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Representational Painting

5 Artists on the Enduring Qualities of Representational Painting

F. Scott Hess | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

For 40,000 years, long before mankind invented written language, we have put down marks that left a living trace of who we are, what we saw, and what we thought. We need those marks now more than ever before.

5 Representational Painters Reflect on Their Art in a Digital Age

F. Scott Hess | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

John Nava, Our Torture is Better Than Their Torture, 2008, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches. As a representational painter with some skills, I often wo...

Daniel Sprick's Fantastic Fictions

Brandon Kralik | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

The paintings of Daniel Sprick are nurturing, they are fulfilling. They provide us with something that we are not getting enough of. He provides us with a longing gaze at ourselves.

Expanding the Grid: Barry Nemett at Denise Bibro

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

Barry Nemett's recent paintings and drawings are a testament to a lifetime of uncompromised practice and ceaseless development.

Today's New Old Masters Outshine the Avante-Garde

Brandon Kralik | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

When I told my art teacher I wanted to learn to paint like Caravaggio he informed me that all of the secrets of the old masters had been lost.

Art and Empathy: The Timely Tenderness of Kristin Calabrese

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

Kristin Calabrese's paintings continue to capture my attention. In addition to being an exceptional paint-handler, I find her work to be deeply emotive and based in some form of personal narrative.