The Other Costa Vavagiakis

Renowned for his figures, an artist turns to the geometric bodies of cities and nighttime shadows.

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The Quickening Image

The Quickening Image is the story of a radically new drawing technique: It incorporates both wet and dry materials, as well as both linear and painterly elements. It derives its power from juxtaposing and resolving many contradictory tendencies: drawing/painting; wet/dry; careful/spontaneous; planned/accidental.

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Robin Smith: The Human Presence

Exceptionally modest, reserved to a fault and largely unknown outside her immediate circle, Robin Smith is, nonetheless, one of the nest portrait/figure painters working today.

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Life is a House

On aging houses, broken bodies, and the passage of time.

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Paestum V

Temples & Cathedrals

“Temples and Cathedrals” is an on-going series of large-scale mixed-media drawings, utilizing the ‘wax resist’ technique. Executed on paper, these black and white works use wax as a resist for subsequent ink washes, which are then further developed in charcoal, […]

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The Voracious Eye: The Drawings of Adolph Menzel

Whether at a court ball or at a burial, on the street or in a moving train, the German draftsman Adolph Menzel (1815-1905) exploited every opportunity that presented itself to record on paper whatever caught his eye.

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Drawing Solutions: Drawing the Arm

Some of the most poignant moments in the visual arts involve arms. I think immediately of Jahweh’s extended arm from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, about to transfer the spark of life to Adam’s exanimate one; or of Daphne’s arms beginning […]

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Agamemnon

Living with an animal that magnificent was a privilege, like living with great old trees. He was so big, and his anatomy was so beautiful. You could see all of his muscles and tendons ripple as he moved. He was the most impressive creature you ever saw. You just assumed he was some sort of a God.

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The Great War and Me: A Study in Still Life and Memory

Tuesday Morn Oct 1, 1918 I haven’t taken off my clothes in about a month; haven’t removed or changed socks in a week; haven’t shaved in about a week; and can’t remove my shoes because they shrunk so.

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The Great War and Me

“The Great War and Me” is a series of paintings and drawings based on my Grandfather’s experiences in WWI. It was only after accidentally finding his journal that I learned about his involvement in The Great War. After enlisting in […]

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