Sunday, February 21, 2010

*To sketch or not to sketch? Great little discussion at CORE 77 (wonderful design site).

*Drawing From A Photograph... The Debate of Historical Precedent.

*Francisco Jos̩ de Goya y Lucientes (March 30, 1746 РApril 16, 1828) - arguably the "Father of Modern Art" - created a set of 80 aquatint prints during the 1790s called Caprichos. I encourage a visit to the copy in The Arno Schmidt Reference Library.

Contrast Ratio (High/Mid/Low)

Aubrey Beardsley (August 21, 1872 – March 16, 1898) English.IMAGE LINK

Giorgio Morandi (June 20, 1890 – June 18, 1964) Italian.IMAGE LINK
*Review of Morandi retrospective: NY Times

Natura Morta (1962)

Paul Noble.(b.1963-)British IMAGE LINK

Paul Noble, Nobson Newtown

Gerhard Richter (born February 9, 1932).German.IMAGE LINK

Gerhard Richter. Familie Wende. Oil. 1971

Gerhard Richter. Kleiner Stuhl. Oil. 1965


Two Candles

William Kentridge(b.1955) South African.

Marlene Dumas (born August 3, 1953)South African.


Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917). French.IMAGE LINK
Chuck Close (July 5, 1940). American IMAGE LINK
Accumulation: Piranesi IMAGE LINK

Giovanni Baptiste Piranesi (1720-1798). Italian.

Carceri d'invenzione: Plate XI: The Arch with a Shell Ornament (Later State)
, 1749–50 and 1761
Etching on 18th-century laid paper

Remains of The Tomb of Metelli

View of the subterranean foundation of the mausoleum.

Julie Mehretu (1970-Present). Ethiopa - African/American.

The Sphere

Trenton Doyle Hancock. Rememor with Membry.2001.
Acrylic on canvas, 54 x 66".
Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.


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