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My Experience Seeing a Live Painting Demonstration

Last Sunday afternoon (January 29th), I had the opportunity to see a live painting demonstration. This was exciting because I had never before watched a painting be made right in front of me. I met Gerard Amsellem, one of the two artists involved, at a studio tour event last fall. He and his friend/frequent collaborator Mikel Frank reached… Continue reading My Experience Seeing a Live Painting Demonstration

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“Ladies’ Night” (The Dinner Party) – Now readable on Artips

Remember a little while ago I talked about how I was going to be writing for awesome French website Artips? Well, I'm excited to report that my piece "Ladies' Night" about Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party was just released today via Artips's email newsletter. If you followed my advice and subscribed to Artips, you should… Continue reading “Ladies’ Night” (The Dinner Party) – Now readable on Artips

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Gargoyle of the Day: modern-day gargoyle carver Walter Arnold

Not much is known about the medieval stone carvers responsible for the gargoyles and grotesques on Gothic edifices, but there are many equally-skilled and talented artists making gargoyles today. Walter S. Arnold is one such carver, and he has been making gargoyles, grotesques, and other stone statuary for a several decades. He created over ninety… Continue reading Gargoyle of the Day: modern-day gargoyle carver Walter Arnold

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New Jersey, represented by W. Carl Burger

I just returned from seeing W. Carl Burger: The Urge to Paint at the Morris Museum. The exhibition is almost over - it closes on March 27 - so a review won't do anyone much good at this point. However, Burger's work really resonated with me, so I wanted to talk about him anyway. Burger was born in… Continue reading New Jersey, represented by W. Carl Burger

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Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter

Australian photographer Bill Gekas has been getting a lot of attention recently. His work has been featured everywhere from Buzzfeed to The Magazine Antiques, and I think I'll give him some press here as well. Gekas's work consists of portraits of his young daughter dressed up and posed in the style of Old Master paintings. I… Continue reading Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter

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Snow in New York, the Contemporary Version

Since my post about Guy C. Wiggins, I have started discovering snowy New York cityscapes by other painters. Here are two contemporary artists who share Wiggins's love of New York in the wintertime: Mark Daly (b. 1956) describes himself is an American Impressionist. He primarily paints landscapes set throughout the country and sometimes overseas as… Continue reading Snow in New York, the Contemporary Version

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Fashion For the Art Historian: the Designs of Gary Graham

I was reading an article in this month's The Magazine Antiques about a current exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Entitled "Folk Couture: Folk Art and Fashion", the exhibition includes the work of thirteen fashion designers, each of whom was invited to create a piece of couture based on one or… Continue reading Fashion For the Art Historian: the Designs of Gary Graham