GEORGE LICHTY

GEORGE LICHTY

George Lichty is an important data point for those trying to chart the line between loose drawing and drawing like a careless slob. Not...

JOHN KASCHT KNOWS WHEN TO LEAVE OUT AN EYE

JOHN KASCHT KNOWS WHEN TO LEAVE OUT AN EYE

There's plenty to admire about John Kascht 's caricature of Keith Richards. I like the way Kascht seized control of the shape of the...

 
 
 
THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

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

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

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

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 

THE MEANING OF "ICONIC"

After the recent school shootings in Florida, rival cable news channels and political factions chattered away day and night. They spewed...

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,...

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 
NICK MEGLIN (1935-2018)

NICK MEGLIN (1935-2018)

My dear friend, Nick Meglin, died this morning. For nearly 50 years Nick was the loving heart of MAD magazine and a tireless advocate...

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...

 
 
 
MY CANDIDATE FOR THE NEXT X-MAN

MY CANDIDATE FOR THE NEXT X-MAN

If Professor X ever goes looking for a super powered mutant with control over color, I recommend he make a beeline for Nathan Fowkes. For...

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 and your feet are just...

 
 
 
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,...

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

Amethyst Lee

Amethyst Lee

TITANS 2018 Polymer clay, paper, paint, wire, yarn 3ft x 1.75ft x 6 in A different take on Titans and goddesses Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Dancing in the...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Dancing in the Moonlight II-Winter Aspens 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 ...

Bailey Toman

Bailey Toman

Marina Antoinette Clay. shells, plastic, acrylic paint dimensions Read more ...

Pears painting

Pears painting

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Contemporary Abstract Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Balcony" by...

Contemporary Abstract Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Balcony" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

20 "x20"x 1.5" Oil on Canvas Read more ...

Dwarfed: 1941

Dwarfed: 1941

April 1941. "South Side Chicago. Scene in Negro tavern." The walls adorned with murals from the Disney version of "Snow White." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the... Read more ...

Base Ball To-Day: 1908

Base Ball To-Day: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Woodward Avenue looking north from Opera House corner." Our title is lifted from the streetcar. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size. Read more ...

Georgian English Christmas 1714-1820

Georgian English Christmas 1714-1820

Farmer Giles's Establishment Christmas Day 1800 Georgian Christmas: An 18C Celebration December 22, 2013 Early Modern England Georgian Christmas dinner "During the Georgian... Read more ...

Nove / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

Nove / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

© Rainer Taepper Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Location: Luise-Ullrich-Straße 14, 80636 München, Germany Partner In Charge: Florian Thorwart Area: 27500.0... Read more ...

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,”Tropical Retreat”...

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,”Tropical Retreat” Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

The serene setting of a lush tropical island is so inspiring. I am always amazed by the colors of the waters off the coast of Sanibel and Captiva in Southwest Florida. What... Read more ...