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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

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Edmund Blair Leighton (update)

When I first highlighted Victorian painter Edmund Blair Leighton back in 2006, resources for images of his paintings on the web were pretty thin. Since then, some new images sources have made it much more rewarding to view his work. Leighton’s two main themes were Read More...

Eye Candy for Today: Watanabe Seitei ink and color on silk

Bird on Branch Watching Spider, Watanabe Seitei Ink and color on silk; roughly 14 x 10 inches (36 x 26 cm); in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the Download or Enlarge links under the image on their site. Even though the Read More...

Woonyoung Jung

Woonyoung Jung is a visual development artist with Dreamworks Animation, but most of his online presence is devoted to his personal work — in particular two delightful series. One is “Young Witches”, in which young women in colorful — rather then dour black — witches Read More...

Merry-Joseph Blondel

Merry-Joseph Blondel was a French Neoclassical painter active in the early part of the 19th century. He studied with the well known painter Jean-Baptiste Regnault, and from fairly early in his career formed a lasting friendship with Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Blondel had a tremendously successful career, Read More...

César de Cock

César de Cock was a 19th century Belgian (Flemish) painter who spent much of his career in France. He initially studied at the School of Fine Arts in Ghent, where he was born, but in France became a pupil of Charles-François Daubigny, Cesar de Cock, Read More...

Eye Candy for Today: Hans Hoffmann watercolor and gouache hedgehog

A Hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus), Hans Hoffmann Watercolor and gouache on vellum; roughly 8 x 12 inches ( 21 x 31 cm). In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 16th century German artist Hans Hoffman was noted for his detailed paintings of animals and Read More...

Rob Gonsalves (1959 – 2017)

Robert “Rob” Gonsalves was a Canadian painter adept at crafting images in which reality appears to bend back on itself, connecting with a twist in a kind of mental Möbius strip. Though some would inaccurately consider his work to be Surrealism (which is specifically supposed to be derived from the unconscious mind or dreams), it […]

Eye Candy for Today: Melendez Still Life with Cucumbers and Tomatoes

Still Life with Cucumbers and Tomatoes, Luis Egidio Meléndez The Prado website has both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image. (Click the image and look for the download icon at the lower right. Click “Uso personal” and then “Descargar Imagen”.) There is also a downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons, though it is sonewhat […]

Leo (L.J.) Jordaan

Leo (L.J.) Jordaan was a Dutch anti-fascist artist and political cartoonist who was living and woking in Amsterdm at the time of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in 1940. Prior to the invasion, Jordaan has been working for the magazine Green. The Nazi occupiers shut down the magazine, along with most of what could […]

Frederico Zuccaro brown ink drawing of his brother drawing antique sculptures

Taddeo Drawing after the Antique; In the Background Copying a Facade by Polidoro, Federico Zuccaro Pen and brown ink, brush with brown wash, roughly 17 x 7 inches (42 x 18 cm); in the collection of the Getty Museum, which has both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image. There is also a somewhat […]

Raoul Vitale

Raoul Vitale is a fantasy artist, illustrator and concept artist who appears to work primarily in oil. His illustration clients include “Magic the Gathering” art for Wizards of the Coast, and his private commissions often focus on scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Vitale frequently works with a controlled palette, allowing the wonderful […]

Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower is an architectural illustrator and avid urban sketcher based in Seattle. Like a number of other architectural illustrators who are also sketchers or watercolor painters in their off hours, Bower’s location sketches have a wonderful combination of loose, gestural rendering over a solid framework of perspective and geometric forms. I particularly admire her […]

Joseph Rodefer DeCamp

Originally from Ohio, Joseph Rodefer DeCamp studied there and in Germany with fellow Ohioan Frank Duveneck. After his travels and studies in Europe, DeCamp settled in Boston, where he became a founding member of the Ten American Painters — a group of artists, largely considered American Impressionists, who banded together to exhibit outside the more […]

Eye Candy for Today: Daubigny small oil

Cows Grazing by a River, Charles François Daubigny Oil on card, roughly 3 x 7 inches (7 x 17 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. What a wonderful little painting this is — a sky full of movement and a richly textural landscape, both defined and enlivened by thick, rough brush […]

Henk Helmantel

Henk Helmantel is a contemporary Dutch painter who takes inspiration in the great Dutch masters of the 17th century. Though he also paints landscapes and portraits, Helmantel’s emphasis in on still life — much in the tradition of Baroque Dutch still life in subject matter and technique — and interiors, frequently of Gothic churches in […]

Shae Shatz

Shae Shatz is an illustrator and concept artist based in Los Angeles whose clients include Columbia Pictures, Disney Feature Films, Motiga Games and Sony Computer Entertainment. His wesbite portfolio is divided into projects and includes sketches and preliminaries as well as finished concept renderings. I particularly admire his handling of the textures of stone and […]

Simon Palmer

Simon Palmer is an English landscape painter who has a fascinating approach somewhere between naturalistic and quite stylized. He appears to slightly compress both linear and atmospheric perspective, giving an impression of flatness the belies the textures he gives to his foliage and tree forms. This is emphasized by his muted palette, primarily consisting of […]

Eye Candy for Today: Watteau chalk studies

Two Studies of the Head and Shoulders of a Little Girl, Antoine Watteau Black, red and white chalk on buff paper, roughy 7 x 10 inches (19 x 25 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum. Use the Zoom feature or download link. Watteau was noted for his “trois crayon” drawings, in […]

Jean-Claude Mézières

I haven’t yet seen the new Luc Besson film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, but I have read a number of the French comics (bandes dessinées) on which the movie was based — Valérian and Laureline (alternately, Valerian: Spatio-Temporal Agent), created by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières. Mézières is an […]

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