Friday, September 4, 2015

Planning to return to the JSS in Civita this summer

February 24, 2015 by  
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Corot’s view of Civita from Terrano I recently decided return to Civita Castellana Italy for my third time, this summer (2015) I’m planning to go for the artist residency for six weeks with the JSS in Civita. At first I was unsure I would could afford it but the rewards were so great from my […]

Apollo and Dionysus in the Representational Painting Family Feud

by Elana Hagler This essay explores the subconscious impulses behind aesthetic choice and offers a framework for a deeper understanding of contemporary representational painting. It is written by a painter with a readership of painters in mind, but is appropriate for anyone who wants this specific peek into the creative psyche. “Apollo and Dionysus in […]

Tour of Lucian Freud’s studio

September 10, 2014 by  
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Tour of Lucian Freud’s studio

British TV’s Channel Four’s exclusive tour of Lucian Freud’s studio and interview with David Dawson, Freud’s assistant and model for many years, who inherited Freud’s house and studio.

August 2009 video interview with Antonio López García

April 1, 2014 by  
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August 2009 video interview with Antonio López García

August 2009 video interview with Antonio López García with subtitled english translation posted on youtube Nov 18, 2013 (appears to have been a local video production)

Rackstraw Downes Videos

September 10, 2013 by  
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Rackstraw Downes Videos

Rackstraw Downes discusses his approach and philosophies involved in his outdoor painting which was featured in the PBS broadcast “Balance” which was part of the Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 6 (2012) (art21 series) You can find the full version of this broadcast on their website (not able to embed the full video – […]

The Perfect Squint: The Teaching Legacy of Edwin Dickinson – video lecture by John Leavey

August 2, 2013 by  
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The Perfect Squint: The Teaching Legacy of Edwin Dickinson – video lecture by John Leavey

Fascinating presentation explaining Edwin Dickinson’s approach to teaching painting. Lengthy video of a Workshop and Lecture given by the painter John Leavey titled “The Perfect Squint: The Teaching Legacy of Edwin Dickinson” John Leavey studied with Edwin Dickinson at the Art Students League in 1955-1961. “Dickinson said that he wasn’t aware of consciously teaching the […]

A review of La polvere di Morandi/ Morandi’s Dust

July 10, 2013 by  
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A review of La polvere di Morandi/ Morandi’s Dust

click here for a larger view   I was fortunate to be given an opportunity to review the DVD version of La polvere di Morandi/ Morandi’s Dust produced by Imago Orbis and Written and directed by Mario Chemello. More information and trailers can be viewed from their website The DVD can be purchased at this […]

Painter’s Painting

July 1, 2013 by  
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Painter’s Painting

A fascinating 1972 documentary, directed by Emile de Antonio, examines the development of abstract expressionism through Hard Edge and Color Field painting to Pop Art. Many conversations with leading artists in their studios. Among the featured painters are Robert Rauschenberg, William de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hoffman, […]

Giorgio Morandi’s Dust – New Documentary

October 3, 2012 by  
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Giorgio Morandi’s Dust – New Documentary

A new documentary titled La polvere di Morandi will soon become available. Below are two trailers for “Giorgio Morandi’s Dust”, directed by Mario Chemello and produced by Imago Orbis (Bologna – Italy) in association with the Museum of Modern Art of Bologna. Music for the trailer composed by Paolo Ferrario. A glimpse on the life […]

Joseph Albers

January 4, 2012 by  
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Joseph Albers

“…like Picasso has said it, “We don’t get what we want.” And therefore we continue, and therefore my saying is, “A painter paints because he has no time not to paint.” — Joseph Albers Albers, Josef, b. 1888 d. 1976, was one of the most influential artist-educators of the 20th century, was a member of […]

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