Yves Tanguy, Self-Taught Surrealist

YVES TANGUY, SELF-TAUGHT SURREALIST

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (1900-1955) suddenly decided to become an artist not long after he completed his French Army service. Shortly...

Tom Purvis' Austin Reed Posters

TOM PURVIS' AUSTIN REED POSTERS

Tom Purvis (1888-1959) was a leading British poster artist during the 1920s and 1930s, especially after his style evolved into simplified...

 
 
 
George Wunder's Terry and the Pirates Background Detailing

GEORGE WUNDER'S TERRY AND THE PIRATES BACKGROUND DETAILING

American newspaper comic strips were greatly reduced in size decades ago and their content was reduced to various kinds of humor. Gone...

Dennis Miller Bunker: Died Far Too Young

DENNIS MILLER BUNKER: DIED FAR TOO YOUNG

The painting above is "Dennis Miller Bunker Painting at Calcot" by John Singer Sargent (1888). Dennis Miller Bunker (1861-1890) lived...

 
 
 
Railway Posters by Frank Newbould

RAILWAY POSTERS BY FRANK NEWBOULD

Frank Newbould (1887-1951) was an almost exact contemporary of fellow poster artist, the better-known Tom Purvis. Both did a good deal...

N.C. Wyeth Does Modernism, Meets George Washington

N.C. WYETH DOES MODERNISM, MEETS GEORGE WASHINGTON

It isn't unheard-of for a popular culture figure to disparage the works that brought fame and prosperity and to try doing something...

 
 
 
Penrhyn Stanlaws: Mega-Cover Girls

PENRHYN STANLAWS: MEGA-COVER GIRLS

Earnest Stanley Adamson, or perhaps Arthur Earnest Penrhyn Stanley Adamson used the name Penrhyn Stanlaws professionally. He was born...

Picasso's Analytical Cubism: Identify the Subjects

PICASSO'S ANALYTICAL CUBISM: IDENTIFY THE SUBJECTS

In the second link below it is mentioned that neither Pablo Picasso nor Georges Braque , the inventors of Cubism, wrote a manifesto...

 
 
 
Seated Couples by Herbert Morton Stoops

SEATED COUPLES BY HERBERT MORTON STOOPS

Herbert Morton Stoops (1888-1948) wasn't a noted cover artist for the likes of the Saturday Evening Post or Collier's, but thrived...

Analytical Cubism Portraits

ANALYTICAL CUBISM PORTRAITS

Wikipedia has this extensive entry dealing with Cubism. Early on, it states: "Historians have divided the history of Cubism into phases....

 
 
 
Some Unfinished Paintings by Pissarro

SOME UNFINISHED PAINTINGS BY PISSARRO

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) had a long, prolific career. His Wikipedia entry is extensive. While I was surfing through collections...

Edwin Georgi, Famous Illustrator with Minimal Biography

EDWIN GEORGI, FAMOUS ILLUSTRATOR WITH MINIMAL BIOGRAPHY

Edwin Georgi (1896-1964) is the subject of a fine new book crammed with his illustrations. I wrote about Georgi's early illustration...

 
 
 
Henry Russell Ballinger: Soirées to Seascapes

HENRY RUSSELL BALLINGER: SOIRÉES TO SEASCAPES

Henry Russell Ballinger (1892-1993) lived to be 100 years old and was active into his mid-90s. There is little biographical information...

Wassily Kandinsky: Parallel Projects, Ca. 1940

WASSILY KANDINSKY: PARALLEL PROJECTS, CA. 1940

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a theoretician. Highly educated, around age 30 he was on the verge of becoming a law professor but...

 
 
 
Ramon Tusquets in Catalonia and Italy

RAMON TUSQUETS IN CATALONIA AND ITALY

Ramon Tusquets i Maignon (1837-1904) came from a well-to-do Barcelona family and became a full-time artist once his father died. Some...

Some Stations are Terminals

SOME STATIONS ARE TERMINALS

This blog is mostly about painting and illustration. One exception has to do with design, architecture and by extension the urban setting....

 
 
 
Porter Woodruff, Neglected Vogue Illustrator

PORTER WOODRUFF, NEGLECTED VOGUE ILLUSTRATOR

Porter Woodruff (1894-1959) was one of five American fashion illustrators Vogue magazine had based in Paris in the early 1920s. He...

Telling Cruisers and Battleships Apart

TELLING CRUISERS AND BATTLESHIPS APART

Starting when I was a boy and for decades thereafter I had trouble telling American cruisers from battleships. Specifically, cruisers...

 
 
 
Ugly Paintings: Women by Picasso and de Kooning

UGLY PAINTINGS: WOMEN BY PICASSO AND DE KOONING

Once upon a time - 150 years ago, perhaps - the consensus was that paintings should be beautiful. Modernism was a conscious, ideological...

Art Nouveau Architecture in Ljubjana

ART NOUVEAU ARCHITECTURE IN LJUBJANA

Not all of it is good, and just like modernist architecture it would be bad if it were everywhere. That said, I am fond of Art Nouveau....

 
 
 



UNStudio Wins France's Largest Private Architecture Competition for Cultural...

UNStudio Wins France's Largest Private Architecture Competition for Cultural Cinema Center in EuropaCity

Aerial view. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio UNStudio has been selected as the winner of the largest ever private initiative architectural... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Still Life Flower Art Painting "MORNING ROSES" by...

Contemporary Abstract Still Life Flower Art Painting "MORNING ROSES" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

20"x16" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available Click H ERE for more info. Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstracted Landscape Stormy Sky Painting "Enraged" by...

Original Contemporary Abstracted Landscape Stormy Sky Painting "Enraged" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life" 20"x20"1.5" Poured Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available HERE This painting has a companion piece... Read more ...

Hug House / React Architects

Hug House / React Architects

© George Messaritakis Architects: React Architects Location: Paros, Greece Architects In Charge: Natasha Deliyianni, Yiorgos Spiridonos Area: 150.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Family House in Pavilnys / DO architects

Family House in Pavilnys / DO architects

© Norbert Tukaj Architects: DO architects Location: Vilnius, Lithuania Architect In Charge: Sabina Daugėlienė, Algimantas Neniškis, Andrė Baldišiūtė, Ieva Marija... Read more ...

Beach Time

Beach Time

Abstract art shower curtain in aqua blue and yellow Buy it here Read more ...

Pentax K-1 Mark II Offers ISO 819200 and Handheld Pixel Shift

Pentax K-1 Mark II Offers ISO 819200 and Handheld Pixel Shift

Ricoh has just announced the Pentax K-1 Mark II , a successor to the original K-1 that was unveiled in February 2016. The latest camera promises better image quality and... Read more ...

Abstract , Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting, “August 14, 1945” Narrative Art...

Abstract , Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting, “August 14, 1945” Narrative Art by Santa Fe Artist Judi Goolsby

Contemporary Art, Narrative This painting is heavy with layers of paint and sand. I painted it over and over again. I couldn't seem to get it right. This is the day WWII ended... Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstracted Landscape Stormy Sky Painting "Enraged" by...

Original Contemporary Abstracted Landscape Stormy Sky Painting "Enraged" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life" 20"x20"1.5" Poured Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available HERE This painting has a companion piece... Read more ...

Portrait 13

Portrait 13

This i.s the second time that I have painted this incredibly beautiful woman. The first attempt I felt that the drawing was too dark and dismal. In this drawing I left some of... Read more ...