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Eye Candy for Today: Sargent’s portrait of Mrs. Hammersly

Mrs. Hugh Hammersley, John Singer Sargent In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s only paint, brushes and canvas, folks. (Sigh.)  

James Gurney’s Living Sketchbook app

One of the most fascinating ways to see into the mind of an artist is to have the opportunity to look through their sketchbooks. This is not often possible, sketchbooks are frequently personal, full of unfinished thoughts and experiments and seldom voulnteered for display by the artists themselves. When the opportunity does arise, it’s a […]

Eye Candy for Today: Pissarro’s Boulevard Montmartre, Spring

Boulevard Montmartre, Spring; Camille Pissarro Link is to a zoomable version on the Google Art Project; there is a downloadablve version on Wikimedia Commons. Google’s listing indicates the original is in the collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; but I can’t find it in their online database. This is one of the remarkable series of […]

Bernie Wrightson

Bernie (Berni) Wrigntson was an American comics artist and illustrator known for his work on horror comics for DC Comics and Warren Publishing, on titles like Batman and, in particular, Swamp Thing. Bernie Writghtson died on Saturday at the age of 68. His work on Swamp Thing set new standards for horror comics art and […]

John Lavery

John Lavery was an Irish painter who spent a good deal of his career living and working in London. He is known primarily for his portraits and depictions of the the First World War, but I find his landscapes most appealing, especially those depicting water. Lavery was acquainted with James McNeil Whistler, an expatriate American […]

101 Great Illustrators from the Golden Age, 1890-1925

Discovering art that you love by artists whose work is new to you can be a little like meeting a person to whom you’re romantically attracted — there’s an initial rush of infatuation that is so pleasurable the feeling can be addictive. Growing up in northern Delaware (in a house a few hundred yards from […]

Ernst Fredinand Oehme

Ernst Fredinand Oehme was a 19th century German Romantic landscape painter noted for his darkly atmospheric landscapes and paintings of architectural subjects. Oehme studied with the highly regarded Danish painter Johan Christian Dahl, and through him met Caspar David Friedrich. The influence of both painters is evident in Oehme’s initial choices of subject matter and […]

Eye Candy for Today: CC Curran’s Lady with a Bouquet

Lady with a Bouquet, (Snowballs), Charles Courtney Curran Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Birmingham Museum of Art (AL) which also has a zoomable version. Oil on panel, roughly 12 x 8 in (31 x 22 cm). American painter Charles Courtney Curran was […]

Yaroslav Zayablov

Yaroslav Zayablov is a contemporary Russian landscape painter whose paintings evoke the feeling of his native countryside in a variety of seasons, weather and atmosphere. His website has an English translated version (to which I have linked). There are three galleries: Landscape, Graphics (drawings) and Sketches. When looking through the his online galleries, once you […]

Eye Candy for Today: Jan Brueghel the Elder River Landscape

River Landscape, Jan Brueghel the Elder In the collection of the National Gallery of Art, DC, which has both zoomable and downloadable versions on their site (larger of the two downloadable versions requires a free account). There is also a zoomable version on Google Art Project and a downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons. This work […]

Lorenzo Lanfranconi

Lorenzo Lanfranconi is a freelance illustrator, concept artist and colorist based in Como, Italy. In many of the examples on his Artstation portfolio, he take on naturalistic subjects, but renders them with an appealing blend of texture and areas of flat color. There are usually small details that add interest and scale when you view […]

Eye Candy for Today: Le Sidaner view of London

St. Paul’s from the River: Morning Sun in Winter, Henri Le Sidaner Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons. Google lists the original as in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, but I can’t find an image on their site. Le Sidaner shows the influence of Monet, and I […]

Daniel Sprick

Originally from Arkansas, educated in Colorado and New York and currently living in Denver, Daniel Sprick is an American painter who focuses on portraits, figures and still life, and occasionally landscape. Sprick’s subjects are clearly observed, precisely drawn and rendered with finess, but to my eye, they always seem to carry with them an element […]

Eye Candy for Today: Rembrandt etching of farm scene with a man sketching

Cottages and Farm Building with a Man Sketching, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn Etching, roughly 5 x 8 in. (13 x 21 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, which has both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image on their site. Remarkable though they may be, Rembrandt’s etchings of Biblical scenes […]

Marie Egner

Marie Egner was an Austrian painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who focused largely on floral still life and landscapes that often incorporated floral subjects along with architectural elements and woodland scenes. Egner was adept with both oil and watercolor, her approach in both mediums combining bold statements with passages of […]

Konstantin Bogaevsky

Generally classified as a Symbolist, Konstantin Fedorovich Bogaevsky was a Ukrainian painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied at the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts, where his instructors included Arkhip Kuindzhi — a highly regarded Ukrainian landscape painter and a member of the Peredvizhniki who defended Bogaevsky from factions at […]

Eye Candy for Today: Carlo Ferrario ink drawing

Ancient Structure Beside a Stream, Carlo Ferrario Pen and black on on paper, roughly 6 x 9 inches (16 x 23 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, which offers both a zoomable and downloadable version on their site. I love how free and gestural Ferrario’s lines and hatching are here, so […]

Johan Krouthén

As was discussed in the comments on my recent post about Thomas Fearnley, the Scandinavian countries seem to have produced a disproportionately high number of wonderful landscape painters. Johan Krouthén was a Swedish painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm at […]

Eye Candy for Today: Juan de Espinosa still life

Still Life with Grapes, Apples and Plums, Juan de Espinosa In the collection of the Museo del Prado, which offers a downloadable as well as zoomable version of the image. There is also a somewhat larger downloadable version of the image on Wikimedia Commons, but I think the color on the museum’s image is likely […]

Nico Delort & Teagan White at Gallery Nucleus

Beautiful work by Nico Delort and Teagan White — both of whom I have featured previously on Lines and Colors — is currently on display at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA until March 5, 2017. Many of the originals have already sold, but some pieces are still available. If you’re not familiar with these artists, […]

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