A Whole Harvest of Invention

Lennart Anderson: A RetrospectiveThe New York Studio School, October 18 – November 28, 2021 I distinctly remember my high school painting teacher, Francis Cunningham, criticizing a student’s still-life painting, and the question came down to choice of objects. He said […]

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Edwin Dickinson’s Painting “Gas Tank”

Walking through the landscape, your eyes unconsciously register the broad visual characteristics of the day: the color harmonies proffered by the weather and the season, and the general note of the vegetation. It also notes the big relationship of the […]

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Book Madness by Lorette C. Luzajic, Translated into Urdu by Saad Ali

​کتاب دیوانگی میں کتاب خانے کے اندر گئی میرا ارادہ تو نہیں تھا، مگر میں گئی میں نے وہ سب دیکھا جو میں ڈھونڈتی تھی کتابیں جن سے میں جان چھڑا چکی تھی اور جگہ بنانے کی دیوانگی میں شیلوز […]

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Three Ekphrastic Poems by William Sharpe

"Support," "Tower Of 
(Pile XXVII)," and "Life Class"

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The Portrait “Ralph” by Diego Catalán Amilivia

The model sits within the frame with the formality and elegance of a Pollaiuolo. They both have elegantly coiffed headdresses—each, very much of its time. Ralph’s massive, spongey dreadlocks place him as the latest in a line of men going […]

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‘Discarded and Destroyed Books’ Series by Donald Scharfe

my goodness each viewing there is something else I guess you’ve gone and done it I suppose the robes are also a constraint, and the series will be everywhere if you let it on some levels of memorial Motherwell doesn’t […]

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In Memoriam: Anthony (Bud) Panzera, 1941–2020

  In the painting, a single ocean wave rolls gently towards the shore. It is a murky greenish-blue, as if it arose out of the misty background of a Leonardo. The wave is briny and heavily laden with sand as […]

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Ten Books Every Artist Should Have—and Know Well

We carry on conversations with great books over the years, and as we change, the works change with us. A must-have list of ten books for artists.

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The Screaming Child

A drawing like this involves seeing, reacting, and remembering. With the pen in continual movement, the drawing embodies a seamless coordination of hand, eye, mind, and heart.

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The Other Costa Vavagiakis

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

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