Jasper Johns ‘A Story Told in Pictures’

Jasper Johns ‘A Story Told in Pictures’ There may or may not be an idea, and the meaning may just be that the painting exists. Jasper Johns The American artist Jasper Johns is often viewed as one of the greatest living artists – fluent in painting, sculpting and printmaking. That being said, he seems toContinue reading “Jasper Johns ‘A Story Told in Pictures’”

Ten Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko

1 Despite being an intelligent and academically minded person, Mark Rothko had almost no training in drawing or painting. He did spend some time with the Cubist painter Max Weber but other than that his artistic skills were largely instinctive. How’s that for raw talent?  2 He was a part of the first major AmericanContinue reading “Ten Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko”

Featured Artist Blog Post – Gerhard Richter and The Blurring of Certainty

The Dresden-born artist Gerhard Richter is undeniably one of the most important painters of the 20th and 21st Century. He is particularly famous for his overpainted photographs, in which he uses the photograph as canvas. Yet he has also shown himself fluent in a variety of mediums including watercolours and oils. Further still he has produced theContinue reading “Featured Artist Blog Post – Gerhard Richter and The Blurring of Certainty”

3 Emerging Female Artists to Watch in 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, this post considers some of the top female artists who have made a huge impact in the art world despite a global pandemic.  1 Martine Syms The Los Angeles based artist calls herself a ‘conceptual entrepreneur,’ and from examining her work this seems to be a way of describing herselfContinue reading “3 Emerging Female Artists to Watch in 2020”

Link Roundup of Recent Art News From Around the World

These are some of the best stories about Art that we have found from around the Internet – all in one place for your entertainment and information. Be warned they really do range from the sublime to the somewhat ridiculous. Creativity can be found in the most unexpected places.  It’s always great to be inContinue reading “Link Roundup of Recent Art News From Around the World”