|Manet's portraits of his wife - with cat|
Manet - Portraying Life at the Royal Academy of Arts
8" x 10", pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
I posted about Manet twice this week
- Exhibition Review: Manet - Portraying Life at the RA - this is the headlines version. I'm aiming for a more reflective one this week. I'd be interested to hear the views of people who have visited the exhibtiion.
- Sketching the Manet Exhibition at the RA - two sketches - and you can see one of them above.
|Drawn during the ROI Art Event Evening at the Mall Galleries in December 2012|
A chapter from the first biography about Banksy, the relentlessly anonymous street artist, has been published in the Smithsonian Magazine. Read The Story behind Banksy
While he may shelter behind a concealed identity, he advocates a direct connection between an artist and his constituency. “There’s a whole new audience out there, and it’s never been easier to sell [one’s art],” Banksy has maintained. “You don’t have to go to college, drag ’round a portfolio, mail off transparencies to snooty galleries or sleep with someone powerful, all you need now is a few ideas and a broadband connection. This is the first time the essentially bourgeois world of art has belonged to the people. We need to make it count.”Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Story-Behind-Banksy-187953941.html#ixzz2JGfmxoZ8 Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter
- I've only just found out that the Scribbletalk Forum is no more due to the low level of activity and has been replaced by a new and private Facebook Group as a means of getting image security and privacy.
- There is also a very active Facebook Group called Colored Pencil Artists and Lovers on Facebook which is also a closed group but has a lot of very familiar names from the world of coloured pencils.
- RECOMMENDED: The Art of Snow and Ice is a fabulous overview of paintings of snow and ice through the ages - Tales of Winter: The Art of Snow and Ice is available on iPlayer until 1st February.
- I've started a series about paintings of Frost Fairs on The Art of the Landscape - this is
Frost Fair on the Thames 1683 #1
- Artist Stephen Wiltshire draws London view from memory after one trip up the Shard is self-explanatory!
- Pintar Rápido is coming to London - there will be a Pintar Rápido Painting Day on Saturday 13th July 2013. Artists can register here
- Many congratulations to Robin Purcell (Robin Purcell, Watercolors in the Plein Air Tradition) who has achieved Master Signature membership with the California Watercolor Association after having been in six national exhibits
- This is an article Finding Your Own Painting Style - Pointers from Haidee-Jo Summers in the
- March 2013 issue of The Artist
- (Lisa Snow Lady) is the blog of Seattle artist Lisa Snow Lady. She's a great colourist - enjoy the paintings.
- The Painter's Table describes itself as "magazine of the painting blogosphere"
- This is the Facebook Page for the Virtual Paint-Out
- June Mendoza is the featured artist on the website of the Royal Society of Portrait Artists - with her portrait of Paralympic athlete David Weir who won four gold medals in 2012 for the 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m and the Marathon.
- The controversy about the portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge rumbles on - see Followup: The Painting Doesn't Photograph
- The National Portrait Gallery has managed to get portraits of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Araagon
- Who painted this? #13 provides a still life challenge to those who love a bit of detective work. Alyson Champ (The Chronicle of Wasted Time) who lives in the Chateauguay Valley, southwest of Montreal, Quebec correctly identified Who Painted This? #12 as being the Tribuna of the Uffizi by Johann Zoffany
- to follow - after the Income Tax Return!
- ArtInfo reports that an Artist (was) Busted at SCOPE Miami for Copying Photographers’ Works. Somewhat predictably the Gallery now wants to have nothing to do with the artist. Also somewhat predictably the artist still doesn't seem to get what they did wrong. It's not about giving a credit - it's about getting written permission so that you can create a derivative work!!!
- Andy Beckett of enters The Observer has written a wonderful article about that old chestnut "ArtSpeak" aka "the world of waffle" - see A user's guide to artspeak
Why do so many galleries use such pompous, overblown prose to describe their exhibits? Well, there's now a name for it: International Art English. And you have to speak it to get on.Art Dealers
- Larry Gagosian: The saga continues! This Vulture article The Trials of Art Superdealer Larry Gagosian By Eric Konigsberg
- Manet - Portraying Art opened at the Royal Academy of Arts this
- The Guardian contemplated its navel and gas a discussion about what is a blockbuster exhibition. Blockbuster art - good or bad.
- This is a Vimeo Video about Highlights of 2012 at the Royal Academy
- "The supreme master of collage" - the Kurt Schwitters exhibition Schwitters in Britain opens on Wednesday at Tate Britain
|John Singer Sargent Watercolors - MFA Boston 13 October 2013 - 20 January 2014|
- This autumn, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston is having an exhibition of John Singer Sargent Watercolors (see also my website About John Singer Sargent - Famous Painter)
- Artist Ian Sidaway (Ian Sidaway Fine Line) has reviewed Dr Ph Martin's Watercolour and ink products for The Artist
- Don't forget the Making A Mark Opinion Poll in the right hand column - Do you read ebooks about Art?
43% of U.S. adults would be willing to give up beer for a month if it meant they could keep accessing the Internet on their smartphones, and 36% said they’d be willing to give up chocolate.
- 2013 is a multiscreen world and people arrive at the places where we display and sell art via a variety of different screens and technologies. Buying via the internet is very common and buying by mobile devices is becoming increasingly common. So are you alert to what this means for you?
- New York Times Bits Blog - Do People Actually Shop on Phones? The Answer Is Decidedly Yes
- eMarketer - More Shoppers Reach for Mobile to Browse, Buy
- Last Wednesday The Google Webmaster Central Blog announced that there is to be a faster image search
Based on feedback from both users and webmasters, we redesigned Google Images to provide a better search experience. In the next few days, you’ll see image results displayed in an inline panel so it’s faster, more beautiful, and more reliable.and finally......
|Chinese Girl by Vladimir Tretchikoff|
This article Revealed after 60 years... the real Green Lady whose face is on a million living room walls identifies the model, Monika Pon, who was the original Chinese girl and shows her side by side with the painting.
I'm wondering how anybody can ever tell what is the most reproduced print. I think it's unlikely that it's still the most reproduced print - even if it was in the 1950s.
I wonder what is the most reproduced print today. Answers via comments please.