You will find an occasional musician who purposely plays badly, or a writer who ignores grammar, but only in the visual arts is training in the traditional skills of the profession systematically and often institutionally denigrated.
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All of the portraits feel just a little bit "off," which is exactly what Zokosky is aiming for. Come to think of it, was painting rays ever mainstream?
In the end, my only criteria was that there were several paintings that just really stayed with me. That's why I have decided that this blog should really be called "10 Memorable Paintings from 2011."
I have been asking artist friends to send me images of their recent paintings along with photos of their palettes and palette tables. The paintings s...
Just how did Swihart, a Californian born 50 years after Gerome's death, manage to choose such an iron-clad reactionary as his artistic role model? The answer begins with a tragedy.
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