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  • Durer: If Only He’d Had Time Lapse

    Durer: If Only He’d Had Time Lapse

    It’s Friday, and what better way to start the weekend than by kicking back and looking at a little Durer? When it comes to drawing, Albrecht Durer is one of my favorites. Sure he was great at engraving and painting, too, but one reason (the main reason? the only reason?) he was so good at them was because he was so good at drawing. So, if he’s so great, why has today’s video only gotten about 12,000 views? Because, unfortunately, […]

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  • Big Lessons from a Little Artist

    Big Lessons from a Little Artist

    Yesterday, I posted a video of a drawing done in the style of an old master whose technique (or look or style or whatever) you could learn to recreate. In the interest of keeping-us-all-awake-I-mean-contrast, today’s post revisits the painted work of a modern artist — anything but an old master — whom I posted about back in December in Mini Master? I’m talking about Aelita Andre, the little Australian girl who has from just about the word go amazed the […]

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  • Originalilty: Is It in the Water?

    Originalilty: Is It in the Water?

    Do not worry about your originality. You could not get rid of it even if you wanted to. Robert Henri Do you ever wonder where originality comes from? Does an artist draw a particular line because that’s what he physically sees? or because that is his expression of the line? or maybe because he can only hold a pencil a certain way? or??? It would be interesting to know. One thing you can be sure of is that the artists […]

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  • The Princess of Polka Dots

    The Princess of Polka Dots

    I don’t usually post on weekends, but since it’s Saturday and I’m here, I thought I’d post on a little something different: Yayoi Kusama. If you haven’t heard of Kusama, [she was] born March 22, 1929, [and] is a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern. A precursor of […]

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  • Mini Master?

    Mini Master?

    I know. I know. This post is about painting not drawing. But it does involve an art controversy, and who can resist that? Obviously not me. The controversy in this case involves a little girl in Australia who has been painting since before she could walk, and who has — from the age of 2 — been selling her works for hundreds and thousands of dollars.  Well, someone has been selling her works for hundreds and thousands of dollars. Again, […]

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