J. Allen St. John: Monochrome Illustrations

J. ALLEN ST. JOHN: MONOCHROME ILLUSTRATIONS

I previously wrote about J. Allen St. John (1875-1957) here , mostly dealing with his color illustrations for books by Edgar Rice Burroughs...

George Spencer Watson: Portraits and Nudes

GEORGE SPENCER WATSON: PORTRAITS AND NUDES

George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) is yet another Royal Academy painter active early in the last century who was competent, made a decent...

 
 
 
Gainsborough's Sketchy Brushwork and Background Treatment

GAINSBOROUGH'S SKETCHY BRUSHWORK AND BACKGROUND TREATMENT

People with only a casual exposure to art history - perhaps an introductory college class on the subject - might think that painters...

In the Beginning: Georges Seurat

IN THE BEGINNING: GEORGES SEURAT

Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891) was a founder of the color-dot technique of Pointillism and is best known for his paintings in that...

 
 
 
Some Frans Hals Brushwork

SOME FRANS HALS BRUSHWORK

This post is mostly intended for readers who paint or are interested in technique. The subject is a work by Frans Hals - extensive...

Atypical Winterhalter at the Getty

ATYPICAL WINTERHALTER AT THE GETTY

The subject painting for this post isn't an early one, because Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873) was about 38 years old when he...

 
 
 
Alma-Tadema, Miniaturist

ALMA-TADEMA, MINIATURIST

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was both popular and financially successful in his day. Then Victorian-era art went seriously...

Bernd Steiner, Poster Artist with No Set Style

BERND STEINER, POSTER ARTIST WITH NO SET STYLE

Bernd Steiner (1884-1933) was an Austrian illustrator and artist best known for his posters. The only biographical information I could...

 
 
 
A Large Tiepolo at the Norton Simon

A LARGE TIEPOLO AT THE NORTON SIMON

As I've mentioned before, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) is one of my favorite pre-19th century painters. I posted about his...

A Pre-Impressionist Renoir Painting

A PRE-IMPRESSIONIST RENOIR PAINTING

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) is known as a French Impressionist, but he wasn't always one. For example, I posted here about a...

 
 
 
Some William James Aylward War Art

SOME WILLIAM JAMES AYLWARD WAR ART

William James Aylward (1875-1956) was an illustrator who specialized in maritime subjects. That didn't mean he couldn't do other things,...

August Macke: Restrained Modernist

AUGUST MACKE: RESTRAINED MODERNIST

August Macke (1887-1914) was a modernist painter and founding member of the short-lived Blue Rider group of painters. His Wikipedia...

 
 
 
Fragonard's "Music"

FRAGONARD'S "MUSIC"

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was a leading French Rococo painter who happily painted many risqué scenes pleasing to his Ancien...

Franklin Booth's Theodore Roosevelt

FRANKLIN BOOTH'S THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Franklin Booth (1874-1948) was something of a genius as a pen artist. When young, he unconsciously used pen and ink to imitate engraved...

 
 
 
Modigliani's Wife at the Norton Simon

MODIGLIANI'S WIFE AT THE NORTON SIMON

The Norton Simon museum in Pasadena, California has one of the many portraits Amadeo Modigliani made of his common-law wife Jeanne...

Emilian Lăzărescu, Romanian Painter

EMILIAN LĂZĂRESCU, ROMANIAN PAINTER

Emilian Lăzărescu (1878-1934) was a versatile painter who spent much of his career in his native Romania. The latter bit of information...

 
 
 
Roger Broders' Earlier Posters

ROGER BRODERS' EARLIER POSTERS

John Spencer Stanhope: Little-Recognized Pre-Raphaelite

JOHN SPENCER STANHOPE: LITTLE-RECOGNIZED PRE-RAPHAELITE

John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope (1829-1908) painted scenes that were distinctly Pre-Raphaelite , though the Wikipedia entry just linked...

 
 
 
Rinaldo Cuneo: Terence's California Artist Uncle

RINALDO CUNEO: TERENCE'S CALIFORNIA ARTIST UNCLE

Rinaldo Cuneo (1877-1939) was part of a generation of artistic siblings who were born and grew up in San Francisco. His Wikipedia entry...

Friedrich von Kaulbach Paints Hanna Ralph

FRIEDRICH VON KAULBACH PAINTS HANNA RALPH

Friedrich August von Kaulbach (1850-1920), an important Munich artist in his day, occasionally painted several portraits of one subject....

 
 
 



Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago / Barkow Leibinger

Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago / Barkow Leibinger

© Steve Hall © Hall + Merrick Photographers Architects: Barkow Leibinger Location: Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States Lead Architects: Barkow Leibinger Design Team: Heiko... Read more ...

Welcome Rains

Welcome Rains

Painting a Day through September Much-needed to cool our wildfires ~ September 18 6 x 12 inches oil on panel plein air Read more ...

Abstract,Impressionist Landscape, Trees, Flowers, Fine Art Painting...

Abstract,Impressionist Landscape, Trees, Flowers, Fine Art Painting "Exploding Blue Haze on Butterflies' Wings" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme

Award winning artwork published in Northlight Incites hardbound 2015 edition. The original artwork comes signed with a signed copy of the published book. 24"x36" Acrylics on Canvas Read more ...

Last Chance to Bid on Paintings by Judy Crowe-Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser

Last Chance to Bid on Paintings by Judy Crowe-Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fundraiser Friends, My goal is to raise $2000.00 for Houston Non ProfitWest Street RecoverySo Far, I've raised 1400.00! These last few paintings will be... Read more ...

Review: The Profoto A1 is a Simple and Naturally Beautiful Flash

Review: The Profoto A1 is a Simple and Naturally Beautiful Flash

We all know and love the legendary lighting manufacturer that is Profoto . For decades, they have produced and supported the most durable, powerful, and consistent lighting... Read more ...

Uptown 3 train

Uptown 3 train

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SEP House / MMA Studio

SEP House / MMA Studio

© Celso Pilati Architects: MMA Studio Location: Curitiba, Brazil Architect In Charge: Mauricio Melara Area: 767.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Celso Pilati Team: Mauricio... Read more ...

Autumn skies over South Beach

Autumn skies over South Beach

Zuiderstrand met Herfsthemel oil on canvas - 40 x 40 cm painted on location - Tues 12 Sept 2017 € 465 With such a display of those puffy cumulus clouds mixed with a... Read more ...

Siena House / Guillem Carrera

Siena House / Guillem Carrera

© Guillem Carrera Architects: Guillem Carrera Location: Sitges, Spain Area: 487.0 m2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Guillem Carrera Collaborators: Eva Crespo, Xavier Aguado... Read more ...

Original Abstract Mixed Media Girl Figure Adobe House Mystical Painting "The...

Original Abstract Mixed Media Girl Figure Adobe House Mystical Painting "The Dreamer" by Contemporary Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

A young girl dreams of home She sees her pueblo and a shaman beckoning her to take the quiet walk to the center of being. Original Abstract Mixed Media Girl Figure Adobe House... Read more ...