PIPELINE OF MEANING

Our eyes work with our brain to make sense of the world. At any given moment our conscious attention is fixated on one spot, but we're...

Thoughts about Bastien-Lepage from Breton

THOUGHTS ABOUT BASTIEN-LEPAGE FROM BRETON

Jules Bastien-Lepage, Portrait of my Grandfather, 1874 In his autobiography, Jules Breton said: "Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884) will leave...

 
 
 

RACES IN SKYBAX CANYON

Will and Cirrus lead the skybax races around ancient demisaurian monuments near Ebulon in Dinotopia's great desert. The painting is...

CORNELIUS VARLEY'S WATERCOLORS

Watercolor can convey a lot of information with simple means. Cornelius Varley This looks like a practice sheet to try different ways...

 
 
 

TURNER'S SMALL WATERCOLOR KITS

J.M.W. Turner's super-portable watercolor set consisted of a small set of cake colors in a leather pocket pouch. He also had slightly...

HOW SACRIFICING DETAIL CAN ADD MOOD

In a new YouTube video I show how I painted this moody morning scene in gouache by sacrificing detail and emphasizing light effects. My...

 
 
 

INFLUENTIAL LANDSCAPE PAINTERS

When the Artists Magazine asked "Who's a painter that changed the course of landscape painting?" the first name that popped into my...

OUTLINE VS. TONAL SHAPES IN FACE RECOGNITION

Which is more important for face recognition: outline or tonal shapes? Jim Carrey and Kevin Costner. According to vision scientists...

 
 
 

TÊTE D'EXPRESSION

Tête d'expression was a traditional art-school exercise involving "a study of the face intended to evoke a particular state of mind:...

Vermeer Restoration Reveals Hidden Cupid

VERMEER RESTORATION REVEALS HIDDEN CUPID

A Vermeer painting has restored to reveal a hidden painting within a painting. Cupid was painted over by another hand after Vermeer's...

 
 
 

ARTHUR DENISON AND THE SUNSTONE

Arthur Denison powers up a strutter with a sunstone. On Instagram , Bo Thornchester asks: "Was Arthur's design based on a real-life...

ABSTRACTED REALISM

Some call it "deconstructed realism," while others call it "disrupted realism" or "abstracted realism." Alex Kanevsky The artwork suggests...

 
 
 

HOW NETFLIX CREATES THUMBNAILS

Netflix offers thousands of choices of shows to watch, but members make their choices based on a single image. Images drive the process. Netflix...

MARIO CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

Here's a YouTube video showing how I painted that picture of Super Mario beyond the Hudson River. We had a "best caption" contest over...

 
 
 

SUPER MARIO ON THE HUDSON

Gouache painting of Super Mario on the far shore of the Hudson. I'm hosting a contest over on Instagram for the best comment, judged...

ARRIVAL OF SCHOOLGIRL TO BLIND FATHER

Vasily Perov painted Arrival of Schoolgirl to Blind Father in 1870. The painting is unfinished, and the unfinished parts give us insight...

 
 
 
Brothers Klimt

BROTHERS KLIMT

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), known for his semi-abstract paintings, began in a realist mode, painting theatrical curtains and murals. He...

GRADIENTS VIDEO RELEASED TODAY

Today is the release of Gradients: Color, Form, Illusion. Here's a sample YouTube Premiere. You can download or stream the video at...

 
 
 

PAINTING AN ALLEYWAY IN GOUACHE

This YouTube video is a sample of my new Gumroad tutorial "Gradients." Angela Sung , VisDev & Art Direction, says: “I never knew gradients...

Square A and Square B are the Same Paint Color

SQUARE A AND SQUARE B ARE THE SAME PAINT COLOR

The square marked "A" is painted with the same gray paint as the square marked "B." On the YouTube video below, I show you how to paint...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

4 Vintage Human Organs Clipart!

4 Vintage Human Organs Clipart Today we have an interesting collection of Human Organs Clipart for... Read more ...

Hang it up, Robin F. Williams

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Covered, Dave Eggers

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Nakagin Capsule Tower's final stage, Matthieu Bühler

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Wake up screaming

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Don't wanna be me, Mercedes Helnwein

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Villa Tsukuba / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

Villa Tsukuba / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

Naoi Architecture & Design Office Location: Ibaraki, Japan Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda Area: 311.0 m2 Read more ...

‘Escape From Mogadishu' Review: Conflict Abroad

South Korea's entry for the 2022 Oscars is a fraught action-adventure thriller set in Somalia that leaves a bitter aftertaste. Read more ...

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No. 41

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