About Wooden Industrial Buildings?

Interior. The University of British Columbia Campus Energy Centre / DIALOG. Image © Ema Peter Photography Industrial buildings are among the best examples of Louis Sullivan 's... Read more ...

Landscaping on an Urban Scale: 12 Linear Park Projects

Landscaping on an Urban Scale: 12 Linear Park Projects

Guaíba Orla Urban Park / Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados. © Arthur Cordeiro Linear parks exist in many different contexts - along riversides, coastal areas, or inserted in... Read more ...

‘Like a Warm Hug From an Angel'

For a handful of cultures across the globe, the Arab world among them, these distinct blankets deliver not only an impossibly warm, soft hug but a great sense of belonging. Read more ...

A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward

Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus - herself - in her memoir, “The Empathy... Read more ...