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Meet Music's Dirtiest Portrait Artist

No, not dirty in that sense. Robert Burden has an unusual hobby. An East End bus driver by trade, in his downtime he likes to draw, mostly portraits of musicians. But he doesn't use charcoal or pastels or anything boring like that. Robert's medium of choice? Dirt. Specifically the dirt that collects on vans. And he's really quite good at it. Look. Here's Bob Dylan: [...] Read more!
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Portrait Of A Pop Artist: Katy B Crayon Drawing Giveaway!

Entertainment / Music : Idolator (2 years ago)

Here at Idolator, we get to meet a lot of pop artists who can express themselves creatively with more than just their voice or performance skills — they can also draw! So when Katy B recently dropped by, we gave the On A Mission son... Read Post

Portrait of the artist as music critic

Music / Classical : The Classical Beat (2 years ago)

In January, the New Yorker ran an article by the pianist Jeremy Denk about the process of recording Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata. It’s slightly unusual for an active musician to write a piece for a major publication — the norm is t... Read Post

Local artist to present Langrée with his portrait

Music / Classical : Arts in Focus (3 months ago)

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