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Richard Tuttle reviews I, Augustus, Emperor of Rome

This month in The Brooklyn Rail Richard Tuttle contributes "Augustus," a long form essay/free writing exercise in poem form that seems to emulate a writing style that might have been prevalent in ancient Rome. The piece is about I, Augustus,...Show More Summary

TBT: Old New York

John Sloan, The City from Greenwich Village, 1922, oil on canvas, 26 x 33 3/4 inches. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Gift of Helen Farr Sloan in 1970. From the National Gallery of Art's website:The City from Greenwich Village is a lyrical celebration of the vitality and excitement of life in lower Manhattan. Show More Summary

Politics and abstract painting: Matthew Deleget at OUTLET

In the beginning, when Malevich and El Lissitzky were making some of the first abstract paintings,  abstraction was infused with politics and ideas. The connection continued through European art movements in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Arte Povera, ZERO Group, and Supports/Surfaces. Show More Summary

Video Previews for My Three New Painting Instruction Videos

Good news! Previews are available for my three new painting instruction videos from North Light Shop and Here they are, along with links to the order pages and also a link to a page where you can buy all three in a kit. Show More Summary

Arrived at Acadia Workshop Center, Bernard, Maine

We made the short trip from Campobello Island to Bernard, Maine, and Acadia Workshop Center where I'm teaching a four-day plein air painting workshop this week. I'll try to post over the next few days as the workshop progresses. I think this is my eighth time teaching for AWC. Show More Summary

Arizona-Bound - Again!

I'm fresh back from the Grand Canyon plein air painting event and now on Campobello Island, packing up for the drive west. I've had a few minutes to cull through the thousands of photos I took at the Celebration of Art to create a short movie. Show More Summary

Art and Fiction: Donald Antrim’s dark art

Guest Contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Artists populate a number of Donald Antrim’s ominous short stories. In some, their status as artists makes the story tick. One such story is “The Emerald Light in the Air,” which appeared in the...Show More Summary

Deborah Brown: A Painterly Trajectory

  Matthew Neil Gehring curated an expansive solo show of Deborah Brown's recent paintings in the Flecker Gallery at Suffolk Community College. With his endearing adverbial swagger, Paul D'Agostino wrote the following catalog essay that...Show More Summary

It's good to be lonely: Jason Tomme at Theodore:Art

Stephanie Theodore gets the prize for press release of the day for her five deceptively simple takes on Jason Tomme's exhibition. The show is a compelling mix of different media, from wood and stone sculptures and found objects to finely...Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 8 and the End

You can see rain falling over by the North Rim, at Point Imperial The last day of the artists' participation in the Sixth Grand Canyon Celebration of Art dawned with bands of clouds sweeping the Canyon with rain. Before the Buyer's Brunch,...Show More Summary

Invitation: A good-bye party and the DUMBO ARTS FESTIVAL

The annual DUMBO Arts Festival takes place this coming weekend, Friday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 28, which, sadly, will also be my last weekend in the neighborhood. [Image at top: A snap from my first week in the studio back in June] Please stop by our open studio reception at 68 Jay Street, Studio 510A on Friday, Sept. Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 8

Rain over Grand Canyon during the Buyer's Preview Our final day of painting, Saturday, began with artists arriving extra early for the Quick Draw to find a parking spot. There's never an abundance of parking in the Village, and what with the gear some of us have, it's important to get a spot somewhat close to the painting and auction locations. Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 7

Our last day of free painting arrived with plenty of clouds. For this day, we were asked to paint on the rim between Mather Point and Trailview Overlook from dawn until 10 a.m; I chose Yavapai Point, near the Geology Museum. As I packed...Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 6

Rim Tree Near Pima Point 9x12 oil Below the Tower of Seti 16x12 oil Most people, when they come to Grand Canyon, don't do much more than peer over the rim, take a few photos and leave. For them, it is purely a visual experience. I, too, enjoy the Canyon with my eyes. Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 5

Retreating Storm (Yaki Point) 16x12, oil Wednesday dawned with a good bit of cloud cover, and as I drove out to Yaki Point to meet some of the other painters, I wondered how the light would be. But during monsoon season, as it is called, any morning clouds typically dissipate quickly. Show More Summary

September 16: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / September 16, 2014  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.  LOWER EAST...Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 4

Another early morning arrived, this time with the coyotes in the brass section outdoing the elk over in the woodwinds. After a quick breakfast at Maswik Lodge, I drove west to hook up with ML Coleman just past Hopi Point. This was a great spot, and I managed to paint two 9x12s without changing locations. Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 3

Storm Over the North Rim It was another early dawn with the elk calling somewhere in the Park. This morning, I headed over to Mohave Point. Amery Bohling and I had talked about how it might look in the morning. It's always been a great...Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 2

Another Postcard Sunrise Morning came early with the bugling of elk. This is the start of their mating season, and at 4 a.m., it was an eerie sound to have with my morning coffee. Speaking of coffee, my hosts use an espresso machine for theirs, and I treat myself to a double while waking up. Show More Summary

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Day 1

A Beautiful Sunrise for Saturday Friday evening was Orientation Night and Canvas Stamping for the 25 invited artists. After getting our panels stamped with the official stamp, hobnobbing with other artists and a quick catered supper, we all settled down. Show More Summary

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