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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

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Eye Candy for Today: Hiroshi Yoshida spring woodblock print

Spring in a Hot Spring (Onsen no haru), Hiroshi Yoshida Woodblock print, roughly 11 x 16 inches (27 x 40 cm); in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; also on Ukiyo-e Search. With the visual appeal of both a drawing and a painting, Shin-hanga master Hiroshi Yoshida also combines the sensibilities of […]

Art Museum Day 2017

Tomorrow, Thursday May 18, 2017, is Art Museum Day here in the U.S. Organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors, it’s an event in which participating museums open their doors for free and often feature events, tours and museum shop discounts. Unlike the broader Museum Day, organized by the Smithsonian and generally held in […]

Eye Candy for Today: Francis Hopkinson Smith watercolor of Venice

“Over a Balcony,” View of the Grand Canal, Venice; Francis Hopkinson Smith Watercolor; roughly 32 x 21 inches (80 x 53 cm); in the collection of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. On their page, click on “Explore Object” at the top of the image for a zoomable view, or use the “Download Image” link. This […]

Ignat Ignatov

Originally from Bulgaria, where he also received his initial artistic training, Ignat Ignatov is an artist now living and working in California. Ignatov paints landscape, wildlife, figurative and still life subjects with a painterly and at times gestural, semi-abstract approach. I particularly enjoy his figurative and portrait subjects, in which he often plays with moody […]

Eye Candy for Today: Theodore Rousseau pen and wash drawing

Village and Church of Beurre, Franche-Comté, Théodore Rousseau Pen and brown ink, with brown wash and touches of green and red-brown watercolor, over graphite; roughly 7 x 10 inches (17 x 26 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, which has both a zoomable and downloadable version. 19th century landscape painter Théodore […]

Olivier Pron (update)

Olivier Pron is a concept artist, originally from London and now working with Method visual effects studio in Los Angeles as Supervising Art Director and Head of the Art Department. When I initially wrote about Pron in 2014, he had just started his blog, and did not have a great deal of work available online. […]

Eye Candy for Today: Franz Xaver Winterhalter pencil portrait

Portrait of Baroness Gudin, née Margareth Louis Hay, Franz Xaver Winterhalter Graphite, roughly 15 x 11 (40 x 29 cm); in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this deceptively simple, sensitively realized pencil portrait, 19th century German painter Franz Xaver Winterhalter has given particular attention to nuances of value changes in the […]

Stephen Magsig (update)

Maybe it’s because I grew up next to a steel mill in Northern Delaware, or my current wanderings in and around Philadelphia, but like many who live in the industrial northeast or upper midwest, I find a particular appeal in the industrial landscape of warehouses, factories, refineries, bridges and railways that were created during the […]

Eye Candy for Today: David Cox – The Opening of the New London Bridge

The Opening of the New London Bridge, David Cox Watercolor, roughly 15 x 9 in. (38 x 24 cm). Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Yale Center for British Art. British landscape master David Cox, who I admire in particular for his watercolors, […]

Nestor Redondo

In the 1970’s the scope of style in American mainstream comic book art was suddenly expanded by the “Phillipine Invasion”, the advent of a number of highly skilled Filipino comics artists establishing themselves with the American comic book publishers. These artists, already established in the Philippines’ active comic book market, owed as much to the […]

Eye Candy for Today: John Franciscus Christ ink and wash drawing

View of the Bottom Gate at the Old Port at Nijmegen, John Franciscus Christ Ink and wash over a chalk underdrawing, roughly 9 x 7 in (23 x 19 cm); in the collection of the Rijksmuseum. This early 19th century drawing of the port gars of the Dutch city of Nijmegen is a beautiful example […]

Otakar Lebeda

Otakar Lebeda was a 19th century Czech painter whose tragically short life and career have been compared to that of Vincent van Gogh. Lebeda began painting at an early age, and had the opportunity to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with noted landscape painter Julius Ma?ák. He started out in a […]

Miguel Angel Moya

Miguel Angel Moya is a contemporary realist painter originally from Valencia, Spain. Hi subjects include orchestras and musicians, inspired by Moya’s own time as a professional violinist, as well as cityscapes and architectural interiors. In his most recent series, Moya has focused on enigmatic still life of biological forms — mostly sea creatures — suspended […]

Eye Candy for Today: Ivan Shishkin’s Rye

Rye, Ivan Shishkin Link is to zoomable version on the Google Art Project, downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. In contrast to his scenes of thick forest groves, Russian landscape master Ivan Shishkin here stands his trees as sentinels above the expanse of a rye field. A dirt […]

Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring is a comics artist and painter who delves into strange and wonderful imagery derived from dreams and a history of childhood hallucinations. Woodring is known for his short comics stories, told wordlessly and in a stream-of-unconsciousness manner, that feature his recurring character, “Frank”. Frank is something of an apparition in himself, a fever […]

Eye Candy for Today: Greuze Portrait

Portrait of a Lady in Turkish Fancy Dress, Jean-Baptiste Greuze Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; smaller downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the LACMA. Greuze continues to delight the eye with his soft edges and delicate rendering, underpinned by his solid draftsmanship and understanding of the geometry of the […]

Arturo Ferrari

Arturo Ferrari was an Italian painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He spent much of his career painting the streets and buildings of Milan, focusing on the older parts of the city and rendering his subjects with a wonderfully blocky, painterly quality that recalls the pioneering work of the Macchiaioli painters. […]

Eye Candy for Today: Kawase Hasui’s The Pond at Benten Shrine in Shiba

The Pond at Benten Shrine in Shiba (Shiba Benten ike), Kawase Hasui Woodblock prints, roughly 11 x 16 inches (27 x 40 cm). As with most woodblock prints, there are several different “pulls” from the same block for this beautiful image designed by Japanese Shin hanga artist Kawase Hasui. I’ve selected two versions to show […]

Edward Wilkins Waite

English landscape painter Edward Wilkins Waite was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Waite focused on landscapes, most of which were painted in his and around Surrey, where he was born. His landscapes are often painted in gentle overcast light, using an appealing muted palette and with an emphasis on texture. His […]

Ton?i Zonji?

Ton?i Zonji? (pronouced TAWN-chih ZAWN-yitch, according to an article on Illustrator’s Lounge) is a contemporary Croatian comics artist and illustrator. I make a point or mentioning that he is contemporary because of the wonderful feeling his work has for the classic comics artists of the past. His chiaroscuro ink style carries echoes of early 20th […]

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