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A Behind the Scenes Look Into Putting an Exhibit Together: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Putting together an exhibit is, frankly, an exhaustive and exhausting undertaking. Creating the body of work, selecting a theme (or thread) -- so many little things go into making the final exhibit.

The First Expansive Sargent Watercolor Exhibition in Twenty Years: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Another artist might not be able to pull it off but Sargent makes it work. His oils, too, have this quality - a dash here, a couple of brushstrokes there, something only a master can execute. It is like jazz - you have to have the basics before you can improvise.

Repetition

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Many artists have had a bear-monomaniacal relationship with a theme, place, or subject: Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire; Josef Albers, squares; Jasper Johns, flags; Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral or haystacks or poplars; Giorgio Morandi, bottles; G. B. Piranesi, Roman ruins; or quite wonderfully, John Gibson, balls.

Your April Reading List

Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts

April ushers in lively spring, and the newest art books this month get us in the mood for warmer weather. From photography monographs gleaming with in...

Sargent Like You've Never Seen Him Before

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.11.2013 | Arts

The Brooklyn Museum is currently presenting 93 watercolors from John Singer Sargent, an artist known for his oil painted society portraits. Yet each w...

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

My Maine Inspiration: Following in the Footsteps of American Artistic Tradition

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.

British Student Paints The Best Of Reddit

Posted 06.04.2012 | Arts

The young British gent known as "Shitty Watercolour" has an intensely loyal following on Reddit, though he often duels with a moderator known as karma...

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 2

James Elkins | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

I am serializing an unpublished book in this column. It's about an amazing, mysterious manuscript I discovered in Scotland with nothing in it but 50 watercolor paintings.

Lori La Mont: The Status Symbol of Sports

Tracey Harnish | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

In her latest show at Frank Pictures Gallery, Lori La Mont uses captivating painting techniques to examine the intersection between animal imagery and advertising in the wide world of sports.

What Heaven Looks Like

James Elkins | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

2011-11-23-Screenshot20111123at8.42.29AM.pngI discovered an amazing, mysterious manuscript in Scotland. It's a little book with nothing in it but 50 watercolor paintings.

Fashion And Feminism: Serena Cole's Portraits

Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts

(Via Beautiful Decay) Serena Cole‘s work bridges fashion and traditional portraiture. Showing a mastery of her medium, Serena transforms watercol...

Artist Paints On Water

Posted 08.22.2011 | Arts

This unknown artist seem to be taking the idea of watercolor quite literally. In fact, he's practicing the ancient Turkish art of Ebru, also known as ...

PHOTOS: Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Earlier this week, we showed you the work of art below and asked you to guess the artist who created it. Thousands of you guessed in our poll, but onl...

Grosz: Expressionist Art Is in Full Bloom

Angella Nazarian | Posted 08.06.2011 | New York
Angella Nazarian

Guess The Artist (The Answer May Surprise You)

Posted 08.05.2011 | Arts

Known as "the painter of light" (no, not Thomas Kinkade), this 19th century European artist was best known for his landscape paintings. Guess the arti...

Yigal Ozeri On His 'Witchy Woman': Beautiful/Decay

Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts

New York based artist Yigal Ozeri will debut a stunning solo show at Mark Moore Gallery this Saturday, October 30. In his latest body of work, he capt...

Florence: Art On and Off the Beaten Path

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.22.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In a city overflowing with art and history, there are always under-appreciated works to be seen and enjoyed. Having visited this Mecca for art-lovers several times in the past, I returned for another look.

'50 Years Ago Art Was A Religion': A Conversation With Camille Saint-Jacques

David Galenson | Posted 07.21.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

For Saint-Jacques art is still a matter of faith. When he sells a painting, he has the buyer make out a check for the full price to a charity.

The Art Show and the Armory Show Through an Artist's Eyes

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I have gone to The Art Show and The Armory Show (now with its nine satellite shows) in New York City for many years. One either needs amazing stamina or two days to really visit both.

Too Many Openings, Too Little Time: This Artweek.LA (February 14-20)

Bill Bush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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PHOTOS: EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Merging Body And Spirit, Summer Mann At RoseGallery

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Summer Mann WHAT: Paintings 1969-2010 WHEN: 9 October - 27 November, 2010 WHERE: RoseGallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Aven...

HUFFINGTON POST EXCLUSIVE: Artist Neck Face's 'Into Darkness' Haunted House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Halloween is in artist Neck Face's blood. The illustrator, who got his start in graffiti and moved up through the gallery circuit, came from a family ...

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: John Singer Sargent at the Royal Academy of Arts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: John Singer Sargent WHAT: 'Sargent and the Sea' WHERE: Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, United Kingdom WHEN...