March 27, 2020.Reading time 12 minutes.
To Salon or not Salon_This famous painting ‘Le studio de l’artiste’ by Courbet was rejected by the French Government, as were many of his paintings. Courbet never won the prestigious Prix de Rome. He along with Corot and Millet are considered the founding fathers of Realism. We all remember their names but we remember very […]
May 5, 2019.Reading time less than 1 minute.
“Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum,” This is a link to the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Foundation which is an important resource for all artists who share an interest in preserving and promoting cultural lineage. Click the link to read an excellent article by Gail Leggio from American Arts Quarterly. […]
March 26, 2019.Reading time 1 minute.
There were only a few really great teachers of painting in the 20th century among them Robert Henri and Hans Hofmann. Many would put them in different genres of substantive imagery, but that is not the case. What both men taught was living a life of art, and that painting is pure design. Both were […]
July 11, 2018.Reading time less than 1 minute.
On “All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life” at Tate Britain, London. https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/6/london-calling-9879
July 9, 2018.Reading time less than 1 minute.