Tag Archives: painting

They Put the ‘Art’ in Partnering

Sally Michel (1902-2003) was 17 years his junior when she married Milton Avery (1885-1965) in 1926. A painter herself, she provided income as a freelance illustrator for 30 years while he painted full time. He never had a studio, and … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

In Praise of Walls

I’ve admired artist Outside Authority’s (www.outsideauthor.wordpress.com) lyrical renderings of UK churches and churchyards for some time. It’s stimulating to see a similar devotion to these spaces reflected in this Guardian article. “Eight hundred years ago, pagan sites – springs, wells … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Quotations | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Backlight and Hazy Music

I’m a fan of Schiele as well as of interiors. What’s interesting to me in this precocious painting is the backlighting of the subject and the skillful rendering of hazy, natural light suffusing the room. The uniform NW-to-SE directionality of … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

‘He Didn’t Get Out Much’

For Matisse, the studio was the place where the real world receded, where magic could be made and art ruled. Once he absorbed what Fauvism had to teach him about natural light and pure color, Matisse didn’t get out much. … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

‘I Would Be a Really Good Artist If I Just Stopped Painting’

“The Ordinary Song,” 2017. Credit…via Chiem & Read. Artist Donald Baechler (1956-2022) is remembered in the New York Times by Roberta Smith. Among [Baechler’s] holdings of New York artists was a neon-light wall piece by Joseph Kosuth, a leading Conceptual … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged , | Leave a comment

‘Fella in Hat Cups His Dominos’

This gallery contains 1 photo.

I tried to get my dad to teach me dominos once during the last months of his life. He was in hospital and listless. I thought it might raise his spirits. When I dumped the shiny pieces out on the … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Continuum

(c) 2022 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved

Posted in Commentary | Tagged | Leave a comment

Rochelle Feinstein: ‘I Don’t Want to Make Work That’s Beautiful’

By the time [Rochelle Feinstein] arrived at Pratt, she knew she wanted to make art — an awareness inspired in large part by reading Marguerite Yourcenar’s 1951 “Memoirs of Hadrian,” a fictionalized autobiography of the Roman emperor. “I realized that … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Art Tickle: Mixing Your Blacks

Is there a better definition of art than the effort, the ache, to explain one’s inner experience and be understood?… I was starting out as a painter, and [Chuck Close] supported and encouraged me. He bought me my first proper … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations | Tagged | Leave a comment

Wayne Thiebaud: ‘Deadpan Style of Figuration’

Wayne Thiebaud (1920-2021) is said to have painted daily to the end. He described himself as driven by “this almost neurotic fixation of trying to learn to paint.” “It has never ceased to thrill and amaze me,” he said, “the … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Quotations | Tagged , , | Leave a comment