The Shade School Painters – Coldstream, Uglow, and Others

Euan Uglow - The Wave

The Slade School in London has a rich tradition in the education of contemporary artisans and this excellent series fo articles highlights of few of the more prominent painters associated with The Slade.

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The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Day Dream, header

Although, The The Society of Figurative Arts and Artists is committed to preserving and advancing the best of classical traditions we also offer up what are broadly considered to be some of the worst moments in the venerable traditions of Art. Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood set out to break down classical tradition by defaming it […]

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Humble Pie

Kenyon Cox - Reclining Female Nude Study for "Painting", header

“It has been said that the criticism of art by an artist is never anything else than an apology for his own work. This is so far true that the expression of opinions definitely held must be the expression of ideals consciously striven for, but I should be sorry to have it thought that my […]

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Keeper of the Keys

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The Venerable Society of Arts & Artists has taken up the stewardship of design integrity.  If for no other reason than someone has to do it.  We will be assuming the roll of defender of the citadel of design and universal truths.  If this seems pontifical to some, so be it.  Are there those who are better […]

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